Saturday, April 17, 2010

Profound 'Environmental' Patriot

Nathan Hall, Berea College    (My cousin-in-law)
Inspiring Vision for a New World: Rural Economies as Sustainable Pioneers

Nathan will visit: Argentina, India, Austria, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina

"The global community is inextricably linked, both in problems and brave new solutions. We are increasingly more vulnerable to a non-local food network that is poisonous both to ourselves and our environment. Addiction to fossil-based energy is ravaging our landscape while causing irreversible harm to the climate. As a Watson Fellow, I will immerse myself in localized solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. I will enrich my global understanding while gaining a new take on the ills that plague my native coalfield, Appalachia."  - Nathan Hall, 2009
Nathan is a Thomas J. Watson Fellow for 2010. Click this link to find out more

Profound Paragraph

You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Adrian Rogers, 1931

Friday, April 16, 2010

Braydon's growing up quickly

He is almost a year old, believe it or not?!?!.   April 22nd will be Braydon't first birthday, for which I'm both excited and somewhat saddened by.   He is progressing so very quickly and understands so much of every word and/or sentence we put together for him.  Just yesterday I asked him where his "red balloon" was and without hesitation his eyes looked skyward and he found the darn thing up near the ceiling where I left it.  That amazed me folks!!!   Watching him grow up on a daily basis is assuredly the most gratifying thing that I've ever experienced in my life and I look forward to raising him to be an upstanding little man. 

Currently, I'm sitting here at work with two more patients to see.  I can't wait to get home and give that boy o' mine a big hug, a bunch of kisses, and a few tickles in his secret tickle spot that only mommy and daddy know about....hehe!!!   :)