Archive for March, 2005


Friday, March 11th, 2005

I am simply amazed at some of the blogs out there that are getting awards. The people on this planet never cease to amaze me. I will not go into the details now. I am still trying to gather a sense of the average Joe in bloggerland. So far the outlook is not promising. It is somewhat of a freaks and geeks show. Now don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of good clean blogs out there but they are buried in piles of filth.

Where do we go from here? Well, I have a not so unique opportunity to tell you what I think. It is guaranteed to be clean and true fun. I am not the first and will likely not be the last to try and offset the balance of junk on the Internet. Stay tuned. I have more to offer. I promise.

Home Sweet Home

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

Our yougest son Caden has been home from the hospital for over 24 hours now. He is doing great. You can get the details of his progress by checking out Caden’s Page. I posted new pictures to his page this week and Sherry posted an update on his condition yesterday.

I am working on a new picture gallery for our older son Riley. He is 28 months old. I have many pictures of him that I want to share. I will provide a link to his pictures once I get them up.

It is time to turn in after a long day of work and doctor’s appointments with Caden.


Why do I do This?

Tuesday, March 8th, 2005

I do this because I can. I have many stories to tell and this is as good of a place as any to tell my stories. The story of my youngest child is a good example. His name is Caden. He was born with a heart defect and has spent over half of his life in the hospital to this point. There are many stories within that situation. How to deal with doctors. How to deal with family. How to deal with God. How to deal with yourself. These are just a few examples of stories that I can think of that many people may find useful if they are put into a similar situation.

I plan to start writing a book. Well, actually I have already written part of it. I will probably use a self publishing company to test drive my idea at first. I believe that there are plenty of people out there who are going through tough situations that want to know that everything is going to be okay. I have been through a ton of stuff in my life. Let me randomly list a few subjects that my wife or I have experienced as children or adults in our lifetime; divorce, suicide, attempted murder, adoption, Foster Care, child abuse, jailed parents, travel, military, union work, public education, home schooling, college education, stay home mom, life threatening illness, working multiple jobs to survive. As you can see there are a variety of subjects on which I can write and I have just scratched the surface. Many of these subjects are not very positive subjects, but that does not mean there is nothing to be learned. My wife and I have gone through a lot in our lives. We have succeeded for one reason. God has seen us though. We believe and trust in God and want to share what he has done for us. This is as good of a place as any to start. I hope you will come back and learn from our experiences. You are about to meet the real life Osborne Family. This is not the rock’n roll TV version. This is a real life family with real life issues. In many ways our family is just like yours.

Hank O

Moving farther into blogland

Thursday, March 3rd, 2005

I have been looking for some good clean information to link to and I believe I have found it. Here are a few blogs, articles, and web sites that caught my attention for one reason or another:
The Scriptorium
The Bible VS History Books by Mark Spencer
Blogs for Bush
Wittenberg Gate

Here is an article about a disturbing situation written by Jody Brown of the Agape Press:

Christian Parent Arrested After Being Denied Say-So in Son’s Education by Jody Brown, Agape Press

So, do you want to be a blogger? Here is a link with some very good information on blogging:

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Blogging from The Mudville Gazette