Sunday Thoughts

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”

–Abraham Lincoln

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Antarctica: A Year On Ice

New Zealand Filmmaker Anthony B. Powell’s first film, Antarctica: A Year on Ice is now streaming on NetFlix.  It’s not a road everyone would want to travel, but living and working at the South Pole has been a dream of mine since before I was a teenager. (And I really can’t stand cold weather; so the reason is not logical)

This film is inspiring, beautiful, interesting, and funny. You’d be doing yourself a favor to watch it.  I found it interesting that living and working near the South Pole is covered by a treaty of 52 country states regulated by a treaty, 54 years old, that predates the Cold War and existed all the way through that era.  No military battles, no border disputes.  Science is the code.

It’s a road, I would gladly travel…if I can come up with the right reason to be approved by the powers that be.

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“Sunday Thoughts”

In a time when nothing is more certain than change, the commitment of two people to one another has become difficult and rare. Yet, by its scarcity, the beauty and value of this exchange have only been enhanced.”

–Robert Sexton

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Fathers’ Day 2015

No Sunday Thoughts Today.  Today is Father’s Day or Fathers’ Day.  Over the years, I have published several entries regarding my own Dad, and being a Dad.

Today, our family will be over to our house and we will celebrate the day with food, drink, loud talking, talking over a loud TV– probably while watching a kids’ show on Netflix for my grandson, and most likely some conversation will lead to a search on the Internet to prove a fact, confirm a story, and to watch a video of some “oldies” song that somebody mentioned in a side conversation.

My wife has made my Mom’s “famous” banana pudding for dessert, and I’m sure we’ll tell a story or two about my Dad and Mom or my wife’s Dad.  I’m also sure one of my kids will mention a story or two about their Dad, as well.

Whenever I ponder what my own kids think of their Dad, I always reflect back on a Father’s Day card, my daughter gave me while she was dating her soon-to-be husband.  I’ve shown it here before–but for any new readers I might have; I thought it was appropriate to publish again.



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