Monday, December 26, 2005

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Sunday, December 25, 2005

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Friday, December 23, 2005

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Thursday, December 22, 2005

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Not a great picture, but she's awfully cute.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Tim's Place


Visit Tim at Tim's Place

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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Extreme, Man

Me skiing.


Ginger skiing


Monday, December 19, 2005

Take That, Marty!

Insult my dog, will you?

Sunday, December 18, 2005

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Friday, December 16, 2005

A Holiday Feast!


Last meal before the Holiday break.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

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"Ravens sometimes soar, crows never do."

More Inspirational Poetry

And when your wounded on Afghan's plain,
and the women come out to cut up what remains,
just roll to your musket and blow out your brains,
and go to your God like a soldier.

Rudyard Kipling
Barrack Ballads

How Did You Die?

Did you tackle that trouble that came your way
With a resolute heart and cheerful?
Or hide your face from the light of day
With a craven soul and fearful?
Oh, a trouble’s a ton, or a trouble’s an ounce,
Or a trouble is what you make it.
And it isn’t the fact that you’re hurt that counts,
But only how did you take it?

You are beaten to earth? Well, well, what’s that?
Come up with a smiling face.
It’s nothing against you to fall down flat,
But to lie there -- that’s disgrace.
The harder you’re thrown, why the higher you bounce;
Be proud of your blackened eye!
It isn’t the fact that you’re licked that counts;
It’s how did you fight and why?

And though you be done to death, what then?
If you battled the best you could;
If you played your part in the world of men,
Why, the Critic will call it good.
Death comes with a crawl, or comes with a pounce,
And whether he’s slow or spry,
It isn’t the fact that you’re dead that counts,
But only, how did you die?

-Edmund Vance Cook

Marty on a Good Day

Marty claims that gremlins are responsible for the poor performance of our heating system.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The Beginning


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