Sunday, September 11, 2011

Hands that Built America

It's early fall, there's a cloud on the New York skyline

Innocence, dragged across a yellow line

   - U2

Irish, Chinese, German, Russian,
Black, White, Brown, Red,
Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu...

...They've all made significant contributions to our nation as we know it.  As we remember that awful day 10 years ago, let's not allow a handful of radical, evil men destroy what they created with their sweat and blood.  This is not a day to preach hatred and endorse discrimination.  This is a day to stand together.      

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

That's me, stuck on a downed tree during my last kayak camping trip.
Stay in town for the weekend, or go on the annual Sabine River kayak trip, that is.  It's a three-day kayak camping trip that takes place along the Texas / Louisianna border each Labor Day weekend. 

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The new tropical disturbance in the Gulf is frightening me.  I want to go, but I'm not sure my paddling skills are adequate to cope with 50 mph winds and flooding rivers if that storm develops.

Not only would it be a much-needed weekend escape, it would make a great post for my new travel blog.  I may have to sit this one out, though.  Maybe I remember enough details to post about my Village Creek trip...