Mon, May 7th - 3:31PM
May 2: Culture Day
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, p. 78
Today was very pleasant indeed. My friend Ron met me at the light rail station and downtown we went. We had time to look at the gorgeous roses in the Capitol Rose Garden. He particularly liked the two-color ones. We also talked about cacti. Please, Ron, take some of my cacti!!
Then the concert was a pianist, and not as well-prepared as you would expect. She was doing a Liszt piece and kept pausing to find the keys... because I don't believe Liszt wrote in those rests.
Then lunch at a little cafe, and we walked down to the Crocker so I could see the Edward Payne exhibit. I just loved it. Mountains! Seascapes! I wish I'd seen it sooner so I could see it again, but I'm really glad I didn't miss it in the long run.
The weather was perfect except for a bit of a breeze. We then walked over to light rail, and so home. What a really pleasant day!
Then I drove a friend to the grief support workshop. There were some people there I haven't met before. One guy was wearing a Navy ball cap and an Air Force camo shirt. I was reminded of Rich's joke about the services which always ended up with how smart the AF was. The talk was pretty well taken over by a recent widower who feels like people aren't friendly. At least I was OK since I'd given him a hug. And home in the dark.
Patrick Dorinson, Commentator, host of the radio talk show “The Cowboy Libertarian” :
Afghanistan is Pashtun for Vietnam.
Time to leave and tell Karzai and his pals that are looting the country six ways from Sunday that he is on his own. And I would tell the Taliban that if we hear one peep out of them or one attack comes from there we will be back. And it will be from 30,000 feet and they won’t even hear it coming. 10 more years? At what cost?