Is it spring yet? In my part of the world we generally get excited when we see the first Robin in our yard. To us this usually denotes the yearly genesis of spring. Well, I have seen my first Robin today only about an hour ago. Yet, I contrast that against my workday and I become confused (some say this comes quite easily for me). In all my journeys this winter I have not gotten my vehicle stuck even once. Until today that is. With the nasty weather we received last night and this morning I was able to get my truck stuck not once but three times! So, please tell me . . . is this spring or not? Ah, I guess I should not complain too loudly as I hear they received 27 inches of the cold powder just one hour to the north of me. 'Slurp.' Ah, this hot coffee sure is good. 'Slurp'. Maybe time to pour another. 'Slurp'.
Now that I think of it, I've seen ducks sitting motionless on ice covered lakes, the last two weekends in eastern North Dakota. They were probably thinking they were a little too early. I wish I could have photographed them because it was striking to see them in this predicament.
and this little bugger sat forever (almost motionless) today on my ice covered deck
Especially meaningful for Veterans of the Viet-Nam Era
General Vo Nguyen Giap
General Giap was a brilliant, highly respected leader of the North Vietnam military. The following quote is from his memoirs currently found in the Vietnam war memorial in Hanoi : "What we still don't understand is why you Americans stopped the bombing of Hanoi . You had us on the ropes. If you had pressed us a little harder, just for another day or two, we were ready to surrender! It was the same at the battles of TET. You defeated us! We knew it, and we thought you knew it. But we were elated to notice your media was definitely helping us. They were causing more disruption in America than we could in the battlefields. We were ready to surrender. You had won!"
General Giap has published his memoirs and confirmed what most Americans knew. The Vietnam war was not lost in Vietnam -- it was lost at home. The exact same slippery slope, sponsored by the US media, is currently well underway. It exposes the enormous power of a biased media to cut out the heart and will of the American public. A truism worthy of note: Do not fear the enemy, for they can take only your life. Fear the media far more, for they will destroy your honor.
What a joke for the 1st of April! Just when I thought spring was arriving, we get dumped on by that famous frozen white stuff. This photo shows my once bare-to-the-blacktop driveway is quickly filling up with snow, again. This means I will have to plow the driveway once more.
It, also, means my mentally-challenged, asshole neighbor will be snowblowing, again. Isn't there enough pain in the world?
I've roamed the WWW for some time now. This is my little resting spot within this vast virtual world. This is where I will post little tidbits (time permitting) about my life, my interests, my hobbies, and my family. I will be placing photos (old and new) upon these pages for all to enjoy (or not) and possibly do a little writing. These pages are, also, for you. Feel free to add your comments, suggestions, and maybe a little slice of your life. Most of all - enjoy.
I aimlessly roam the streets of the World Wide Web. Follow me on my journey through the virtual world, through the real world, and through life itself. And remember, I heard it said somewhere that only a wise man would think to bookmark this site and visit it often. I can't personally verify this but, it seems very plausible.