Friday, February 1, 2008

Ironic Juxtaposition

It was noted to us that last week we had both the State of the Union Address and the annual celebration of Groundhog Day occur within a few days of each other.

It's an ironic juxtaposition: one involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to a creature of little intelligence for prognostication.

The other involves a groundhog.

Friday, January 4, 2008

An All-To-Soon Farewell to Arms

Regardless of your opinion of our involvement in Iraq - I know I am usually vocal about mine - I don't think anyone can question the intentions or commitment of the men and women in the Armed Forces who serve there.

Here is a link to one serviceman's final blog entry, one to be posted in the event of his death in Iraq. It's posted, so we begin with the knowledge that yesterday he joined almost 4,000 other American servicemen and women who have fallen in that country. Take the time to read it: It's perspective on life is certainly worth the effort.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

A Toast to Calvin & Hobbs

Who left us twelve years ago today. Chronologically that would mean that they are probably sitting on barstools somewhere discovering the wonders of good beer.

Love to quaff one with them, but it might have to be at someone else's bar!