Ben Hogan

Ben Hogan

Worthless

Your Religion is Worthless… IF

  Citizens of the United States of America are protected and granted their rights by our governing document, The U.S. Constitution. At the end of the Constitution, there is a list of amended rights known as “The Bill of Rights.” These rights are at the bedrock and foundation of what it means to be an American. These rights are primarily responsible for making America a unique land of freedom, equality, and liberty. Americans fight for, defend, and hold these rights…
Beelieve it or Not

Bee-lieve It Or Not…

    The time has come. Our dreaded nemesis has arrived once again and has surrounded every crevice of our lives. Heads are aching, noses are congesting, eyes are watering, throats are itching, and allergies are raging. The enemy yellow residue refuses to subside and cruelly taunts car owners everywhere. Pollen has officially invaded, and regardless of the amount of rainfall, it will not be denied. Every year we have a couple of months of misery where pollen calls the…
Battery charge

Keep the Charge!

  Nothing is more frustrating than a cell phone that will not keep its charge. As phones get older, the battery becomes more and more unable to maintain the power they once could. We all know the amazing feeling of that brand new phone and how it holds its charge forever. Not too long after, though, the phone is dead every couple of hours. What once was an innovative, advanced, top-of-the-line cell phone has now been rendered useless because of…

ARE YOU GOING TO THE REUNION?

Life is filled with reunions. I don’t know if you noticed it or not, but they are a part of our lives constantly. So many times, it seems like just when we have finished the last reunion, here comes the next one. It could be an invitation to the reunion of your high school class (A.K.A… an invitation to lose fifty pounds just to see a bunch of people you didn’t really like back then). Or maybe it is an…
Lights on

HAVE YOU LEFT THE LIGHT ON?

  Many quotes and phrases ruminate through my childhood memories, but one of the most frequent would have to be my father bellowing from a distance, “TURN THE LIGHT OFF!!!” I still hear it to this day. Growing up, when I would leave a room, I would leave the lights on more times than not without any intention of returning soon, if at all. As a child, I had no grasp of what things cost or how much our monthly…
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UNAPPRECIATED

  Whenever we see something truly remarkable, how many times do we stop to think about all that had to be done to make it happen? We get so used to things going smoothly that we are completely blindsided when they do not go as planned. I am so guilty of this. When I order packages to my home, they are usually delivered exactly by the agreed-upon date. However, it becomes all I can think about when there is some…

Why? Why? Why?

  Oh no! It’s the kid who cannot stop asking the question— “WHY?”. It does not matter how many answers I offer, how many resolutions are given, or how many topics are about to be brought up… I know I will spend my next 10 minutes answering the umpteen whys this little kiddo asks. Have you been there before? Being a former why-kid myself, I understand children like this more than most. Some say curiosity killed the cat, but I…

INVENTORY TIME…

    Life brings us many things that we hate to do, but however tedious they may seem… we are still forced to accomplish them. How much we loathe the task does not change its necessity. We can procrastinate or prolong the inevitable, but the menial must be executed at one point or another. One of these assignments for people in the business world is taking inventory. Even though it is necessary from time to time to itemize or catalog…

Is there Glory in Rejection???

    One of the unavoidable aspects of human life is rejection. It is no stranger to any of us; we all have experienced rejection one way or another. It does not matter how much talent, wit, good looks, or brains someone has… all of us endure rejection. It could be a job interview or a loan… or perhaps that rejection from the person you want to date. Regardless of the situation or life you live, rejection is par-for-the-course. How…

Is the “Good News” Still Good???

  “So, what do you want to hear first, the good news or the bad news?” This is a question we frequently hear in life, and even though good news may follow… it can be completely overshadowed by fear of the bad news still to come. I often catch myself after hearing the good news saying, “Yeah, but what is the bad news?” Honestly, it does not matter how incredible the good news might be… I will always be more…

What Have I Missed???

    My wife and I love to go on trips together. Over the years, her love for the great outdoors has opened my eyes to see the need for adventuring. Great snacks, an open road, and some good tunes or podcasts always make for a good time together. However, before any trip can begin, I always have to ask, “What have I forgotten?” This question is almost always followed by a litany of items my wife not only knows…

Why Are You Waiting?

  “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” These words were famously said by the brilliant mind of Benjamin Franklin. I cannot even recall the number of times this quote was recited to me growing up, and all I have to say about it is THANKS A LOT, Mr. Franklin! No, that is not a genuine showing of gratitude but more along the lines of extreme sarcasm. I do not know about you, but this quote belongs…