The beautiful thing about getting older is the view and being able to see both sides of the hill
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Just one more view of a part of our magnificent country! It's one of my favorite places.
How can we afford to elect people who only want to use this country for their own benefit, people who don't care about protecting it, preserving it for all those who will come after us? Is their kind of legacy what we want to leave for our children and grandchildren? Look at the beautiful places in your own part of the country, then look at where we are headed with more of the same in Washington. I keep pushing this because I am passionate about our country and its future. I hope you see what I see, hope for what I hope for and believe we can make a difference, together.
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."
- Maya Angelou
"The future depends on what we do in the present."
- Mahatma Gandhi
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Another Lovely Washington Getaway
He settles into his chair, sitting very straight, looking out the window, Bushy white eyebrows and distinguished, well groomed white beard. He’s the perfect, argus-eyed professor-knight with eyes alert and aglow. Perhaps a pince nez for a final touch, well, maybe that’s a bit too weird, Keeping watch, guarding, protecting me and our small, cozy castle. Men and women, young and old, dogs and cats and birds, friend or foe, None are ignored or given passage without a menacing growl. But as the light fades and the shadows deepen he leaves his post, and with a sigh ruffling his beard, he curls up at my feet as I fall asleep.
I'm interested in almost everything. Use to like to travel, but it's too expensive now. I take Tai Chi classes, swim, volunteer in a Jump-start program for pre-schoolers. I'm an avid reader and like nearly everyone these days I follow politics avidly. I'm a former teacher and Special Projects Coordinator for a Telecommunications company, Assistant to the President of a Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. Am now enjoying retirement -- most of the time. I have two daughters, one son-in-law and two sons scattered all over the country. No grandchildren.