New Year! We had a glorious few days to ring it in at our remote cabin
near the base of Mt. McKinley. No cell service, no TV; 'twas nice! I
recommend getting back to some simplicity that includes just chilling
with friends and family like that every once in awhile. Now we’re back
home in civilization (which ironically many Outside would characterize
as merely more simplicity in yet another, albeit larger, "remote cabin"
with indoor plumbing and electricity at least!). First sight upon our
return? A mama moose in the yard keeping watch while we were away.
Now to tackle a snowy bon fire to clean up that wonderful clutter of
Christmas and our 20' tree! S'mores for dinner, anyone?! I hope you had
I'd publicly announced New Year's Resolutions
on Fox the other night, but found out technical difficulties prohibited
responses to audio, so the interview didn't jib well. So resolutions
shall be repeated here to hold myself accountable in 2014:
1) Eat more meat. 2) Help others make the Federal Government as irrelevant in our lives as possible.
3) Live out Coach John Wooden's "Pyramid of Success", encouraging
everyone to do our individual part to live with industriousness,
self-discipline and selflessness so we, collectively as a nation, can
restore America to her exceptionalism. Certainly don't wait for
politicians or cultural icons to do it – it's imperative we do our own
Finally, quite glad to hear the new political
year kicked off with Sen. Rand Paul suing the President for violating
our rights. With that, I'll add another resolution besides the
aforementioned that result in encouraging a growing entitlement-leaning
populace to value work ethic and independence, thus being able to live
Here's #4: Be even more aggressive in calling
out media for practicing lapdog laziness. Hey reporters, we know that
once Barack Obama got elected you bailed on keeping government
accountable; you've been abject failures there. Case in point: Nixon's
presidency was over once reporters busted him for allowing his people to
spy on political opponents. Today, the Obama Presidency's hallmark is
spying (in addition to violating economic and Constitutional liberties),
for which you celebrate Barack Obama. Transparently hypocritical, much?
Take a stand, America! You deserve better. Resolve to live life
vibrantly by looking to family, faith, and freedom in this new year!