September, 2008 browsing by month


Look, don’t touch…

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

I’ve been struck by something recently.

We live in a beautiful country, with amazing things to see and road access to breathtaking parts of the outdoors.  And unlike most of the rest of the world’s beauty, we’ve never had ours spoiled by bombing raids or cleared to make more paper.

Yet we’re encouraged to stay away.  To avoid actually experiencing it first hand.  Conservation has turned the corner and become restriction.  And I’m not just talking about our most visited national parks –

The full moon happened right around my Birthday this year and it inspired me to take a midnight hike with my dog.  Reading that probably sparked one of two responses in you:  You think it sounds like a great idea.  Or you think I’m stupid.  Either way… humor me…. Click to continue »

Out of all the reasons…

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

At my wife’s recent B-Day dinner there were a couple of outspoken political folks who began to loudly voice their opinions.

Their opposing opinions.

Well, that is after one of them had already driven off 1/2 of one table with his rantings… then he happened to make a comment in earshot of the other political hair-trigger, and…  Hooray!  Political Nuclear War.

There’s a reason politics is labeled impolite dinner conversation.

And generally – I’m not political.

Yet we’re about to elect a president and I’m seeing a magnifying glass put over the same issue which surfaces every four years. Click to continue »