Friday, November 11, 2005

A Special Tribute

Today is Veteran's Day. My father-in-law served in the Navy during World War II, and was a radio equipment specialist. Although I've attempted to ask him a few times about his service and his experiences, he's very reluctant to talk about it. Nonetheless, I'm honored to be his son-in-law, and I can't thank him enough.

Do you have a family member who is a veteran? Let me know and I'll include their name in this post.

Update: My father-in-law was more specifically in Radio Communications, which involved sending and receiving coded messages on an attack transporter. Pretty cool, huh?

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

DiMarco Hangs Tough

I was pleasantly surprised that Chris DiMarco hung tough in the final round at the Masters. He went 4 under and tied Tiger Woods in regulation, only to lose in the first hole in the sudden death playoff. I thought DiMarco lost his rhythm in the final nine holes of the 3rd round and probably wouldn't regain his form, but he must've figured something out in the time between rounds, as he was absolutely fantastic for the final 18. DiMarco will win a major, it's just a matter of when and where. He's a straight enough ball striker that it could be the U.S. Open this year. Although he looked dominating at times during the Masters, do not expect Tiger Woods to contend at this year's U.S. Open. He's just too inconsistent. What do I know? Apparently not much, as I was wrong about both DiMarco and Mickelson.

Thursday, March 31, 2005

In Memory of Terri Schiavo

The following poem is not a Christian one, but it is an incredibly moving one. While I don't speak for Terri Schiavo, this is what I would like to be read for me when I pass...

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.


Update I: I don't have the ability to multi-link in my posts, as I use free services, so I'm going to multi-post instead.

Update II: I think I just found a way to multi-link, so here we go. Others blogging: La Shawn Barber's Corner, Arrggghhh! The Home Of Two Of Jonah's Military Guys +1, A planet where apes evolved from MAN?!?, Wizbang

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