Wednesday, December 17, 2008

the end of the road

This is the end of the road. I'm not going any further. If you want to keep up with the family check out Kelly's blog Life With Kids from time to time. See ya.

Monday, December 15, 2008

what i'm reading now

Whenever I need some escape reading I always turn to Nelson DeMille. The Gatehouse is the sequel to the novel Goldcoast, and brings back the characters from the first novel to tie up all the loose ends in their lives. In Goldcoast John Sutter's wife has an affair with a Mafia boss with catastrophic results. They divorce and John spend several years sailing around the world. This book begins 10 years later when John returns to the Gold Coast to attend the funeral of an old friend and is reunited with his ex-wife Susan. He learns that the son of the man his wife had the affair with lives next door to the gate house where he is staying. If you haven't read the book it's based on don't worry; this book will bring you up to date with all the characters. If you like Nelson DeMille and the quick wit of his lead characters you'll like this one.

Friday, December 05, 2008

quote of the day

Every single one of us can do things that no one else can do -- can love things that no one else can love. We are like violins. We can be used for doorstops, or we can make music. You know what to do.

--Barbara Sher

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

quote of the day

Most people live, whether physically, intellectually or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, and of their soul’s resources in general, much like a man who, out of his whole bodily organism, should get into a habit of using and moving only his little finger.

-– William James

Monday, December 01, 2008

quote of the day

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.

-- Thomas Jefferson 1802

1st snow

This is what we woke to this morning.

quote of the day

Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.

--Hermann Goring at the Nuremberg Trials


Our first Thanksgiving in our new dining room

We set up a table in the old dining area for the youngsters.