Monday, July 20, 2009

"Happy Man On The Moon Day"

It's been forty years, and there is still no national American holiday to celebrate the first time mankind ever set foot on a 'planet' not his own -- the ultimate frontier. I fear that one day it will all be forgotten once those of us who saw it happen are not around to remind people. Please, kids of the future, don't let that happen. You may not understand how wonderful it felt when it happened for us in our time, but if you forget, it might never happen again -- for you or your children to experience.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

"Be Your Best Anyway"

These words by Mother Teresa of Calcutta have gotten me through some very difficult times in the past, and in the present. Not only to keep me pressing on and to not give up trying to do what I know is the right thing to do in the face of oppressive odds, but to also remind me that all the efforts of life are no good if I don't show love to others in the process. In the end it doesn't matter what other people think, if you keep you doing everything with kindness and to the best of your ability.