Happiness in Life

Our greatest happiness in life does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. — Thomas Jefferson Hat

A Meek Heart

Last night, we went to see the movie “A Mighty Heart” about the kidnapping, search for, and death of Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl.  The movie focused more on the search for Pearl, and the dramatic measures that the Pakistanis took in

A Smart Bird

This link is from my buddy, Mark Kelly.  It’s  a 3 minute video that shows an African Grey doing tricks. http://www.upchucky.net/flash-fun/smart-bird.html

Human Nature & Political Correctness

An interesting article in Psychology Today entitled “Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature”.  I’ve excerpted the list of 10 truths about human nature: 1. Men like blond bombshells (and women want to look like them) 2. Humans are naturally

Country Wisdom

Great wisdom from Walt Wood: 1. A day without sunshine is like night. 2. On the other hand, you have different fingers. 3. 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot. 4. 99 percent of lawyers give

American History Weekend

We just returned from a 3-day power vacation in the “Colonial Triangle” of eastern Virginia.  This covered the cities of Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown.  As every student knows, Jamestown was the first English settlement in America in 1607. Williamsburg was

F-35 in Action

For you aviation buffs… the link below shows a Windows media video on the new F-35 fighter being built by Lockheed: http://images.military.com/Video/061201_f35.wmv 4 min 28 sec

Escape from Nazi Death Camp

An interesting story appeared recently in the UK Independent about Alfred Wetzler.  Wetzler escaped from Auschwitz and took evidence with him that provided the basis for saving thousands of lives: A dramatic first-hand account of how a prisoner managed to