Robert (gurdonark) wrote,
Robert
gurdonark

poppies

"If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields".--John McCrae, poet from Guelph, Ontario, Lieutenant Colonel, died from wounds, 1918

I believe that our cultural values include--or should include--that we do not torture in the name of "law and order". I believe that when too many eggs are broken, the result is not an omelette. I believe that those who cloak themselves in the veil of divine mission ought to avoid at least the more banal of the sins. I believe that troops are supported with sufficient numbers and equipment to do their work, veterans' and survivors' benefits, and planning towards a goal more than they are supported by tax cuts. I believe that the war on terrorism, and the culture wars in this country, are fought each day in the hearts and minds of each witness to what has happened. I believe that we live in a time when we make history daily, but perhaps could learn lessons from the history that precedes us.
Subscribe

  • A Trip to Mena

    Friday morning we set out to drive from our home to Mena, Arkansas. We saw a Bald Eagle between Durant, Oklahoma and Atoka. A bit past the…

  • Beginning

    Today we saw a Bald Eagle in flight between Durant and Atoka, Oklahoma. We saw people fishing from a bridge on Sardis Lake. from Dreamwidth, because…

  • Swoop and Fall

    I worked a tad late tonight. I picked us up grilled chicken sandwiches "no mayo, no cheese" at Hat Creek. The 4th blitz tournament I…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 2 comments