Is that Heaven up there?

March 11, 2009


Lying in bed last night, about to fall asleep, Ashley asks about how I want to handle magical issues (mainly heaven) regarding our future child.  Assuming a hypothetical death of hypothetical hamster, do we explain the reality of the situation to the child or do we allow the comforting thoughts of heaven? Ashley’s already assured me that she’s using heaven.


Following the hypothetical death of the hypothetical hamster, the kid would more then likely move on and not think about the hamster all that much as time went on, leaving hamster-heaven back in childhood along with Santa Claus.  However, what would happen if we had to explain the death of a person.  Let’s pretend I die, (can’t kill the wife off in hypothetical examples) the emotional intensity of picturing a parent in heaven will most likely last far beyond childhood.  That would seem more real then hamster-heaven did.  Now our child has a predisposition for being religious. Whatever our child ultimately believes is up to them, but I would hate for them to fall to magical thinking simply we intentionally misled them.

Understanding religion is very important, but how do you teach your child about religion without just teaching religion?  I really don’t know how I feel about this and I don’t know how helpful the thought of heaven truly is.

Graphic Novel Project

February 2, 2009

During the past 2 days, I’ve formally began work on my graphic novel about evil magicians. My illustration confidence is very, very low, but I’m not at that stage yet, so I don’t have to think about it. My plan is to complete it sometime within the year.


December 7, 2008

Many Whole Food grocery stores are now selling Aquamantra bottled water. Aquamantra is a magical bottled water. These bottles have been infused with positive phrases like “I am grateful” or “I am healthy”, and through the use of quantum mechanics, the water makes the phrase on the bottle true for you after you drink it.

The site claims the creator isDr. Masaru Emotowho was made famous by the the quantum physics movie What the Bleep Do We Know where he taped emotionally charged words onto glasses of water. He then studied the ice crystals and according to his findings, all the happy words spawned beautiful water crystals, and all the mean words spawned ugly water crystals. Because the human body is made up of 90% water, it also is subject to this kind of “quantum magic.” So for $2 to $3 Dr. Masaru Emoto will sell you magic happy water that will make you lucky, happy, and healthy.

So if you’re an attractive blond girl, you too might be an Aquamantra drinker:

Aquamantra is also “Proven to to change your Aura”. Grammar aside, it has to be true.