Indigo Insights

Friday, April 30, 2004
If you wait for something spectacular to happen before you begin to truly live, you might be waiting a very long time. Instead, see the magic that is there in even the most ordinary moments. - - Ralph Marston


>^..^< Well, the Fox on the Water has done it again!! And in the process, diagnosed my condition as "recovering from laptop-ness." So today I'm doing some homework, playing catch-up.

>^..^< Jeff Soyer is featuring two, COUNT 'EM, stories on self defense. Happy endings for 2 out of 4!

>^..^< On the Koppel krap, Mostly Cajun says "If Koppel really wants to emphasize what the war is about, how about reading off the 3000 names from 9/11 . . ." The Cajun has a whole lot more to say, as you probably suspected.

>^..^< A la new French blogger, Jack, a link to John of Argghhh!'s post on Purple Hearts.

>^..^< Kevin McGehee has links and links and links covering War Crimes by Americans.

>^..^< Pat Tillman is not a hero: He got what was coming to him. Link from GOC.

>^..^< Major Donnie updates the above with this link on Rene Gonzalez. This one really has me upset, but it's at least comforting to know that my son already has his degree in Political Science and will not be one of the unlucky students to be "taught" - and warped - by Gonzalez when he gets his doctorate.

>^..^< "We should expand, not narrow, the debate over how religious beliefs shape candidate’s public policy positions." Wampum says. Sounds reasonable to me.

>^..^< SK Bubba kindly reminds his readers that the WWII Memorial has opened to the public. This is a very informative and moving article on the Memorial. Thanks for the link, Bubba. I would probably have missed this.

>^..^< Baldilocks posts a current progress report on Spirit of America and shows a battlefield baptism, courtesy of Black Five.

>^..^< We Did It Their Way - another thought-provoking post from Rivrdog.

>^..^< The Sailor in the Desert is blogging away, sharing articles he found interesting from his military perspective. And he has Comments now. Go tell 'em somethin'.

Enough linking for now. I fear I'm already in danger of being called that uncomplimentary "linker person name" so will do more reading tomorrow. I'm determined to catch up.


Priceless Quotes From Kids - Volume I

The following excerpts are actual answers given on history tests and in Sunday school quizzes by children between 5th and 6th grade, in Ohio. They were collected over a period of three years by two teachers. Read carefully for grammar, misplaced modifiers, and of course, spelling! Kids should rule the world, as it would be a laugh a minute for us adults and therefore no time to war or argue. -- D. Cathers
Ancient Egypt was old. It was inhabited by gypsies and mummies who all wrote in hydraulics. They lived in the Sarah Dessert. The climate of the Sarah is such that all the inhabitants have to live elsewhere.
Moses led the Hebrew slaves to the Red Sea where they made unleavened bread, which is bread made without any ingredients. Moses went up on Mount Cyanide to get the ten commandos. He died before he ever reached Canada but his commandos made it.
Solomon had three hundred wives and seven hundred porcupines. He was an actual hysterical figure as well as being in the bible. It sounds like he was sort of busy too.
The Greeks were a highly sculptured people, and without them we wouldn't have history. The Greeks also had myths. A myth is a young female moth.
Socrates was a famous old Greek teacher who went around giving people advice. They killed him. He later died from an overdose of wedlock which is apparently poisonous. After his death, his career suffered a dramatic decline.


"It's 'One nation UNDER GOD', or bite my skinny old ass and leave."

"Getting older is like visiting an all-you-can eat buffet. What should be hot is cold, what should be firm is limp, and the buns are bigger than anything else on the menu."