Happy Hour


Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late


"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
As the sun sinks west of the Mendocino county line

Psalm 107:

23They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;

24These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Yom HaShoah

Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Today was it.
I did take a moment to say what little part of the Kaddish that I remember.
Can't say I have been the most observant Jew in the last 39 years. My mother is still irritated over that. I guess the profession of the sea didn't help.
This is a day that should be remembered by all of us. It is there to remind us of what can happen when no one stands for something.
We as The American People need to keep this in mind.

Off the soap box now.
A lesson is at the link, from Wikipedia.


Buck said...

Thanks for the Wiki link, Glenn. I learn sumthin' EVERY day and today is no exception.

ORPO1 said...

You are most welcome, my friend.

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)