Thursday, November 27, 2008

Megan's Thanksgiving Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving !

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Another quote ahead of its time -

“Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.”

- Ambrose Bierce 1842 - 1914
(Probably in The Devil's Dictionary, 1911)

Nowadays we'd replace "academy" with "university"!


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Timely quote -

"Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind."

O.K., when you read the above quote what luxuries and comforts do you think about ? T.V., computers, the internet, cellphones, etc. ? I guess the case could be made for any of the above (and more) - things that have become seemingly indispensable but in some respects hindrances to our elevation.

But here's what makes it even more interesting - the quote is from Walden published in 1854 by Henry David Thoreau. I wonder what luxuries and comforts he had in mind, we can be sure it wasn't those I mentioned. In all likelihood anything he considered a luxury would not be so considered by us. Would his luxuries be our bare necessities? Imagine what he would think of our luxuries!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Maple tree

Here's the maple tree in the back yard.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Palin Prank

Click here to hear the prank that a Montreal radio station pulled on Palin - calling her and she thought it was the president of France -