Saturday, December 30, 2006

Pert Near 2007

The brand spanking new year finally beckons. Saddam Hussein finally got his just deserts. Maybe that bodes well for the war. I've been reading a lot lately. Yesterday I went to a Wilkes Barre book store to take advantage of a gift card I got for Christmas. I got Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh (who was once married to a woman named Evelyn.) and a supposedly definitive biography of Robert F. Kennedy. That last one's a concession to my age It's not every day I get to read a book about somebody I've met in person but once I met RFK at a St. Patrick's Day parade. I have a bit of a headache today. Because Wyoming's library's closed I'm In West Pittston. Netscape only lets me have ten hours free every month on my computer so I'm usually stuck at places like this.

Friday, December 29, 2006

John, Paul, George & Ringo

The Beatles are to be honored on the U.K.s new postage stamps. The Royal Mail, England's national postal service, is putting images of six especially groovy Beatle albums on a new series of stamps. The six fab records are: "With the Beatles", "Help", "Revolver", "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", "Abbey Road" & "Let It Be". The rest of he details can be found at Hey, I even heard a certain department store use a nice version of "From Me To You" on a commercial a few weeks ago.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Back to Gerald Ford

As far as I'm concerned, Ford has always struck me as a very good man. He was President during the middle of my high school years. He had one grotesque flaw though: he was pro_abortion. Besides his pardon of Nixon his other most controversial act was his appointment of John Paul Stevens to the Supreme Court. Find out about Stevens at & Stevens is entirely in favor of Roe v. Wade. He is also entirely in favor of reverse discrimination(aka affirmative action), and gives all sorts of entirely unacceptable benefits to homosexuals. Ford was a good person, but obviously when he blew it, he really blew it.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Death of A U.S. President

Unfortunately, I found out this morning that Gerald Rudolph Ford, 38th President of the U.S., died yesterday. His death came exactly 34(or was it 33?) years after that of Harry S. Truman. I read a biography of Ford's a while ago & was quite impressed. The Christmas party time is over & we are now officially in the Christmas season. There are snow flurries today. I got a used computer_very nice_from my nephew Michael. Last night I went to bed around midnightish &_believe it or not_didn't get up until 6:06! I got my high school's newsletter today & couldn't find any reference to an upcoming reunion for my class. If you were in the class of 1977 at St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip, N.Y. please get in touch with me.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Good King Wenceslaus...Feast of Stephen

Oh yeah they're real. Today's the Feast of St. Stephen. I've been eating entirely too much for Christmas. The presents have been exchanged but there's still very much more visiting & pigging out left to do. I went to midnight Mass at St. Joseph's on Christmas Eve. It was very nice but awfully odd because of its not being O.L.P.H. Mary Anne, Steve & young uns are here. I have to get that computer fixed up. We already went to Uncle Frankie's & now it's time for a trip to Michelle's. The weather's been entirely doable.