What to do about a Bleeding Mole?

Hiking in the woods, www.ishism.com

My wife and I went hiking yesterday. It was a nice time to talk and get out of the house together.

One of the interesting things is that we happened upon a small ball of black fur wobbling across the trail. I was surprised to discover this was in fact a mole… wobbling back and forth… on top of the ground. I have seen moles in displays at the zoo. But for obvious reasons I have not seen a mole in the wild before.

Is that a mole? www.ishism.com

Hairy and Bleeding Mole, www.ishism.com

We watched it for a few moments. It was wobbling back and forth across the trail and it was cute at first. But as we watched it became apparent something was wrong. My wife saw some blood on the mole’s nose. Perhaps it was stepped on by an earlier hiker or dog? What do we do with a bleeding mole?

It was cute, but we did not have the time or the funding to bring it home to attempt to nurse it back to health (and we have three cats in our house).

My wife felt like it was wrong to leave the mole on the trail where it was just wobbling back and forth. But, it’s not like we could take it to a veterinarian either. So my wife picked the mole up with her jacket, and carried it away from the trail and set it down in the woods. At least here it would not be stepped on by unobservant hikers (hopefully)… and it would also be under some cover from potential predators.

What would you have done?

The Problem with America’s Failing Education System

I am on the way to becoming a college teacher so I don’t expect to encounter this very often. But I have many friends who teach elementary school. Their stories seem very much like this video created by Sleepyprincesszzz. If you are a teacher, I am sure you understand…

Troy Polamalu at Wax Museum (Video)

Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers does one of the funniest commercials/promos I have seen in a long time. This is for Head and Shoulders, and was released in October of last year. So yeah, I am a bit late sharing it… but I just saw it today.

It’s very cool and very fun. I’m glad one of the older guys didn’t have a heart attack! I’m not sure exactly sure how this promotes “Head and Shoulders,” but it is definitely funny. What do you think?

How to be a Christian

Below are links to 3 videos from one of the most powerful sermons I have heard in a long time. It is from Glenn Packiam. This sermon is about how to live like a Christian. If you live like a Christian… then you are living in opposition to the world. You don’t need a sign to show people that you are different. If people know you, they should be able to tell by the words you speak and the things you do that you are different.

I really identified with the NFL metaphor he uses. There are times as a Christian, that I feel like a Bronco fan… sitting at an Oakland Raiders game… in Oakland. I feel like this because I am a graduate student, and if you are in academics then being a Christian means “I automatically lose 50 points off my IQ and that I hate everyone.”

But honestly, I don’t hate homosexuals (but I believe homosexuality is a sin). I don’t hate people who drink (because I also drink) but I believe alcohol in excess is a sin. People who know me know that I am a Christian… but it is not easy to live the life of a Christian because it immediately puts me in opposition to the “world.”

If you have time, I sincerely hope you will check out some of the videos below from Glenn Packiam’s sermon. To me it was one of the best messages I have heard in a few years. I saw it live when I when I was in Colorado.

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