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So today I need to look up the day a date fell on in 1963.

I Google a perpetual calendar and the sample date they use is 1963.
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I know this happens to everybody but...

It happens way too often to me.  Twice today.

I'm surfin' the web (horrible metaphor) and watching tv.  I click on a link to a newspaper article.  The tv guy is starts talking about AIDS.  I turn to the link and the first article, not the one I'm looking for and it is about AIDS.

Ok, no biggie, happens to everybody.  But....

The pooch and I are standing on the parkway next to the parking lot outside the dog park watching the action enjoying the breeze after a day at the vet's.   This truck from the city pulls up next to us and the driver whistles to me and points.  We're standing next to the only tree in the area that he drove all the way up the hill to water and our little zen moment is gone.
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Have you noticed...

No one is singing this this war.

Wonder why? Does it hit too close to home?

Donovan - Universal Soldier Lyrics

He's five foot-two, and he's six feet-four,
He fights with missiles and with spears.
He's all of thirty-one, and he's only seventeen,
Been a soldier for a thousand years.

He'a a Catholic, a Hindu, an Atheist, a Jain,
A Buddhist and a Baptist and a Jew.
And he knows he shouldn't kill,
And he knows he always will,
Kill you for me my friend and me for you.

And he's fighting for Canada,
He's fighting for France,
He's fighting for the USA,
And he's fighting for the Russians,
And he's fighting for Japan,
And he thinks we'll put an end to war this way.

And he's fighting for Democracy,
He's fighting for the Reds,
He says it's for the peace of all.
He's the one who must decide,
Who's to live and who's to die,
And he never sees the writing on the wall.

But without him,
How would Hitler have condemned him at Labau?
Without him Caesar would have stood alone,
He's the one who gives his body
As a weapon of the war,
And without him all this killing can't go on.

He's the Universal Soldier and he really is to blame,
His orders come from far away no more,
They come from here and there and you and me,
And brothers can't you see,
This is not the way we put the end to war.

I hate when this happens...

At work I was talking to a page about her homework and she said she had to do a paper on Barbara Kingsolver. Three minutes later and elderly housewife and asked for a just published title. It was by Kingsolver.

Today, driving to work the lady on the radio said something about two candidates "duking it out." I looked up and there was this guy standing on the corner wearing a USC had and a Duke sweatshrit.

The war in Iraq is like bad sex...

We can say Iraq was a noble experiment, we can say our intention was good, to penetrate Iraq and bring it to a glorious, euphoric climax but it's clear now that's not going to happen. And yet, we're still pounding away, causing the whole area to become painfully inflammed and in that situation the kindest thing you can do it to pull out.

...Bill Mahr

Yeah, terrorists are a problem but...

Friends grandma fell and maybe broke her leg today

And a nephew got hit in his car and when he was checking the damage got hit by another car and thrown on the hood of his car.
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    The Writer's Almanac for Monday, August 7, 2006