Friday, March 28, 2008
Nearly everyone in Lincoln's cabinet was very intelligent, had studied law and had experienced tremendous amount of loss during their lifetime. The author paints Lincoln almost as a miracle worker in getting the most out of the people he appointed to assist him in cabinet positions.
On the final page it summarized Lincoln's ambition to achieve based on his disbelief in an afterlife and his desire to accomplish something his fellow men could remember him by.
Although it generally doesn't go very deep, there is a lot of information there to really digest and internalize to understand the timeframe and thought process of the President and Cabinet. It really makes life in Washington seem pretty swell.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
From top: 1) Colesseum, 2) Fresh Gelato closeup, 3) Inside the enourmous St. Peter's Basilica, 4) Trevi Fountain
St. Peter's Basilica-- very very large.
This place is where the Roman Senate and Government
headquarters was located, Ceasar was cremated around here.
Also it was all underground until the 1930's, when Mussolini used
dynamite to excavate it to what it looked like at the time of Christ.
Monday, March 3, 2008
Woman: "No, I like Hawaii"
Man: "uh huh"
woman: "I would just like to change the people of Hawaii..."
Unfortunately I didn't catch the rest. But here a couple videos from last Saturday in Oahu:
These are what they use to practice with for when they twirl fire. I had it for a little while, it was pretty fun while a bit frustrating to balance the stick on your thumbs just right.
Sunset Beach-- Great for surfing, the sand pebbles were huge and so soft.