Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Today was a very strange day for me. I got out of bed and Inklings was blogging. There was no one else in the house for the very first time on Easter Sunday. It was strange. We went to Church as we always do and came home.

I turned on the TV since there wasn't much else to do and lo and behold NCIS was on - at 4:00 p.m. it was on. So I watched it. Then another episode came on at 5 and I watched it then another at 6 and I watched that too, and another at 7 and another at 8 and another at 9. I started to watch that too. But I had already seen it so I came down and read my e-mail and decided to blog.

Don't have much to blog about so you get to see how boring my life is right now and you can know for sure it will get more boring when I retire. Oh well, such is life in the slow lane.

It was pretty amazing though that the Navy Seals shot and killed three of the pirates holding the Alabama Captain hostage. Interesting that they all had head shots at the same moment - makes you wonder what brought the pirates heads up at exactly the same time - makes you wonder even more how the Seals knew it was going down at the exact time - there is a lot they aren't telling about this little escapade. I can tell you for sure that the military did something to get the reaction from the pirates but what it was you will never hear about - NEVER. I hope the pirates that got away are paying attention to the lesson given and learned it well. I am pretty happy about O'Bama's decision to allow deadly force to be used to free the captain. Yeah he had to give the order that it was OK or the military would not have done it.

How about those JAZZ -0 yeah - I know they suck really bad right now. I can't believe they have failed to show up at a game ever since they clinched a playoff spot. That SUCKS!!!! I hope Jerry kicks their a _ _.

1 comment:

Native Minnow said...

I agree that deadly force was necessary to free the captain, but it's scary about how that may escalate violence in the region. I've heard quotes from other pirates saying that they next time they take an American vessel they'll exact their revenge for their fallen companions. There's too much money at stake to expect them to quit doing it all together.