Saturday, July 19, 2008


It is 7:48 am and 73 degrees. Patrick is outside and Junior is asleep downstairs and "Boarder and cats in their room.


It is 5:50 a.m. and 68.6 degrees outside and raining. Big thunderstorms rolled thru last night and flooding everywhere. Patrick is downstairs guarding Junior. Crossed the Maumee on foot yesterday, and the Mississinewa the day before. Those are rivers.


It's 5:31 a.m. and Patrick and Junior are watching vidos downstairs.

Just thought I'd share one of my favorite quotes from Ann Coulter's new book:

"Liberals are more upset when a tree is chopped down than when a child is aborted. Even if one rates an unborn child less than a full-blown person, doesn’t the unborn child rate slightly higher than vegetation? " --Ann Coulter

I tell you, it's gone past differing political philosophies. We crossed that line long ago. Now, It's good vs. evil. What side are you on?



Saturday, July 30, 2005


This is day one. Testing. Testing. Earthdog Patrick is here at my feet, snoring gently. It is 7:55 a.m., 66 degrees and slightly foggy out the window,with a slight breeze.
posted by Trader Rick

Just look at those temps: 66,69, 73---this PROVES Global Warming!




Via Incomming:

Five (5) lessons to make you think about the way we treat people.
> 1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.
> During my second month of college, our professor
> gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student
> and had breezed through the questions until I read
> the last one:
> 'What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?'
> Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the
> cleaning woman several times. She was tall,
> dark-haired and in her 50's, but how would I know her name?
> I handed in my paper, leaving the last question
> blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if
> the last question would count toward our quiz grade.
> 'Absolutely,' said the professor. 'In your careers,
> you will meet many people. All are significant. They
> deserve your attention and care, even if all you do
> is smile and say 'hello.'
> I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her
> name was Dorothy.
> 2. - Second Important Lesson - Pickup in the Rain
> One night, at 11:3 0 p.m., an older African American
> woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway
> trying to endure a lashing rainstorm. Her car had
> broken down and she desperately needed a ride.
> Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car.
> A young white man stopped to help her, generally
> unheard of in those conflict-filled 60s.. The man
> took her to safety, helped her get assistance and
> put her into a taxicab.
> She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his
> address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a
> knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a
> giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A
> special note was attached..
> It read:
> 'Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway
> the other night. The rain drenched not only my
> clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along.
> Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying
> husband's bedside just before he passed away.. God
> bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving
> others.'
> Sincerely, Mrs. Nat King Cole.
> 3 - Third Important Less on - Always remember those who serve.
> In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less,
> a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and
> sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.
> 'How much is an ice cream sundae?' he asked.
> 'Fifty cents,' replied the waitress.
> The little boy pulled is hand out of his pocket and
> studied the coins in it.
> 'Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?' he inquired.
> By now more people were waiting for a table and the
> waitress was growing impatient.
> 'Thirty-five cents,' she brusquely replied.
> The little boy again counted his coins.
> 'I'll have the plain ice cream,' he said.
> The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on
> the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice
> cream, paid the cash ier and left. When the waitress
> came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the
> table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish,
> were two nickels and five pennies..
> You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had
> to have enough left to leave her a tip.
> 4 - Fourth Important Lesson. - The obstacle in Our Path.
> In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a
> roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if
> anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the
> king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by
> and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the
> King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did
> anything about getting the stone out of the way.
> Then a peasant came along carrying a load of
> vegetables. Up on approaching the boulder, the
> peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the
> stone to the side of the road. After much pushing
> and straining, he finally succeeded. After the
> peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed
> a purse lying in the road where the boulder had
> been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note
> from the King indicating that the gold was for the
> person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The
> peasant learned what many of us never understand!
> Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.
> 5 - Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts...
> Many years ago , when I worked as a volunteer at a
> hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who
> was suffering from a rare & serious disease. Her only
> chance of recovery appeared to be a blood
> transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had
> miraculously survived the same disease and had
> developed the antibodies needed to combat the
> illness.. The doctor explained the situation to her
> little brother, and asked the little boy if he would
> be willing to give his blood to his sister.
> I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a
> deep breath and saying, 'Yes I'll do it if it will
> save her.' As the transfusion progressed, he lay in
> bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did,
> seeing the color returning to her cheek. Then his
> face grew pale and his smile faded.
> He looked up at the doctor and asked with a
> trembling voice, 'Will I start to die right away'.
> Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the
> doc tor; he thought he was going to have to give his
> sister all of his blood in order to save her but he had chosen to save
> her anyway.



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