30 September 2006

separated at birth?

"unless we all conform, unless we follow our leaders blindly,
there is no possible way we can remain free."
- maj. frank burns

sounds remarkably like the arguments bush&co have made lately that dissent is unpatriotic and that disagreement with the war in iraq serves to weaken, not strengthen, our country. funny, but i thought the right to dissent and disagreement with our leaders is what made our country strong and free in the first place.

"i disapprove of what you say, but i will defend to the death your right to say it."
- voltaire, a.k.a. françois marie arouet (1694–1778)

09 September 2006

bowling for dollars

took the girls bowling last night. started at 8, finished at 10:30. thought for certain annie would be tuckered out by then, but noooooo--by the time we got home at 11 they were both still swinging from the vines like chimps.

we hadn't bowled in almost two years, but we had a ball. i rolled a night's high of 183, and the girls each threw a couple of strikes and a handful of spares. not bad at all.

we should do that more often.