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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Green! My favorite color. Oh and this is a gravity fed water system that once was the pride of Fayetteville, TN.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Who would have ever thought a missed pony ride appointment at a six year old's birthday party would lead to this?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

This is funny!!!

Morning Thoughts

On the way to work this morning, I got to thinking about the Republican cuts to Obama's stimulus package and one of those cuts was to the funding to local health agencies to prepare for a pandemic. What are we possibly facing - Wow Swine Flu! It isn't a real problem just yet (except for those families that have lost a love one to it) but clearly it is something that could be because of our quick and broad array of travel locations. But why did the Republicans pick this issue to take a stand on?

Here is my understanding of Republican positions. They only want to protect the rich and successful in life. They think that because we are born equal under the law that we are born equal in all things. Like an intercity kid or a kid born to migrant workers is going to get the same opportunities as a Bush kid or a Rockefeller kid. If you think about that you should come up with a lot of thoughts about what really makes or breaks a successful citizen.

Likewise they fail to understand that the business successful never achieve success solely on their own efforts. They are successful because (in part) of those of us that work for them and those of us that buy from them, i.e. the non-rich. (We the non-rich measure success quite differently.) Without workers and purchases (those with needs to be filled) they wouldn’t have any success at all. I’m not ignoring their contribution to success. I’m just saying they need to remember that it takes all of us to make it happen. I by no means think the working class is without it’s faults. But if we the non-rich died in the next month from a pandemic what would happen to all those successful people the Republicans are protecting? You can legislate an increase population, at least no overnight. I guess you could five tax breaks to the wealthy for each successful conception they produced. (LOL)

All I’m saying is we are a diverse nation and our diversity is not just culture or ethnic. In fact the diversity of our work ethic and our emotional goals are a great contribution to one of the most open and free societies in history and that our government has to look at protecting more than just the financially successful.

Monday, April 27, 2009

I just love it when everything is green. Life is good when it abounds all around you.

Friday, April 24, 2009

This bridge is gone now but I always liked this shot I took while driving over it. It is like life. As you speed along your way, you are really dependent on so many support structures and yet you hardly ever give them a thought.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Some act in life are just In-Your-Face-Mean and reflect a sick mind. This statue is on I65 going into Nashville from the south. It is ugly, it represents an ugly attitude (i.e., the South of the Civil War will rise gain) and it was put up by a mean spirited person who has more money than he knows what to do with. The flag poles around the statue display the Confederate States flags. This is so sad. A human life withered by a deep seeded hate.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The last of the trees have started to leaf and the out-of-doors is calling!!!! Cool mornings spent on my porch with a nice cup of coffee and dinners on the deck I prepared on my grill.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The mysteries of the human history are far more insightful than the supernatural beliefs that often lead to great creativity. How amazing is that?

Monday, April 20, 2009

Don't believe everything you see. You will never be able to see this image in real life. Why? Times change and so do the desires of mankind. We build and we destroy. The details are never as clear as we want them to be.

Friday, April 17, 2009

When you think your life sucks, just give this kind of life some thought and ask yourself if your's is really all that bad.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009