Monday, May 31, 2010

Freedom on Memory-al Day

Memorial Day. Time to remember stuff. Most importantly, that people who have gone before us sacrificed their lives so that we can enjoy the lives we have today. They gave freely, so that we may continue to have the opportunity to give.

I remember this: when I was a kid, there was a saying. I don't know if I heard it from my parents, or grandparents, or teachers, or if I read it somewhere ... most likely, I'm thinking it was just the common sentiment of the time. And it makes me sad that I haven't heard anybody saying it lately. It went like this: "I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." People who say that are the people that I want to see defending this great country.

America is still about freedom, people. Don't let the TSA fool you. It's not about security or privilege -- it's about being able to believe, say and do whatever the heck you want and not have anybody be able to do squat about it. It's about being the underdog, and winning anyway. It's about coming from nothing, and making something of yourself. It's about viewing every obstacle placed in your path as a growth opportunity, and growing.

I am thankful that we still have freedom. Even if most of my countrymen have forgotten that we do.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Share Your Scientific Results

Hey Scientists! The world wide web was invented so you could share your results with the wide world. It's near on 20 years old now. Maybe you should start sharing?

Sunday, May 02, 2010

So Long, Tundra Dog

Mocha D., Oct. 1996 - May 1, 2010

From Reflections

You were the best dog ever. I'm gonna miss ya, buddy.