Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Robin Whittemore

what i think about robin whittemore's passing, 7.9.07.

i think robin died too young

i think robin was a victim of our country's health care system

i think robin left her kids, and us all, a shining example of a gracious spirit

i think her death deprived our world of her creative energy

i think robin's ability to focus on the positive, despite the nightmare she lived through since her diagnosis, was truly amazing and inspiring

i know everyone who ever met her will miss her

be at peace, dear robin.


Friday, March 30, 2007

Of course the people don't want war.

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 a 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.

Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Happy New Year!

Well, we made it through another holiday season and the New Year is in full swing. I have to say I'm glad to see the end of 2006 - it was a rough year for our family, especially because we lost two close family members, Jerry's dad Gene, and my grandfather Don. Here's hoping that 2007 will bring more laughter than tears to us all.

One thing we did that was a good idea: We set a holiday spending budget, and stuck to it. The results? We had a lovely holiday and are not now stressed out about how much money we spent and how-in-the-world-will-we-pay-for-this? My biggest headache right now is trying to get the holiday decorations put away before Valentine's Day.

As for the New Year, we're revamping our homeschool strategy, and I'm already thinking about what to plant in the garden this year (we're considering growing potatoes and winter squash--I'll let you know how that goes). Too, as far as my work goes, I'll be working on a business plan, along with my website in the New Year.

Wishing everyone a blessed New Year filled with health, delight, and goodwill,