Saturday, February 17, 2007

Support Our Troops

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

This link is for the same song but the video here has different pictures and a beautiful prayer at the end.
Please take the time to click on the link. It is really worth viewing.


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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Thursday Thirteen (17th)

Maybe you need to pick a new lawyer.

A Texas attorney, realizing he was on the verge of unleashing a stupid question, interrupted himself and said, "Your Honor, I'd like to strike the next question."

1. During your initial consultation he tries to sell you Amway.

2. He tells you that his last good case was a "Budweiser."

3. When the prosecutors see who your lawyer is, they high-five each other.

4. He picks the jury by playing "duck-duck-goose."

5. During the trial you catch him playing poker on his cell phone.

6. He tells you “My intuition nearly makes up for my lack of good judgment.”

7. He giggles every time he hears the word "briefs."

8. Just before he says "Your Honor," he makes those little quotation marks in the air with his fingers.

9. He frequently gives juror No. 4 an obscene gesture.

10. He places a large "No Refunds" sign on the defense table.

11. The sign in front of his law office reads "Practicing Law Since 2:25 PM."

12. Whenever his objection is overruled, he tells the judge, "Whatever."

13. Just before trial starts he whispers, "The judge is the one with the little hammer, right?"

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Wordless Wednesday


I love you!

The strength of a mountain, the majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun, the calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
your comforting arms that held me tight,
The wisdom of the ages, the power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring, the faith you always have in me,
The patience of eternity, the depth of your love that I can see.
With all these qualities combined, I am proud that you are mine.
I feel so blessed, I love you more than words can express.

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Monday, February 12, 2007

Paul Simon


Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies. ~Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

Paul Simon
From Wikipedia

Early life and career
Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel who continues a successful solo career. In 2006, Time Magazine called him one of the "100 people who shape our world".

Paul was born into a Hungarian Jewish family in Newark Heights, New Jersey, who soon moved to Kew Gardens Hills, Queens in New York City.

Solo career
After Simon and Garfunkel split in 1970, Simon began to write and record solo material. He released Paul Simon in 1972, which contained one of his first experiments with world music, the Jamaican inspired Mother and Child Reunion, and There Goes Rhymin' Simon in 1973, which featured such popular hit songs as "Something So Right" (a tribute to his first wife, Peggy) and "Kodachrome". His 1975 album Still Crazy After All These Years is considered to be among his finest work, particularly the title track and the hit single "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover." Although mostly silent over the next ten years, he kept himself in the public with songs such as "Slip Slidin' Away", "Late in the Evening", "Hearts and Bones", and "The Late Great Johnny Ace", his tribute to slain ex-Beatle John Lennon.

Personal life
Simon has been married three times. His first was to the slightly older Peggy Harper; they were married in late autumn 1969. The song "Train in the Distance", from Simon's 1983 album, is about her. They had a son, Harper Simon, in 1972. They divorced in 1975, though on good terms.

His second marriage was to Carrie Fisher (Hearts and Bones is about her) to whom he proposed after a New York Yankees game. They were married on August 16, 1983 for a period of just eleven months, during which time she miscarried.

Simon's current wife is Edie Brickell to whom he was married on May 30, 1992. Their first child, Adrian Edward, was born by the end of the year. Daughter Lulu Belle followed in 1995 and son Gabriel Elijah in 1998. His first son, Harper is a guitarist. His son Adrian also plays guitar.

These are some of my favorite vids.



2007 ("Slip Sliding Away" on Charlie Rose)

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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Sunday February 11, 2007

This I command you, to love one another.
~John 15:17 (RSV)


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