Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My Aunt Died

My aunt Marjorie died this week. Here is a little poetry for a requiem.

Behold, I have dwelt in Time and I live through Eternity. I have traveled along the pathway and now shine forth from the horizon. I am yesterday and I know tomorrow, I shall never more be overcome. I now know the secret having finished the work which was planned at the Beginning.

If you knew her, by all means visit the site that was set up for her.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Meteor over Edmonton

This was just so cool to see, that I wanted to share it here.
I saw something similar (just a bit smaller) over Toronto on the night of my seconds daughters birthday... I tried to describe it to my wife, but this makes it pretty clear.

The meteor I saw was bright all the way down and I didn't get to see the flare out at the end because it went below my line of observation.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

My brother in the News

My brother is in Afghanistan at the moment with the Canadian Forces. Every now and then we see a new article with a quote from him.

Here are a couple of the most recent:

I'm sure there will be more, which I'll post here when they are found.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Who would win the US election if the rest of the world could vote?

I found a site that actually allows the rest of the world to vote it the US election... not that the votes would be counted, but at least someone is giving the rest of us a say.

Go ahead, cast your vote!

>> If The World Could Vote

Actually, it's no contest (Obama by a land slide) but you might as well add your X to the ballot.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Americans are scary folk

Ignorance is scary because of what it can lead to.

I caught a YouTube video today with McCain supporters on one side and Obama supporters on the other...

Now I'm thinking this is some sort of gag. I can't believe that the McCain supporters are so obviously ignorant.

I'm Canadian, so I obviously don't have the same emotional reaction to an American election and I doubt that McCain or Obama will have much different policies where Canada is concerned, however based solely on the the evidence presented in the video of McCain supporters, I very much hope Obama wins the US election.

... but...

Those McCain supporters seem like pretty violent people... what happens when they don't get their way?

Hmm... I guess Canada could let the US join our constitutional monarchy... then we'd really see those folks upset.