Archive | November, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted on 27 November 2008 by Ed Z


For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

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Space Oops

Space Oops

Posted on 19 November 2008 by Ed Z

Watch out for
falling tools


Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper
watched helplessly as the kit drifted away from her as she
serviced the solar array system on the orbiting platform.

The briefcase-sized tool bag
is one of the largest items ever lost on a spacewalk.

The event occurred during
the first spacewalk of the latest shuttle flight to the ISS, which
is intended to give the orbiting platform a major makeover.

How about a rope?  No rope in the NASA budget?  And
the article states, "the briefcase-sized tool bag is one of the largest
items ever lost on a spacewalk".  One of the largest?  What else
are the losing up there?

Good thing her keys weren’t in the bag.

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Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Posted on 11 November 2008 by Ed Z

My grandfather, my father and my closest friend are veterans. Though I am
not, I try to understand the sacrifices they and all veterans have made for our

My words are like breath on a cold day, visible only for a moment, a
scattered memory. I hope my actions last longer, and truly honor those who have
given the ultimate sacrifice.

God bless you all.

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President Barack Obama

Posted on 05 November 2008 by Ed Z

Congratulations to our new President, Barack Obama. And while he is not the
man I voted for, he is my President nonetheless. My disappointment is tempered
with a sense of pride. We’ve come a long was as a country, and I only wish the
first black president could have been a Republican.

I may not agree with his philosophies or his plan, and I am also wary of his
relationships, but I will stand by my President. I hope to use my voice to
remind him that there are many of us who share his passion for change, but would
like to review alternative paths to that end.

I hope I never see the same vitriol, the obsessive hatred and mouth foaming
nonsense, directed at Obama that we’ve seen toward the current President. I know
you won’t see it here.

In the end, we’re all Americans, and maybe now we can be closer as Americans.
God bless our country.

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Stray Finger

Posted on 03 November 2008 by Ed Z

Saw this on Drudge, and I immediately remembered an incident where he was
accused of doing the same to Hillary.




I was skeptical with the Hillary video, but now this does seem like a
trend.  Well, you stay classy Barry.

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