Memorial Day 2008

A few moments ago, I placed a wreath upon the tomb of three brave American[s] who gave their lives in service to our nation. The names of these honored are known only to the Creator who delivered them home from the anguish of war — but their valor is known to us all. It’s the […]

May 26, 2008 | Posted in Life
Honesty, war and Joss Whedon

For reasons that aren’t worth going into I read a quote from Ayn Rand last week. It was part of her HUAC testimony before Congress in 1947 regarding the film Song of Russia. Made during World War II,

May 2, 2008 | Posted in Commentary
proper English

So the Olympic Committee is banning improper English on signs for when all the Olympians and tourists show up. Prime example: “Shangri-La is in you mind, but your Buffalo is not.” I need to find ways to work that into casual conversation.

April 12, 2007 | Posted in Idle Fun
living out loud

Some days you’re driving and someone in a car near you is smoking and it wafts into your car and every now and then, when the right melancholy song is on the radio, it smells good. Maybe you have to have smoked once or twice for that to be the case. To have felt it […]

March 11, 2007 | Posted in Life
gorgeous days – the long story…

I drove up to the post office on my lunch today, like I do most days. As I was parking I thought, “How many months have I been parking at this post office?” and “How long am I going to let this go on?” No interesting mail so I get back in the car to […]

March 3, 2006 | Posted in Life