Thursday, October 20, 2005 - Bush's growing credibility gap - Oct 17, 2005 - Bush's growing credibility gap - Oct 17, 2005: "Maybe Bush does not understand sacrifice. After all, earlier this year, he revealed he did not share the common meaning of 'ultimate sacrifice' with most of his countrymen, who reserve that term for Americans who have given their lives in military service, when he spoke of the drawbacks of political life: 'It's the ultimate sacrifice (sic), really: sacrifice your privacy. It's sacrifice of time with your kids.'"

Monday, October 17, 2005

Back from Victoria

Just returned from a nice little trip to Victoria, B.C.

The famous Fairmont Empress, Victoria, B.C. Posted by Picasa

We were impressed by the relaxed athmosphere of the city, the many nice little shops and tea and coffee houses. I can highly recommend such a visit. Even though we didn't stay in the famous Fairmont Empress, our hotel was also quite nice - particularly the pool :-)

We also enjoyed the great Butchart Gardens north of Victoria:

Butchart Gardens Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 10, 2005

Trapped in the Corn Maze

The Farm: "This unique 12 acre maze is a giant map of our state. It contains over 250 actual roads and 400 places and towns marked by signs (with interesting historical facts about each). There are 4-1/2 actual miles of highways and country roads within the maze."

This was great fun - trying to avoid getting out through the wrong maze exit and being labelled 'maze whimp'. Thanks, Lon, for taking us there!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Tourists to Florida Get a Warning as Greeting - New York Times

Tourists to Florida Get a Warning as Greeting - New York Times: "'Do not argue unnecessarily with local people,' and 'If someone appears to be angry with you, maintain to the best of your ability a positive attitude and do not shout or make threatening gestures.'" - Giving 'The Hammer' his due - Oct 3, 2005 - Giving 'The Hammer' his due - Oct 3, 2005: "The Germans have a word for the emotion that seized many Democrats after hearing of the criminal indictment on money-laundering charges of House Majority Leader Tom Delay, R-Texas."
What a rare chance to serve as a model for this nation ...

Sunday, October 02, 2005



Looks like last weekend was the last sun for a while around here ... Posted by Picasa