I was thinking today that I consider myself to have an open mind. However, I know that it is not always true. In general, though, I like to think that I give anything and anyone a fair hearing in my mind.
There is a downside to this. It seems that I always can find some merit in opposing points of view, which makes it very difficult for me to establish a concrete opinion of my own in which I can be confident. It's very frustrating.
It snowed substantially for the first time this season today in Kansas City. As tired as I was after picking up the boys from day care at 6:30, I was glad to be able to go outside any play in the snow with Dominic. The snow was not wet, so it wasn't good for snowballs, snowforts, etc. However, we did some sledding down the road, and poked around the yars with shovels and sticks. Snow is fun when you are five. Then again, just about anything is fun when you are five and you are with your dad. I need to stay more conscious of that during the times that I become stressed from continually hearing "Daddy", "Come on, Dad", etc.
On an unrelated note, I caught the end of the CBS miniseries on Pope JPII. I though Jon Voight did a pretty good job of portrayal. The movie wasn't bad. It was what I would expect from a TV movie. Not very dramatic, but then again, I'm not sure I want a bunch of Hollywood style drama thrown into a movie about the pope (althoug…