Saturday, July 23, 2005
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Apollo 11 Mission First man on the Moon
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Standard Hinde Confidence
Go read the story and this will make sense:
The bird flew away on its own today.
Turn your speakers down (or up, as you may wish.)
Thursday, July 07, 2005
A city on a hill
"Finally, I wish to speak directly to those who came to London today to take life.
I know that you personally do not fear giving up your own life in order to take others - that is why you are so dangerous. But I know you fear that you may fail in your long-term objective to destroy our free society and I can show you why you will fail.
In the days that follow look at our airports, look at our sea ports and look at our railway stations and, even after your cowardly attack, you will see that people from the rest of Britain, people from around the world will arrive in London to become Londoners and to fulfil their dreams and achieve their potential.
They choose to come to London, as so many have come before because they come to be free, they come to live the life they choose, they come to be able to be themselves. They flee you because you tell them how they should live. They don't want that and nothing you do, however many of us you kill, will stop that flight to our city where freedom is strong and where people can live in harmony with one another. Whatever you do, however many you kill, you will fail."
I have no idea if London is on a hill. But what Mr. Livingstone is talking about is the witness that a free society bears to the world. Not a new idea. But it's one that seems to have escaped the sanctimonious, paranoid, ill-suited, mistaken crowd now running things in D.C.
July 4 Parade, Mendocino, CA
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
From your international correspondent.
Friday, July 01, 2005
I'd rather have the court less involved in settling 'day to day' issues. For every Brown Vs. Board of Education, a decision which many would laud, there is a Dred Scott, a decision hopefully universally vilified. (By those who even know it exists.)
Imagine what this country would be like if we had an engaged electorate who understood the value of participation in political activities.