Short Story: “The Tortoise with No Hare”

August 29, 2008

I wrote this story a few years ago, and thought it might be fun to post again. Hope you enjoy it.

“The Tortoise with No Hare”
by J.Watson

This is a story, just a story. But as you know, most stories have a moral.

There is a lot we do not know about turtles. Some things have been blown out of proportion; some things have been covered up. This is my attempt to allow the truth to be known. I want to blow the shell off of this secret so the world may know… names and exact places have been changed to protect the innocent.

Have you ever wondered why so many Turtles have attempted to cross the highway? They are in training. The whole tortoise and hare fairy tale is based in fact. Actually the only fact is the tortoise. No bunny has ever raced in our spectacular event. But yes, there is a race. My name is Colby, I am a hard shell, and this is my story.

If you examine a turtle, it is evident to the eye, that our legs are not what you would call lanky, nor do we ripple with the muscles of a thoroughbred, but one thing has been missed by all of creation. We are aerodynamic. From Bicycle helmets to Volkswagen Beetles, scientists create in our image.

For every tortoise, at the appointed age, must travel a great distance and compete in the Tort-athalon. All hard shells must compete- but only one time. All hard shells must travel great distances to make the race… but some are defeated upon the highways and intersections of busy giants in busy machines too busy to see the little things in life. This is something I have known since I can remember. We know the cost- but our shelltegrity is on the line. Everyone must compete in the Tort-athalon.
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No Words for this.

August 25, 2008

You’ll just have to see for yourself.

Thanks to J.R.P. for this.

Kanon Tipton Preaching – World’s Youngest Preacher

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The Saddleback Civil Forums

August 19, 2008

I know many of you are still attempting to discern a presidential choice to make for the upcoming elections. I’ve heard several postive comments about the Saddleback Forum and wanted to make them available in one place for us to watch.

I hope you’ll take the time.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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$600k offering? No Thanks.

August 14, 2008

How bout this one- found it on the Drudge Report.

Church Rejects Donation from Lottery Winner
Posted By: Ryan Duffy     19 hrs ago

ORANGE PARK, FL — After Robert Powell hit the Florida Lottery jackpot last month and took home more than $6 million, he thought of his church.

And he offered to drop his tithe, around $600,000, in the collection plate of First Baptist Orange Park.

But the church and Pastor David Tarkington politely declined and told Powell they will not accept the lottery winnings.

Many churches do not approve of the lottery and gambling but on the other hand Pastor Dr. Lorenzo Hall of the El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church says $600,000 can do a lot of good. Read the rest of this entry »

August 14, 2008

Every once in a while my dad will send me a link. Like any good son, I am sceptical. I should learn.

This is AWESOME.

slide on over to

Trust me. You’ll be glad you did.

I was able to capture this image from my desktop, make an arrow, write text, and put a box around it. and then capture it to my computer for your veiwing pleasure.

Even better- you can capture video of you doing whatever you want on your computer and send your friend a link, showing them the video. In other words, you know that person that you have to walk them through everything on the phone for hours on end? Send them this!!!!

I can hear the collective cheering from around the internet.

Thanks Dad.

The Dog of Nashville

August 13, 2008

I don’t even know what to say about this. I ate there today. I ordered the Barnyard, which is a special of the day. BBQ with BBQ sauce on a 1/4 lb hot dog. I also ordered the Rise and Shine which you can see below.

Lollapalooza Day 3 wrap up

August 5, 2008

Of course, we all know day 3 started with my favorite band Wild Sweet Orange (click the band name for a link to thier footage.) After all that excitement, we focused in on finishing out the festival. We had several bands we wanted to see, but after our Wilco seat success, and failure to get a good Radiohead seats, we felt it most important to set up camp and wait for the big show that night.

We arrived at 5:30pm to wait for Gnarls Barkley. We were hoping for a ridiculous outfit, but instead got a very dapper Cee-lo and Danger Mouse. The crowd was very lively and into them the whole set. Read the rest of this entry »