Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Heading back to Gtown tonight, then on to the NY on Thursday. Took Princes to the childrens museum this morning. What a grat place for families with young children from about 3 to 12. The place is huge and is a virtual Disney World with many exhibits from dinosaurs to a Barbie fashion walk. Almost lost it though when she scooted under a 2 foot high slot into a house of mirrors and disappeared. The place was a maze of mirrors and deadens. 15 minutes later I had security out looking for her. Finally found her crawling onto another exhibit. Not a care in the world and not a clue as to why I was so upset. Oh what fun! See photos on last post. Kind of glad my GP duties are over for awhile. Sent by RiBurton's IPhone
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
My last post had the wrong music attached. Here it is again. Kind of nice on a Saturday morning. This music was inspired by the short story "The Snow Goose" by Paul Gallico and tells the story of a young girl (Fritha) who befriends a hunchback (Rhayader) who is a lighthouse keeper who finds a wounded snow goose in a marsh and nurses it back to health. It has a tragic ending with Rhayader going across to Dunkirk to help evacuate the British army and the snow goose following.
Sitting here listening to "The Snow Goose" by Camel. Great music inspired by the short story of the same name by Paul Gallico. Here is a sample. The first one is Fritha Alone followed by "The Great Marsh". Posterous is really a great medium for this kind of stuff.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
http://bit.ly/8Duci4 via @TheOnion - Black Man Given Nation's Worst Job Onion Headline of last year very apropos for today
I think today, after the decision to send more troops to Afghanistan, this Onion headline right after Obama was elected is most apropos. This was a no win scenario for him as he would have been damned no matter what he did. Talking about being between a rock and a hard place. http://bit.ly/8Duci4 via @TheOnion - Black Man Given Nation's Worst Job
Spent the rainy cold morning back in Georgetown uploading photos from the trip to Panoramio for viewing in Google Earth. Great way to save photos with tags of where you have been. Here is the website for my photos. http://www.panoramio.com/user/160762?comment_page=1&photo_page=1
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Now that President Obama has made the decision to send an additional 30+ thousand troops to Afghanistan I again have this one question. Who the hell is training the Taliban? This is a post I made back in October.Every time I hear someone say we have to put more trainers on the ground in Afghanistan to train the militia or the local federal army I wonder who trains the other side. We pour millions into the effort, buy uniforms, give them huge amounts of equipment, support them with air power, medical facilities, etc. Yet it seems that the Taliban fighters are just recruited from the population, given an AK47 with lots of rounds of ammo and sent out into the field. They defeated the Brits, the Russians and it looks like they are winning the war against us. If these Afghanistan fighters are so good why do we need to train them? Maybe they should be training us to fight in their environment. How is it that the Northern Alliance, in 2002, with just a few hundred of our special operations guys were able to totally defeat the Taliban in a matter of weeks or even days? What happened to those guys? Are they now the Taliban? It seems that while we were off fighting a war we did not need to fight in Iraq, this whole Afghanistan thing has slipped away. I really don't understand it and I really wonder if the upper echelon of our military and political leadership really understand it.
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