Thursday, October 18, 2007

A Grand Canyon

Back in the early 1990s, Beverly went with me on a company trip for a conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. While there I took some extra vacation and we drove to visit the Grand Canyon.

If you have even been there, you know that it truly takes your breath away. It is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. It is hard for the human mind to comprehend the vastness and the natural beauty of the canyon. While there I took a few pictures on a 35mm camera, which were scanned a few years ago. They do not do justice to the Grand Canyon, and you can do a Google search to find other photographs much better than mine.


All else going pretty good at the White house this morning. Today I have my monthly lunch meeting with old cronies from Eastman. We enjoy getting together and resolving all of the company's problems, complaining about health care costs, griping about our aches & pains, and so on. Beverly just told me she wants me to drop her off at the mall while I go to lunch with the guys. So, I'll make it a short lunch today to minimize costs (my lunch $ plus her shopping $).

Quote of the Day

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man,
but the end thereof are the ways of death.

~ Proverbs 14:12

Joke of the Day
The Pope took a couple of days off to visit the mountains for some sightseeing. He was cruising along the campground in the Popemobile when there was a frantic commotion just at the edge of the woods. A helpless Democrat, wearing sandals, shorts, a "Save the Whales"/"Bush Lied" T-shirt and a tree hugger hat, was screaming while struggling frantically, thrashing around trying to free himself from the jaws of a 10 foot grizzly.

As the Pope watched horrified, a group of Republican loggers came racing up. One quickly fired a .44 magnum into the bear's chest. The other two reached up and pulled the bleeding semiconscious Democrat from the bear's grasp. Then using long clubs, the three loggers finished off the bear and two of them threw it onto the bed of their truck while the other tenderly placed the injured Democrat in the back seat.

As they prepared to leave, the Pope summoned them to come over. "I give you my blessing for your brave actions!" he told them. "I heard there was a bitter hatred between Republican loggers and Democratic environmental activists but now I've seen with my own eyes that this is not true."

As the Pope drove off, one of the loggers asked his buddies "Who was that guy?"

"It was the Pope.", another replied, "He's in direct contact with God and has access to all God's wisdom." "Well,"the logger said, "he may have access to all God's wisdom but he sure doesn't know anything about bear hunting! By the way, is the bait holding up, or do we need to go back to town and snatch another one?"

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