Thanksgiving Open Thread
No meaningful insights on Thanksgiving today – that’s been pretty much covered by others. Right now I am sitting on my ass, blogging away ten feet from MrsDoF who is industriously producing a fabulous array of culinary wonders for us to enjoy later. For the past two nights I have had the incomparable delight of hearing two of my sons together, bantering in the kitchen as middle-son is visiting from Urbana.
I’m in a very good mood right now. Lots to be thankful for.
Also, two of my friends have new blogs! Here, check them out:
Have a Wee Dram. WeeDram and I go back quite a long way, with some shared adventures. Expect photos and technical discussions about optics and classic 35mm cameras, plus occasional reflections on life and goals.
Notes From The Terminal Ward, “Redeeming creation one byte at a time”. This is a good friend from work, whose current issue is about managing your personal information (including what you don’t or shouldn’t want to be public). Expect to see posts on Information Technology and on a Christian world view. I am looking forward to his review of Chronicles of Narnia.
Finally, check out this collection of war quotes at Joe Irvin’s Blog. I don’t know Joe, but he is an Illinois journalist who is moving into my “regular visits” category. Here is a sample from the post:
- “Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war”.
- John Quincy Adams
- “Criticism in time of war is essential to the maintenance of any kind of democratic government.”
- Robert Taft
- “All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.”
- George Orwell from “Homage to Catalonia,” Orwell’s 1936 eyewitness account of the Spanish Civil War.
There’s lots more, and plenty to think about from the minds of great men whose experience grants their words serious legitimacy. Check it out.
Oh yeah, I forgot… this is an open thread. Feel free to comment even on unrelated subjects.