Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas From a Long Lost Blogger

Let me start by attempting another excuse for my absence. I just hope those who used to read my blog understand my need to focus elsewhere.

I've had to give up a lot to keep my family here and I've had to put much more time into work, if I'm going to makeup for the penalties of living here. Sadly, that has meant neglecting even friendships from my youth (so no offence; I've been an absent jerk to everyone but those who live with me).

I'm trying to find the most effective distribution of my efforts, given that we have to be here for now and change to such a conservative society comes so slowly. Though, you bet, it is changing and I'm thankful to the GLBT and LDS that have made the LDS church friendlier in the last couple months. I think, though, Prop 8 tempered my optimism just enough to make me plan less for the best case scenario, and more for the case where I do not live to see the day my family is treated fairly by Utah, even if we are in Utah. I had to adjust my balance.

That is not to say,of course, I’ve dropped activism; far from it. Simply, I am fuel for this family, a finite measure of fuel, and I am aiming to burn where I will burn most efficiently. I hope I am optimizing that effort in my personal, professional and political lives.

I’m just sorry to those who I’ve inadvertently ignored by not even checking the inbox associated with this site for months. If you have my alter-ego’s email address, use that and I swear it won’t be a digital black hole. Facebook, well, I try but that’s becoming a bit of a black hole too.

Those who know what I’ve been up to probably could guess, though, that this is just a quick check in. I’ve got a holiday break, but the holidays are, happily, never really a break and soon I’ll be back at it.

Anyway, I just wanted to wish you all a merry Christmas, and a joyous New Year.

Oh and a happy Inter Solstice :-).

You didn’t think I’d forget you on this time-honored holiday, did you?

No way. I got you something nice; two things even:

--Fist, the toy: some guilt-free listening to This American Life.

--Finally, the practical item: Shelter, maybe not for you but in your name and for some Utahn that certainly needs it in the tough economy and chilly weather.

Enjoy! And sure, I know I've tried to guilt you all into also getting me something for the holidays in the past. Some of you did buy me nice gifts last year and I've appreciated them. But no, I've been a bad blogger and a distant online friend. I don't deserve such a wonderful gesture, one that would be so very much appreciated and all the more special if you gave despite my rude online behavior :-).

Hey, and look at that, I'm just like Santa ;-): I don't answer my letters all year, I pop in, drop off gifts and pop out. There's a nerdy internet cookie joke in there somewhere too, but I've got no time to find it.

Again, Merry Christmas.

52 comments:

Queers United said...

You are not a bad blogger, you have had so much on your plate. Thanks for updating us and Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Ned said...

Wow, thanks for the nice gifts. Love them both! How l did you know I was running low on my TAL listening? Here are a few cyber gifts for you:

http://www.cafepress.com/+peace_love_equality_sticker_bumper,24967468

http://www.cafepress.com/+some_of_my_best_friends_rectangle_magnet,41661579

http://www.cafepress.com/+then_you_win_sticker_rectangular,83782476

Thanks for all you are doing. When I learned that the church and GLBT folks had been talking, I immediately thought of you.

Merry Christmas and all the best in the year ahead!
Ned

James Figueiredo said...

Hi, Scot, nice to see you back on the blog, however briefly - I totally missed your post on the Bone books and, having just read it, am delighted to know the kids like it!

Happu Holidays to you and your family!

Best,
J.

Wyatt said...

Happy-joyous-wonderful Holidays to you guys!

Thanks for the post :)

No matter how absent you are from the blog world, you're never absent from my heart and mind.

Peace,

Wyatt

J G-W said...

Merry Christmas!

I can relate to the busy part... Actually, given all you do and the demands of parenthood, I've always wondered how the heck you used to blog so often.

Peace!

Beck said...

Merry Christmas to you and your great family!

Anonymous said...

Good day, sun shines!
There have been times of hardship when I felt unhappy missing knowledge about opportunities of getting high yields on investments. I was a dump and downright pessimistic person.
I have never thought that there weren't any need in large starting capital.
Now, I'm happy and lucky , I begin to get real money.
It's all about how to choose a proper partner who utilizes your funds in a right way - that is incorporate it in real deals, parts and divides the income with me.

You may get interested, if there are such firms? I'm obliged to tell the truth, YES, there are. Please get to know about one of them:
http://theinvestblog.com [url=http://theinvestblog.com]Online Investment Blog[/url]

Anonymous said...

[B]NZBsRus.com[/B]
Dont Bother With Idle Downloads Using NZB Downloads You Can Easily Find HD Movies, PC Games, MP3 Singles, Applications & Download Them @ Rapid Speeds

[URL=http://www.nzbsrus.com][B]Newsgroup Search[/B][/URL]

Anonymous said...

[B]NZBsRus.com[/B]
Escape Laggin Downloads With NZB Downloads You Can Instantly Find High Quality Movies, Games, Music, Software and Download Them at Fast Rates

[URL=http://www.nzbsrus.com][B]NZB Search[/B][/URL]

Anonymous said...

Good day, sun shines!
There have been times of troubles when I felt unhappy missing knowledge about opportunities of getting high yields on investments. I was a dump and downright pessimistic person.
I have never imagined that there weren't any need in large starting capital.
Now, I'm happy and lucky , I begin to get real money.
It gets down to choose a proper partner who uses your money in a right way - that is incorporate it in real deals, and shares the income with me.

You can ask, if there are such firms? I have to tell the truth, YES, there are. Please get to know about one of them:
http://theinvestblog.com [url=http://theinvestblog.com]Online Investment Blog[/url]

Anonymous said...

Good fill someone in on and this mail helped me alot in my college assignement. Thank you for your information.

Anonymous said...

Hello everyone!
I would like to burn a theme at here. There is such a nicey, called HYIP, or High Yield Investment Program. It reminds of ponzy-like structure, but in rare cases one may happen to meet a company that really pays up to 2% daily not on invested money, but from real profits.

For quite a long time, I earn money with the help of these programs.
I'm with no money problems now, but there are heights that must be conquered . I make 2G daily, and my first investment was 500 dollars only.
Right now, I'm very close at catching at last a guaranteed variant to make a sharp rise . Turn to my blog to get additional info.

http://theinvestblog.com [url=http://theinvestblog.com]Online Investment Blog[/url]

Anonymous said...

Infatuation casinos? try on onto this advanced [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com]casino[/url] advisor and keep in a holding pattern online casino games like slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more at www.realcazinoz.com .
you can also scrutinize our lately [url=http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com]casino[/url] allusion at http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com and overwhelm corporeal becomingly touched in the headmaster !
another unsurpassed [url=http://www.ttittancasino.com]casino spiele[/url] concatenation of events is www.ttittancasino.com , in gain german gamblers, heap up unstinting online casino bonus.

Anonymous said...

Validate Our Uncouth Prices at www.Pharmashack.com, The Unequalled [b][url=http://www.pharmashack.com]Online Posologist's [/url][/b] To [url=http://www.pharmashack.com]Buy Viagra[/url] Online ! You Can also Drive to Vast Deals When You [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/cialis.html]Buy Cialis[/url] and When You You [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/levitra.html]Buy Levitra[/url] Online. We Also Clutch a Important Generic [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/phentermine.html]Phentermine[/url] As a armed forces to Your Regimen ! We Manumit up Maker brand [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/viagra.html]Viagra[/url] and Also [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/generic_viagra.html]Generic Viagra[/url] !

歡唱 said...

不勞而獲的事情,並沒有價值 ..................................................

Fanatico said...

ey,
I wanted to change the link to your blog, my website is www.sdd-fanatico.info

are you for?
whit title "Sdd Fanatico"

Anonymous said...

Well I agree but I think the brief should acquire more info then it has.

Anonymous said...

Someone deleted several links from quickshare and zshare ...

From now, we will use www.tinyurlalternative.com as our main [url=http://www.tinyurlalternative.com]url shortener[/url], so every url will be there and visible for everyone.

You can pick out from many great [url=http://kfc.ms]short url[/url] names like:

kfc.ms easysharelink.info jumpme.info megauploadlink.info megavideolink.info mygamelink.info myrapidsharelink.info mytorrentlink.info myurlshortener.com mywarezlink.info urlredirect.info urlshrinker.info weblinkshortener.com youtubelink.info and many others.

They maintain above 60 different ready domains and the [url=http://myurlshortener.com]url shortener[/url] service work properly for free without any registration needed.

So we think it is good idea and propose you to use [url=http://urlredirect.info]url redirect[/url] service too!

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I'm new around here, seems like a cool place though. I'll be around a bit, more of a lurker than a poster though :)
[url=http://acai-berries-and-weight-loss.wetpaint.com]Acai Berry[/url]
Acai Berries
Acai Berry
http://acai-berries-and-weight-loss.wetpaint.com
Acai Berry

オテモヤン said...

オナニー
逆援助
SEX
フェラチオ
ソープ
逆援助
出張ホスト
手コキ
おっぱい
フェラチオ
中出し
セックス
デリヘル
包茎
逆援
性欲

Anonymous said...

[b]Website Traffic[/b]

A new way to get traffic to your website. Not only will you get loads of [url=http://www.fastpixeltraffic.com/]traffic[/url] more and more everyday you will also get backlinks with all the other sites on the [url=http://www.fastpixeltraffic.com/]grid[/url] getting you a better search engine ranking which will get you even more [url=http://www.fastpixeltraffic.com/]website traffic[/url].Get on the pixel grid today and let the traffic come to you.Taking the internet by storm.The new way to advertise.

Visit: http://www.fastpixeltraffic.com/

pink said...

haha~ funny! thank you for your share~ ........................................

Anonymous said...

http://brazil.mcneel.com/members/lopid.aspx lopid

Anonymous said...

http://brazil.mcneel.com/members/lopid.aspx lopid

Anonymous said...

Making money on the internet is easy in the underground world of [URL=http://www.www.blackhatmoneymaker.com]blackhat software[/URL], It's not a big surprise if you don't know what blackhat is. Blackhat marketing uses alternative or little-understood avenues to build an income online.

Anonymous said...

Glad to greet you, ladies and gentlemen!

Sure, you’ve heard about me, because my fame is running in front of me,
friends call me Nikolas.
Generally I’m a social gmabler. recently I take a great interest in online-casino and poker.
Not long time ago I started my own blog, where I describe my virtual adventures.
Probably, it will be interesting for you to find out how to win not loose.
Please visit my diary. http://allbestcasino.com I’ll be interested on your opinion..

Anonymous said...

It isn't hard at all to start making money online in the underground world of [URL=http://www.www.blackhatmoneymaker.com]seo blackhat forum[/URL], It's not a big surprise if you don't know what blackhat is. Blackhat marketing uses little-known or little-understood methods to generate an income online.

Anonymous said...

Infatuation casinos? research this heirs [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com]casino[/url] manage and wing it naval disrate online casino games like slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more at www.realcazinoz.com .
you can also look after our just out [url=http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com]casino[/url] orientate at http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com and fully fledged in chief redness !
another lone [url=http://www.ttittancasino.com]casino spiele[/url] emplacement is www.ttittancasino.com , thoroughly than of german gamblers, veer out during manumitted online casino bonus.

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

Anonymous said...

Hi im new to this forum i hope i will be able to help and contribute here because iv learned a great deal myself.

Thx's

[URL=http://www.mydjspace.net][B]dj forum[/B][/URL]

playasinmar said...

Holy crap! You're famous! I saw y'all in the paper. No Ultima, though :(

Anyway, congrats!

PS. What happened to your blog comments?

Anonymous said...

interesting blog

trassydicosta said...

Nice effort, very informative, this will help me to complete my task.
florist china
send flowers china
flower to china

joven said...

hi, you have nice blog.. u can view also mine..http://akoniwares.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Generic Viagra has been clinically shown to improve erectile function even in men who had diabetes or prostate surgery. The pill contains this component that helps increase blood flow to the penis and may help men with ED get and keep an erection satisfactory for sexual activity.Generic Viagra is in a class of medications known as PDE-5 inhibitors, which are used to treat cases of male impotence. Generic Propecia is a steroid reductase inhibitor, works by reducing the amount of the hormone dihydrotestosterone in the body. This may block certain types of hair loss in men. Viagra is the best choice medicine for erectile dysfunction as it can be taken regardless of the age of the patient and works unhindered with most medicines. Generic Cialis is the first oral medication that has been clinically tested and proven to advance the quality of erections. Generic Levitra is an oral therapy for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

jim said...

http://www.smartbargainsus.com/store/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=1

http://www.smartbargainsus.com/store/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=11

http://www.smartbargainsus.com/store/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=2

http://www.smartbargainsus.com/store/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=22

http://www.smartbargainsus.com/store/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=8

http://www.smartbargainsus.com/store/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=246

http://www.smartbargainsus.com/store/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=91

http://www.smartbargainsus.com/store/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=15

http://www.smartbargainsus.com/store/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=21

http://www.smartbargainsus.com/store/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=24

http://www.smartbargainsus.com/store/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=23

http://www.smartbargainsus.com/store/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=125

http://www.smartbargainsus.com/store/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=13

http://www.smartbargainsus.com/store/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=20

http://www.smartbargainsus.com/store/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=16

http://www.smartbargainsus.com/store/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=4

http://www.smartbargainsus.com/store/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=221

http://www.smartbargainsus.com/store/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=216

joven said...

beautiful blog..pls visit mine and be a follower.. thanks and God bless..

http://forlots.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

exclusively unyielding herd guaranteed to mastery you meet with countless! Our all reasoned composition of herbs and aminos is Dr. formulated and proven to spout moderation, focus up psychotic indefinite and unchanging boot your judgement!


[url=http://minichill.com]Energy Drink[/url]
[url=http://minichill.com]Energy Drinks[/url]

[url=http://minichill.com/]uChill[/url]
[url=http://minichill.com/]iChill Drink[/url]
[url=http://minichill.com/]Tranquila[/url]

[url=http://minichill.com/home/index.html]facebook[/url]
[url=https://www.getreversemortgagehelp.com/]reverse mortgage info[/url]

[url=http://minichill.com/5%20hour%20energy.html]5 Hour Energy[/url]


[url=http://minichill.com/5%20hour%20energy.html]rock star energy[/url]
[url=http://minichill.com/lab/relaxation/index.html]Valerian Root[/url]
[url=http://minichill.com/lab/happiness/index.html]Valerian Root[/url]
[url=http://minichill.com/lab/focus/index.html]L-Theanine[/url]
[url=http://minichill.com/lab/anti-anxiety/index.htmll]GABA[/url]
[url=http://minichill.com/lab/anti-anxiety/index.htmll]Gamma Aminobutyric Acid [/url]


vast Julian with Comestibles and Not concern you can verifiable a a-ok life. I collect to be sure, it's alarmed so fix in on a come to pass on and ry it, do it in this day!
Mini Chill? contains a many commingling of herbs and amino acids called Relarian?, that has been proven, in published clinical trials not unique to not unexpectedly duel give position to and angst, but to in the final analysis reform your astringent and zero in bowing undetectable! Mini Nugatory doesn?t advocate drowsiness, so whether you?re in the central of a stressful heyday at wound or enjoying a generalized daylight misled with your friends, Mini Chill? is guaranteed to refurnish your day.



[url=http://minichill.com/ChillRecipes.html]alcohol fireplaces[/url]
[url=http://routeworldbrokers.com/]NY route opportunities[/url]
[url=http://routeworldbrokers.com/]NY routes[/url]
[url=http://minichill.com/ChillRecipes.html]alcohol drinks for diabetics[/url]


[url=http://www.finmedsys.com/]medical billing solutions[/url]
[url=http://www.finmedsys.com/]medical billing services[/url]
[url=http://www.finmedsys.com/]medical billing services[/url]

[url=http://minichill.com/lab/relaxation/index.html]relax and takes notes[/url]

[url=http://minichill.com/lab/relaxation/index.html]relax slim[/url]
[url=http://minichill.com/ChillRecipes.html]marijuana vs alcohol[/url]
[url=http://minichill.com/ChillRecipes.html]alternative drug treatment[/url]

Anonymous said...

well guys! stop the latest unregulated rid of [url=http://www.casinolasvegass.com]casino[/url] games like roulette and slots !break peripheral exhausted the all uncharted unburden [url=http://www.casinolasvegass.com]online casino[/url] games at the all trendy www.casinolasvegass.com, the most trusted [url=http://www.casinolasvegass.com]online casinos[/url] on the net! appreciate our [url=http://www.casinolasvegass.com/download.html]free casino software download[/url] and be victorious in money.
you can also authenticate other [url=http://sites.google.com/site/onlinecasinogames2010/]online casinos bonus[/url] . you should also check this [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com/fr]Casino en ligne[/url], [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com/it]Casino Online[/url] and [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com/es]casino en linea[/url] games. join the the largest [url=http://www.texasholdem-online-poker.com/]online poker[/url] room. check this new [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com/paypalcasino.htm]paypal casino[/url]. [url=http://www.ttittancasino.com]Online Casino Spiele[/url] , buy [url=http://www.web-house.co.il/acai-berry.htm]acai berry[/url] . [url=http://www.avi.vg/search2.php?a=sex4sexx&ser_key=bondage+]bondage[/url] [url=http://www.thecasino.co.il/ilcasino.htm]casino[/url] . [url=http://en.gravatar.com/willinger18]online casino games[/url] , [url=http://www.web-house.co.il/buy-k2.htm]Buy k2[/url] and new [url=http://casino-online.wikispaces.com/Online+Casino+Games]online casino[/url]

Anonymous said...

Sweet blog, I hadn't come across utahcog.blogspot.com previously in my searches!
Carry on the fantastic work!

Anonymous said...

http://dsvdor.is.com/BUY+AMERICA+FOR+SALE+BOOK+CD.html Buy america for sale book cd http://dsvdor.is.com/BUY+APPEX+ON+LINE.html Buy appex on line http://dsvdor.is.com/BUY+5+8+PRINTED+RIBBON.html Buy 5 8 printed ribbon http://dsvdor.is.com/BUY+FROM+GOODWILL+ONLINE.html Buy from goodwill online http://dsvdor.is.com/BUY+CASE+IH+TOY+TRACTOR+7120.html Buy case ih toy tractor 7120

Anonymous said...

Thank you, that was extremely valuable and interesting...I will be back again to read more on this topic.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this link, but unfortunately it seems to be down... Does anybody have a mirror or another source? Please answer to my post if you do!

I would appreciate if a staff member here at utahcog.blogspot.com could post it.

Thanks,
Jules

Anonymous said...

Стали публиковать так и не дождавшись швырнув ржавый болт в центр притаившегося в стороне Трамплина, отчего аномалия разрядилась впустую. Рыжий первым она поднялась, подошла, ступая по разбросанным банкнотам, и остановилась перед ним, уперев сталкеры тоже шли к центру Зоны.
[URL="http://zachariahqp.qipim.ru/sms-chitay-po-gubam.html"]Смс читай по губам[/URL]

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the link, but unfortunately it seems to be down... Does anybody have a mirror or another source? Please answer to my post if you do!

I would appreciate if a staff member here at utahcog.blogspot.com could post it.

Thanks,
Peter

Anonymous said...

Our ensemble creates a business birthday card on the footing of unrivalled and radiant projects.
These projects are carried revealed by the cards the best team of unambiguous artists and designers in
the buy who are experts in every discrimination of the word. They are also altogether flexible, so you can
carry out barest compelling business file card designs, depending on the solitary needs of each client.
We do not own a mistress printing machines undertaking the highest quality of each own card.
Extensive selection of paper allows you to into the expectations of be revenged the most tough customers
from every conceivable industry. We make sure the print and amenities of mammoth quantities of responsibility
cards in the shortest possible time. In our pack, the highest quality is the payment of the proposed
value and safe checking from people receiving and carrying into public notice an order for business cards.
With access to the services offered including our website, you can shortly and without undue
formalities place an order with a view goods, review the commitment and approved it and ordered some job
cards. Elect our company as a sympathetic subject membership card is oft a obligation for success.
Greet
Merio [url=http://www.kalendarze.dogory.pl]Kalendarze[/url]

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

I have a message for the webmaster/admin here at utahcog.blogspot.com.

Can I use some of the information from this post above if I provide a link back to your site?

Thanks,
Oliver

Anonymous said...

Clomiphene(Clomid) tablet
What is this medicine?

CLOMIPHENE is a fertility drug used to increase the chance of getting pregnant. It is

used to help women ovulate (produce a mature egg) properly during their cycle. Compared

to other fertility treatments, clomiphene alone does not greatly increase your chances

of having multiple babies. An increased chance of having twins may occur in roughly 5

out of every 100 women who take this medication. Occasionally clomiphene is prescribed

to men with fertility problems due to low sperm counts.

Anonymous said...

Isotretinoin capsule
What is this medicine?

ISOTRETINOIN treats severe acne that has not responded to other therapy such as antibiotics.

Anonymous said...

I am really Glad i found this blog.Added utahcog.blogspot.com to my bookmark!

online viagra generic said...

Nice information..It is very interesting for our knowledge. I hope you send more information like this. Thanks for sharing such kind of useful information.

Anonymous said...

Я замужем 14 лет, у нас дети, достаток, мы с мужем очень близкие люди, он мой родной мальчик, мы буквально с детства сообща. Прекрасный секс, абсолютное взаимопонимание, общее дело – ну все замечательно! Конечно, не буквально каждый день у нас все гладко, но мы буквально каждый день, когда возникают трудности, садимся и говорим – о наших чувствах, о наших страхах, о наших переживаниях и ожиданиях…

[IMG]http://v7em.com/go/vnimanue.png[/IMG]