Who and What is the Happy Warrior

The Happy Warrior is the title of a poem... and yes, I love this poem. I do not wish to be mischaracterized, for the most part poetry is not my bag. I am not an afficionado of literature nor am I a metro-sexual (I despise that term) but a dear friend introduced me to this masterpiece of prose several years ago... it has provided no end of inspiration. The Happy Warrior by William Wordsworth outlines the qualities of a magnificent soul. I aspire to possess even one or two characteristics that "every man in arms should wish to be."

This blog is a representation, in conversational form, of my voyage to wrap my arms around the world in which Mr. Worsdworth's warrior finds happiness.

(Standing disclaimer: Luckily tests of spelling accuracy ended in 4th grade otherwise I would still be in Elementary School. Be forewarned, spelling errors ahead. I subscribe to the wisdom of a great man who said, "I have utmost disdain for a man who can only spell a word one way." -Benjamin Franklin)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Beware the "crisis" and tyranny of the urgent

For twenty years sober politicians have been warning that Social Security funds are on a road to ruin and the vast majority of law makers have turned a blind eye refusing to engage in any type of program reconfiguration or rationing. It has been the biggest non-issue since Y2K. Now all of a sudden the economic crisises are pouring in like water in the steerage of the Titanic. According to President Obama we cannot move fast enough and enact sufficiently radical policy to confront these crises. Something smelles funny to me. I must invoke the rule of SD&TST2T (June 9th blog).

President Obama's recent speech to the AMA is a great example. Consider this quote from his speech:

Make no mistake: the cost of our health care is a threat to our economy. It is an escalating burden on our families and businesses. It is a ticking time-bomb for the federal budget. And it is unsustainable for the United States of America.

Work with me now and let's look closely at his words:

Firstly, I love the introductory phrase that is meant to dismiss out of hand any contrary view as obsurd or crazy: "Make no mistake". Whenever you hear this phrase it should raise a red flag. It is similar to the person who says, "I'm going to be honest with you..." and then proceeds with some supposed fact or explanation. Turn and run as fast as you can! The "honest with you" phrase is an indicator to be very, very careful. President Obama is a master at these phrases. "Make no mistake" is designed to establish a playing field (an uneven playing field to be sure) on his terms and dismiss contraditions before they have a chance even to take root. Well, I am not going to fall into his rhetorical trap but am going to take issue with his statement.

Next: "the cost of healthcare is a threat to our economy." I think this is an overstatement and is a "the enemy is at the gates" approach to legitimizing radical measures in the name of a "crisis". Let us concede the point however: perhaps the cost of healthcare is threatening our economy but is the answer really to put healthcare more and more in the hands of government? When did government ever do anything as efficiently and cost effectively as the private sector? This is not a rhetorical question... truly name one endeavor where the government (in the US or in any country) has been the icon of efficiency and ingenuity. NEVER! Like him or detest him, perhaps the greatest truth Ronald Reagan ever spoke has direct application to the case of healthcare:

Let us proceed. "It is a ticking time-bomb for the federal budget." Let me translate for you. "The sky is falling, the sky is falling. I will save us all but you must do exactly as I say." It strikes me as interesting that we are forbidden to use waterboarding in a "ticking time-bomb" scenario but our politician's feel free to to appeal to such language and hold the illiteration of a ticking time-bomb over our heads to coerce us into hasty action. Again, perhaps it is a "ticking time-bomb" but my immediate response is not to fundamentally change the fabric of American society by adopting state run solutions (i.e. a socialist fix) but to ask, "how much time is left before the bomb explodes and, with the time remaining, how many lawyers can we extricate from the healthcare body politic to slow and eventaully stop the hemorrhaging?"

Finally: "and it is unsustainable for the United States of America." I'm sorry President Obama, you lost ALL credibility to talk about sustainability in any way, shape, form or application when you posed your budget with irresponsible levels of federal spending and historic deficit levels. These deficit levels, while claiming to drop in 2012, then climb back up for the next six years to record levels. By definition, this spending and deficit plan is NOT SUSTAINABLE.

Short-term thinking and dangerous economic consumption of fake money are placing us on the edge of economic ruin. At this rate we will not have to worry about environmental catastrophe in 2050, the United States of America will have crumbled like so many nations that comprise the rubble of human history by then.

Monday, June 29, 2009

"Modern (i.e. enlightened, feminist informed) Marriage is breaking down.... shocking!

This entry is somewhat lengthy (especially if you take the time to read the linked article -which you really need to) but SOOOOOO enlightening. The video is something of a teaser, the real revelations are in the article. Grab a pencil and notebook and write down all the red flags/indicators of the inevitable failed "marriages". Oh, and then share them with me.

Here's the article (read it!):

I can say many things by way of commentary... For now let me just say: feminists, why are you surprised? By and large you've created a world exactly like you wanted (you've become the men you so hated) and now you are finding that it isn't all you imagined it would be. Ooooops, got to find another theory and drive down that road... perhaps happiness and meaning is in that direction about two miles.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sermonette: Steinbeck's experience with real religion

Today my friend, Ethan, confessed (rather approriate for a Sunday I should say) that he had not visited my blog for some time. Bad Ethan! Later in our conversation we got talking about John Steinbeck's Travel's with Charley and I shared a small experience that Steinbeck recounted. Ethan asked me to send it to him... Well, here it is ready for reading. Yes, Ethan, you will have to visit my blog to get it.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Saturday Enlightenment: Prager University, Vol. 2

Here is the second "class" in the Prager University curriculum. Don't be tardy, it is all of 5 minutes long:

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson and a rare moment of media honesty

If you are on the internet (which you are in order to read this blog) you already know that Michael Jackson has passed from this life into the next. Hopefully he can find more solace and peace in that world than he had in this one, albeit he will not experience the fame as he did in mortality. Perhaps the solace will come BECAUSE he will not be saddled with the burden of fame. Interesting what a change of perspective death must bring. This is not what I wanted to comment about however.

I was driving around the Phoneix area when I heard the radio news reports. The various news agencies were scrambling to seperate fact from rumor and confirm that Michael had, in fact, died. I happened upon an ABC news report at the top of the hour as the studio reporter transfered to some correspondent outside the UCLA Medical Center. In a moment of beautiful clarity, the onsite corresponded opened his report with these words: "We don't know anything!" He went on to give some short explanation about how no one who was in front of the hospital knew anything more than the common listener and how, in fact, other news people were pulling up, jumping out of their vans and rushing to ask HIM what HE knew.

I nearly swerved off the road in a fit of laughter. What a glorious, albeit rare, moment of media honesty. Aside from the honesty I was amused by the idiotic decision to send the newscast to a live reporter who knew NOTHING! That is not news. That is no news. Why in the world do you spend the 15 precious seconds you have on a news segment talking to someone who, as he himself admitted "we don't know anything". I thought in my mind, "thank you, I don't know anything more from listening to the NEWS than I did half a minute ago." In all seriousness, I have to give them credit for not resorting to fabricated news or false news which my own research has discovered to be frequently more harmful (i.e. it has the tendency to stir up harmful reactions and cause real psychosocial maladies)than the worst possible real news.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My Statement/Letter to the Iranian People

It would appear that the leader of the free world (aka President Barak Obama) is more inclined to apologize for previous US actions than to lead the world into a new era of freedom… Yes, this is a “fundamental change” to be sure.

Well since our chief executive cannot find it within himself to offer a strong and inspirational statement of support for an oppressed people struggling to obtain one of the most essential political rights (free and fair elections, the right of self-determination, the democratic privilege to throw off the shackles of an absolute theocracy and other related but obviously unimportant principles); since he is remiss to decry the heavy hand of a centralized state power, I will offer some thoughts to my fellow bothers and sisters of liberty in Iran:

To my friends in Iran,
While half a world away, the love of liberty that flows in your veins unites us as countrymen. The political and social privileges which were secured for me before my birth now appear to be at your door. You are making today, what is for me and my country, a matter of history. Your great cause will not happen by accident or by default. The history of every people –from every country and of every faith- reveals that freedom and liberty must earned. The cost is almost always extracted in the blood of those who would be free. Do not misunderstand, I am not inciting, encouraging or suggesting the adoption of violent means. No man and no country has the right to recommend such actions; that is a course only those at the center of the struggle can resolve upon. I am simply stating the precedence of history. No one should walk this path with eyes half open: to be won, your struggle will come at a price. This is one principle of wisdom we can offer and one that we would be careful to remember ourselves.

Another principle you can rely on is that the American people stand with you. We are now and ever have been a freedom loving people. Our ancestors came to this land largely to escape oppressive rulers and systems of government. In time, brave men and women eventually recognized the need to dissolve political realities that had run their course. These citizens had much in common with you. They were possessed with a vision of a better world as well as the courage and conviction to bring it about. One of these leaders described his personal conviction which has guided us as a nation for over two hundred years. He delared, “I have sworn upon the alter of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” His words caused us to spill our own blood in foreign lands, on vicious beaches, in strange jungles and in arid deserts to free others (non-Americans) from tyrants. As long as Americans value our own freedom we will also celebrate and encourage yours.

At this time it is prudent only that the people of the United States stand on the sideline and cheer your magnificence. We know that this small gesture will reverberate loudly in your ears. We honor your cause and encourage your fortitude. You are the future of Iran. Your children and their children will one day speak your names in reverence and honor your great achievements. We do so today.

-citizen of the United States of America

Monday, June 22, 2009

Father's Day vs. Valentine's Day.... hmmmmm?

With the spirit of Father's Day so recently upon us I got thinking (more dangerous than you can imagine)and my thoughts brought me to a comparison between Valentine's Day and Father's Day. Caution: at this point you may wish to exercise some discretion and consider skipping this entry. I am going to be speaking on intimacy (i.e. sexuality).... hence I don't want to embarrass my mom or other friends with whom this this type of topic might be too much information. Here was my thought in the form of a question: I wonder if more men get "lucky" on Father's Day or Valentine's Day?
What would cause me to have this question? Because one of the most profound ways a man feels loved, appreciated and valued by his spouse is through sexual intimacy. I know, I know... we are pathetically simple creatures. But it is true and this is not just a comment on my personal psychology but is a general statement of male psychological, emotional and physical composition. Furthermore, instead of being repulsed by this, women should recognize the tremendous benefit this is to them. Now, back to my main question: Do more men get "lucky" on Father's Day or Valentine's Day?

My considered answer is: I hope more men receive an intimate expression of affection from their wive's on Father's Day. Why do I hope for this? There are several reasons:

1. It communicates (from the wife to her husband) that being a good and honorable Father is profoundly important to her. Literally, when he fulfills his role as a father it turns her on. If more men were conditioned to this end, we would have many more men engaging in goood fatherhood (and correspondingly less men being negligent of their fatherly and husbandly responsibilities). It is a simple case of classical conditioning (which explains so much of interpersonal, social, consumer and political behavior today).

2. On Father's Day, as opposed to Valentine's Day, men can't screw things up. On Father's Day the message is straightforward: we want to honor and thank you for being a good dad. One message, no reciprical expectations are made from the man (exept to earn this accolade during the previous 364 days of the year). But on this one day, on Father's Day, it is his day to receive a unconditioned expression of gratitude. Compare this to Valentine's Day. There is all kinds of expectations and pressure for a man prior to the possibility of an intimate expression. There is an infinite realm of possible things a man can do (or forget to do) to disqualify him from any chance of getting lucky. Valentine's Day is a messy, sticky, difficult to navigate situation. Father's Day, on the otherhand, is clear cut: You are a great Father, I want to show you how much I appreciate it! Keep up the good work.

And when I am "rewarded" for my good work with a lemon meringue pie, a message or my woman in a little lacey number... I'll tell you, that is good motivation for me to continue trying to be a better father and a better husband! That is why I hope more men (more good men that is, not "boys who happen also to be dads) get "lucky" on Father's Day than Valentine's Day. This world needs to reward and to facilitate more fathers (the object of Father's day), not more lovers (the object of Valentine's Day). And for all the minimalization of the power of women in our world, the most awesome force for making good men and for making men good is women!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sermonette: Blessing and Responsibility of a Father

"There is no greater responsibility than that of being a husband and a father, from which there is no release."
-James E. Faust

Happy Father's Day! I waited a very long time (I know this time frame is relative and is much shorter than some, but to me it was a very long time before I heard a child speak the word "Dad" and I was object of the beautiful pronoun) to be a Father. Before that day finally came I faced the possibility that I might never be priveledged to hold that title. Well, God is a worker of miracles and I am now "dad" to three little children.

Being a Father and husband are the single most important and honorable "positions" I could aspire to. These are also the two jobs I find myself sorely deficient to master. It is, to borrow from Don Quxiote, the "unreachable star". I will work a lifetime and still have deficiencies when it comes to my relationship with my wife and children... In spite of my shortcomings, my flaws, my weaknesses and mistakes still they love me and help me be better everyday.

Perhaps one measure of a father's success is tied to that old Boy Scout saying about cleaning up a camp site: leave it better than you found it. It is about improving and leaving a generation better equipped than the one in which you arrived. With this as a measure, my dad has excelled tremendously fast and far. He has handed to me (as well as all my brothers who are now or will yet be fathers of their own children) an improved legacy including the glory of hard work, the value of education, the importance of duty, the search for spiritual truth and the blessing of many siblings. So I salute my father and hope that I can further improve my own family in the generation where I am "dad".

Friday, June 19, 2009

Quick update

I've noticed a precipitous decrease in traffic to my blog this past week. Sadly I think it is because I did not post a "Wacky Wednesday" blog... this means, of course, that many of my usual visitors only come to see my light-hearted contribution to the blogosphere and are less than interested in my "deeper" thoughts and commentary. Where did I go so wrong?

The reason for my conspicuous lack of blogging lately is because I am not at home but am in New Jersey at an academic conference. Yes, I can hear the yawns already (and don't think I didn't see Mrs. Wicke's mouth open and close with a certain amount of boredom). What can I say? I know there are many people who wonder, "What does Thomas do for work anyway?" In cases like this it certainly would be much more exciting to promote the false rumor that I am some sort of government agent involved in saving the free world. So, which is more exciting to believe: conference on the social ecological contribution of health psychology or the mysterious unknown activities of a highly trained ROTC agent dedicated to the preservation of truth, freedom and the American way... I'll let you believe what you want to believe.

I thought at least, I should let you know what I've been up to the past few days. Here are some pictures of Montclair State University where the conference is being held:

If you are really brave, here is the title slide to my presentation:

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

President Obama's Pay-Go proposal assumes you and I are Stupid-o

I have never seen such effective use of flattery, charismatic persuasion mixed with rhetorical doublespeak as displayed by President Obama. He could convince an angel that hell is an enviable place to purchase a summer home (assuming, of course, that it is ec0-powered). He is a Michaelangelo of politics and social engineering -he paints a beautiful picture. The danger is that his painting is a hybrid of fantasy, romanticism and surrealism; realism is a foreign art form to him. I believe the man has the purest of motives -he really does think the United States would be a better place after undergoing some "fundamental change". Like many others, I think the fundamentals of the US (the Constitution of 1787, Judeo-Christian values, capitalism, individual responsibility, the right to FAIL, learn and try again, etc.) are not only good enough but are actually divinely inspired and established by some of the greatest minds the world has even known.

While his "Pay-Go" plan may be one of his most benign changes (which is really just a tired old idea he is resurrecting), it does illustrate his adept use of flattery and verbal sophistry. I submit the following piece from the Wall Street Journal since they say it better than I could:

Some things in politics you can't make up, such as President Obama's re-re-endorsement Tuesday of "pay-as-you-go" budgeting. Coming after $787 billion in nonstimulating stimulus, a $410 billion omnibus to wrap up fiscal 2009, a $3.5 trillion 2010 budget proposal, sundry bailouts and a 13-figure health-care spending expansion still to come, this latest vow of fiscal chastity is like Donald Trump denouncing self-promotion.
Check that. Even The Donald would find this one too much to sell.
But Mr. Obama must think the press and public are dumb enough to buy it, because there he was Tuesday re-selling the same "paygo" promises that Democrats roll out every election. Paygo is "very simple," the President claimed. "Congress can only spend a dollar if it saves a dollar elsewhere."
That's what Democrats also promised in 2006, with Nancy Pelosi vowing that "the first thing" House Democrats would do if they took Congress was reimpose paygo rules that "Republicans had let lapse." By 2008, Speaker Pelosi had let those rules lapse no fewer than 12 times, to make way for $400 billion in deficit spending. Mr. Obama repeated the paygo pledge during his 2008 campaign, and instead we have witnessed the greatest peacetime spending binge in U.S. history. As a share of GDP, spending will hit an astonishing 28.5% in fiscal 2009, with the deficit hitting 13% and projected to stay at 4% to 5% for years to come.
The truth is that paygo is the kind of budget gimmick that gives gimmickry a bad name. As Mr. Obama knows but won't tell voters, paygo only applies to new or expanded entitlement programs, not to existing programs such as Medicare, this year growing at a 9.2% annual rate. Nor does paygo apply to discretionary spending, set to hit $1.4 trillion in fiscal 2010, or 40% of the budget.
This loophole matters, because on the very day Mr. Obama was hailing paygo the House Appropriations Committee was gleefully approving a 12% increase in 2010 nondefense discretionary spending, the third year running that Democrats have proposed double-digit increases. Or consider that the 2010 budget resolution included a $2 billion increase for low-income heating assistance as an entitlement change that should be subject to paygo. But Congressional Democrats simply classified it as discretionary spending, thereby avoiding the need for $2 billion in cuts elsewhere.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Attila's reprise

Mrs. Wicke is THE reason my children will grow up to be accomplished adults. Between the piano lessons, times tests and cooking adventures she is committed to frequent trips to the county library. This is no trip for the faint hearted. Sometime between 1980 and the present the municipal library system has become much more liberal in their policies. I think the book limit (the number of books a person can have checked out at one time) is now about one hundred. I'm not kidding. Every time Logan and Griffin come back they have about 50 books a piece.

A few Saturday's ago I joined them on the pilgrimage and actually found an interesting "read" in the youth section. Griffin sacrificed by limiting his spoils to 49 books and I brought home a book entitled "Attila the Hun". While it is written at a Jr. High level, the survey of Attila's life and accomplishments is informative and enjoyable. I was even thrilled to find a little nugget of wisdom that is very apprapoe to our modern circumstances. The author explains that Attila actually spent several years in Ravenna as a Roman "hostage" (a fairly common arrangement between competing powers which is a fascinating convention I did not know about) where he was expected to learn about the Roman way of life, culture, language, etc. He even improved his Latin and learned Greek -so much for my preconceived conception of Attila as a simple barbarian. Amidst all these interesting tidbits, this is the paragraph that made my hair stand up:

"Attila observed signs of decay in the luxurious Roman lifestyle. By the fifth century, the western empire was slipping into a decline caused by corrupt leadership, a failing economic system that overtaxed its citizens, and a breakdown of law and order."

COULD THERE BE A MORE ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF PRESENT DAY CIRCUMSTANCES IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA? Clearly I am not the first to draw paralells between the great democracy of the first millenium and our own, but the similarities connecting us to history never cease to be shocking. Beyond this, our seeming inability to effect a course correction even with such clear historical hindsight is dispairing.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Saturday Enlightenment: Feeling insignificant or feeling a bit big for your britches?

People are funny... While there are times when we struggle with feeling insignificant there are other times when we get to thinking we are a little bigger than we really are. This is not unique to modern man but seems to have been (and will be) a problem for a very long time. The Psalmist opined, "What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour." (Psalms 8:4-5)

Here is a fun scientific visual of this theme (this link will take you to a web page that should produce no end of wonder and enlightenment). Enjoy:


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wacky Wednesday 2009, Vol. 16

More women drivers and their unique challenges...

By the way, if you think I am picking on women, please take some time to review the multiple posts exposing men's idiocy. I am an equal opportunity blogger... neither sex has a monopoly on imbecility.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Law of "Slow Down and Take Some Time to Think"

OK, so it is not really a law... more like "guidelines" as they say in Pirates of the Carribbean. Actually it is more like a good rule of thumb that has never steered me wrong. (what is a "rule of thumb" anyway... where did that saying come from... another topic for another time). Let me elaborate for those to whom "slow down and take some time to think" might not be self-explanatory enough. Yes, I am talking to President Obama and the Democratic Legislative Branch for starters.

The Law of SD&TST2T (Slow Down and Take Some Time to Think): I have made it a rule to sleep on every major decision (including major purchase like a car, home, etc.) in my life. This is one of the first "guidelines" I shared with Mrs. Wicke way back when we first got married. It has gotten us out of many pressure situations when we might otherwise have made a poor decision. Adhearance to this law has enabled us to walk away from several high pressure car salesmen and return more secure in our decision. It is LIBERATING! But the rule goes far beyond just buying a car. It can, and should, be applied to any intense or major decision including personal relationship issues, job offers, family moves, emotional or moral quandaries, etc. How many extra-marital affairs would their be if one or both individuals would simply invoke the rule of SD&TST2T at the heat of the moment?

We have never regretted slowing down and taking time to consider. Why then is so much of the Democratic agenda (AKA: President Obama's sacred "changes") tied to some artifical timeline of "now" or "by such and such a date"? We have been told that healthcare reform must be accomplished by August and that Supreme Court hearings must begin by July 13th. All of a sudden I feel like I'm in a car dealership showroom and being pressured to buy now, buy now, BUY NOW! Hmmmm, since the government now runs Chrystler and General Motors perhaps the odd sense of false urgency is not just conincidental. All kidding aside, President Obama is displaying a dangerous pattern of haste. In the name of and seizing upon the convenience of "a crisis" he rammed his trillion dollar spending plan (popularly entitled "stimulus" but in reality a "slavery package") down the throat of every living and yet to be born American. At least his folly did not go unprotested:

Here is what I've learned from my lifelong adhearance to the Law of SD&TST2T:
1. when people pressure or rush you (to come to a conclusion or make a purchase) it is not in your best interest.
2. when people pressure or rush you they are usually trying to hide something (some aspect or down side to the deal that is not so advantageous to you).
3. when people pressure or rush you they are playing on your emotions and DO NOT want you to use your brain. Rationality and clear thought are their enemies. Wow, what red flags does this cause to arise?
4. Any question, change or purchase that is so important as to demand an immediate decision DESERVES to be carefully thought out. Time is an essential and irreplacable element of the consideration and evaluative process.

The Obama administration is proposing MONUMENTAL changes that will have profound effect on our lives. These economic, medical, security and citizenship (yes, at the core of almost all his policies is a fundamental change in the relationship between the government and the citizenry) alterations will have a profound impact on us and our children and our children's children. These are unprecedented changes in the 233 year history of the republic and you are telling me that we don't have time to slow down and give them sober, careful consideration? Give me a break. What are you trying to pull over on the American people?

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sermonette: The Test of Life

Boyd K. Packer
The crucial test of life, I repeat, does not center in the choice between fame and obscurity, nor between wealth and poverty. The greatest decision of life is between good and evil. We may foolishly bring unhappiness and trouble, even suffering upon ourselves. These are not always to be regarded as penalties imposed by a displeased Creator. They are part of the lessons of life, part of the test.
Some are tested by poor health, some by a body that is deformed or homely. Others are tested by handsome and healthy bodies; some by the passion of youth; others by the erosions of age. Some suffer disappointment in marriage, family problems; others live in poverty and obscurity. Some (perhaps this is the hardest test) find ease and luxury.
All are part of the test, and there is more equality in this testing than sometimes we suspect.
-“The Choice,” Ensign, Nov. 1980, 20

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Saturday Enlightenment: D Day Special Edition

This Saturday Enlightenment issue is somewhat unique as today is the anniversary of D Day. In the spirit of becoming a better person, of improving our understanding of how we fit into this human family, including the generations that have come before and the ones who will come after- we have an obligation to learn what has been handed to us. We have a responsibiity to know, as best we can, of the blood and lives spent by those on whose shoulders we stand.

So here is a simple challenge, an assignment if you will: spend 15 minutes on the internet searching and learning about what happened on this horrible, glorious day. Here is a short movie clip to motivate you:

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wacky Wednesday 2009, Vol. 15

I've made a lot of fun about stupid men and their ladders, now it is time to watch our fairer counterpart and their difficulty maneuvering automobiles.

If this is not enough for you, here is another video for your enjoyment!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Baby Lincoln update!

Here is a short video of our little man starting to find his voice: