October 15, 2008
Autumn has arrived. Yesterday the sun was shining and it was quite warm. Today it is raining and it has cooled considerably. The weather forecast has the temperature going steadily downwards. The leaves are dropping in droves and soon we will be looking at naked branches. It reminded me of this little poem I wrote a year or two ago about the autumns of my memories.
AUTUMN IS A MELANCHOLY TIME
Autumn is a melancholy time
a time of yellowing and falling
leaves. A time of beauty and
Of man and beast preparing to face
winter, the harshest season of all.
The season of silence and introspection
a season to dwell on deep thoughts,
a time to foster friendships deep.
It’s cold and wet
and stinking nasty.
My feet are cold, my nose is
running faster than my car which
has a frozen radiator.
Ice has formed on all my trees,
and loud snaps threaten me with
the sounds of timber as they
fall and bring my garage to the ground.
Yet it is a serene season,
a season to reflect on all the
good things of nature.
Yeah, right again!
October 13, 2008
I saw this in the comics today and firstly thought it was pretty funny and secondly figured it illustrated what I think of the subject.
October 11, 2008
This has to be McCain's finest moment. His thoughts and concerns had to be on the country and the consequences if he let the dialog continue in the way it was headed. Good for you Senator McCain.
McCain calls Obama 'decent person,' is booed
McCain sort of can't win here.
Parnes reports from Minnesota:
A man in the audience stood up and told McCain he's "scared" of an Obama presidency and who he'd select for the Supreme Court.
"I have to tell you. Sen. Obama is a decent person and a person you don't have to be scared of as president of the United States," McCain said as the crowd booed and shouted "Come on, John!"
"If I didn't think I'd be a heck of a lot better, I wouldn't be running for president of the united states."
If it's not the Times editorial board jeering him, it's his own crowd.
A woman at the town hall asks softly: "I've heard that Sen. Obama is an
McCain quickly cuts the woman off.
"No, maam. He's a decent family man and citizen," McCain says. "He's
not. Thank you."
NOTE: Some reports from the ground said the woman used the word "terrorist." She didn't.
October 9, 2008
October 6, 2008
October 4, 2008
I kind of have a handicap though. I am 71 so I'm getting a little late start. On the other hand I have a little advantage to getting it done, I am retired so I can read until my eyes fall out if I wish. I don't of course but I could. You understand all that I'm sure. The eyes will hang in there long enough I think, but my rear end will only allow sitting for so long. I may have to learn to read while I walk. I read somewhere recently and I forget where but it's not that important that this guy couldn't master speed reading so he had to figure out an alternative. He discovered he could read while he walked during the day, so I guess where there's a will there's a way.
While reading these thirty books will come a little late in making me a more rounded person, it will provide satisfaction like crossword puzzles do. It won't include cheerleaders, or bands playing when you enter the field, so I will have to be satisfied with self congratulations. Kind of an empty finish, I was kind of looking forward to the bands and confetti. Oh well, I will report when I have finished the first five books and let you know what I learned from each. I already know that I will report failure on at least one. I know I will not read WAR AND PEACE. Too long and I already attempted that years ago, but I won't again.