Sunday, April 30, 2006

Oh hell. I have been silenced.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Not too much

Well, it's been pretty busy for me and I haven't had time to post much this month. My close friend David just left last week to go for a year to Afghanistan as an engineer for the army, so we had a nice sendoff for him. He will be very much missed, but a year isn't so long!

I also have been staying busy with work, as well as gearing up for my sister's wedding on May 20.

Last night I saw a very moving documentary about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German minister who was part of a resistance plot to kill Hitler. If anyone is reading this and has the chance, watch this program, or visit the PBS site:

I have to go for now, but more later.

Monday, April 03, 2006


This is a poem I found today on Writer's Almanac and I really liked - it was the one on the date of my birthday in 2005, which I happen to share with Garrison Keillor:

The Bachelor

No family pictures on the wall, no books,
A drafting desk, a travel magazine;
No children, one divorce, a satellite dish—
A cold, efficient exercise machine,

And in the corner with the firewood, stacks
Of videos. The fridge comes with "lite" beer
And non-fat milk for the granola stored
In jars. I've looked, but there's no sugar here.

Platoons of running shoes camp by the door;
His Boston fern, neglected, pays the price;
His one unfriendly cat purposefully saunters
Across the threshold, searching hard for mice.

As he begins to age, and his gray beard
Inaugurates the thinning of his hair,
He'll pale with each sensation in his chest,
Each flutter, every pain and numbness there—

No cardiologist, nor any chart
Will ever find the trouble with his heart.

by Leslie Monsour, from The Alarming Beauty of the Sky