Thursday, July 31, 2008

Best. Blog. Ever.

No offense to ours.

This is my favorite one.

Obama's Wailing Wall Prayer

“Lord - Protect my family and me.
Forgive me my sins, and help me guard against pride and despair.
Give me the wisdom to do what is right and just.
And make me an instrument of your will.”

This is quite moving but then I wonder how it got "out there." Did someone run up behind him and snag it from the wall? That ain't right. It's his business with God. And then the skeptic in me wonders if one of his people snagged and put it out there because they want their guy to win. In any case, I appreciate the peak into Obama's spiritual life but feel like a bit of a voyeur reading it.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

I'm a dork

So a guilty pleasure of mine is the song "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter. I don't change the channel when it comes. I am, in fact, a dork.

Friday, July 11, 2008

The 4th & 5th verses to "Pharoah, Pharoah" if anyone cares...

A few months later we decided to stop,
Moses climbed up on the mountaintop,
So we pitched our tents and set up our cots,
And Moses came back with lots of 'Thou Shalt Nots'

Forty years later, it's comin' to an end;
The promised land was just around the bend.
So Moses climbed up on the mountainside,
And after he saw it, ol' Moses died.

Typical too


Thursday, July 10, 2008

Friday, July 4, 2008

Big Boats

So...our family's cottage @ Harsen's Island is probably my favorite and most naturally beautiful place on earth that I've been to.

There are quite a few features that make it particularly unique one of which is the fact that Great Lakes freighters & ocean liners pass in front. Having grown up w/ these beasts we were schooled in the beauty of them though they are dirty masses of steel and equipment. In any case...I have a tremendous appreciation for beauties like these.


Thursday, July 3, 2008


"We're blind about the most important thing in our lives, our selves."

// Danny Saunders from THE CHOSEN by Chaim Potok

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Ordinary Things

" you grow older you will discover that the most important things that will happen to you will often come as a result of silly things, as you call them - 'ordinary things' is a better expression. That is the way the world is."

// from THE CHOSEN by Chaim Potok