Thursday, January 20, 2005

Sound and fury, signifying nothing

William Rivers Pitt blogged the Coronation today -
I am privileged to post this little snip from his
page from yesterday - Please check his InauguralBlog
for more about the event - Happily, he tells us that
a large, young antiwar protest movement was present,
pelting the hearse-like limos with fruit and snowballs.

Wednesday 19 January 2005 @ 06:48
A few minutes ago, I was staring out the window of the apartment where I am squatting here in DC, thanks to the kindness of friends. All of a sudden, the sky above the District erupted in a firestorm of light and thunder that glittered off the windows of the buildings and lit the underside of the low-hanging clouds. It was the fireworks display taking place in front of the White House, marking the opening of the inauguration festivities. Not long after, the Marine One helicopter bumbled across the sky like a pot-bellied bee.

The real fireworks will begin tomorrow. The whole display tonight put me in mind of some lines I once taught to my students, back when I was an English teacher a million years ago.

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

Friday, January 07, 2005

Home, home on the range...

Birch trees, blue snow, blue sky...
New year's day on Sandia Peak

Jody took these photos in Colorado --

Xmas 2004 -

Our humble Norfolk Island Pine Chanukah Shrub

Noah on "Tony the Pony" --yelling Yee-Haw!

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Does Anyone Else Think These Are Funny?

Here are a couple of photos I took around the neighborhood --
does anyone else think these are funny?

Here ya go - Sav-On Church - Turn Right Here----->

OK, I get it! A pair of shoes?

Wingbasket opening soon, next to Wild Bird Center! LOL!

(I thought we needed a little humor - Happy New Year 2005!)