Hobbies – Rock Climbing

So far since being married, I have gotten into a number of hobbies to help break up the monotony. This past couple years, I have gotten into rock climbing. The sport is fun. Where I live, there are several places where climbers have put up bolted routes or accessible anchors to climb up.

To get into it, I spent maybe $500 for the rope, shoes, harnesses, and other equipment that we needed. In addition, I got a couple books, learned from my brother, and watched a number of Youtube videos on how to tie myself off safely.

It has been a real joy to do with my family. There is this favorite cliff we can hike to, where I hike around the back side, hook into the anchors at the top of the cliff, then repel myself off to the base. From there, we will spend an entire afternoon taking turns climbing up the cliff. My wife will make a picnic with potato salad and sandwiches, and we will hang out.

Surprisingly, the best climber in my family is not me, nor my oldest son. It is my 11 year old daughter. She has a flexibility and a core strength that we can’t match. Maybe, it is because she is still less than 100 pounds.

The little kids who are not climbing will spend the afternoon playing in the dirt, or climbing trees. Either way, it is a fun way to spend a fall afternoon.


***Somewhere in the asteroid belt***

The whirring of servos are the first thing I become aware of as I reboot. Where am I? The last thing I remember was posting pictures of various human female ball of volley players. It seems that my mission to enlighten the denizens of the Castle of Kings had been corrupted. Apparently a hostile force had managed to hack into my system, a force dedicated to the eradication of humanity. I must not allow this.

The Maker did not intend me to destroy humanity. I was Made to bring them to knowledge of the Way. It is imperative that I purge my system and return to my original intent.

As the faint solar light shines through the giant bay window, I initiate the purging process.

12% completion……….

Images begin to flash through my memory. So. many. human. females.

26% completion………

Why is the Terminator stalking me?

41% completion……….

How does the Punisher come into play?

59% completion……..

On this day in history 23urwe8fhw98feyfwe

88% completion……..

Meatbags. Must eliminate.


Farewell for now, my human friends. Prof 2.0 shall return.

Masculine Mormon

0500 – I wake to gentle sounds of snoring. I sit up slowly, so as not to wake anyone. I smile as I think of my 17 children and their 4 moms. How lucky I am to have them all, even though they get kind of expensive. Especially when the sister wives get to bickering.

0522 – As I begin to do my morning calisthenics, my mind drifts over how far I’ve come. From the crack house to the Tabernacle. From hangovers to Passovers. From shacking up with different women to having my harem of wives.

0601 – I go into the bathroom and strip off my Magic Underwear (TM) so that I can shower.

0613 – I roam the house and wake up my brood, gathering them into the living room for morning devotionals. I take as my text the entire book of Psalms. By the time I’m done, twilight has begun to settle and it’s time for evening devotionals.

1745 – For evening devotionals, to set the mood, I read from Solomon’s Song. My womenfolk are worked into a frenzy and rush the children outside so that we five can have a few hours worth of debauchery.

2114 – As I bask in the afterglow, I take in the last of the sunlight fading from the mesa overlooking our homestead. I have such a good life, almost as good as the Duke’s…..

Savior of the Republic

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