July 07, 2008

Annual Summer Hiatus

Taking a summer hiatus, I am.

Traditionally, the summer is cooling off period for my brain. Why? Because I work so damned hard at this blogging thing. This year I've already posted a whole 29 times. That matches the total for the entire 2007 session. While I may have one or two posts that pop up during the summer months, it's unlikely there'll be much until September.

September is a big month for me this year. It will mark the 4th year I have run this blog. Four years! That's right, I may not post a lot but at least the longevity is there so far.

I was sorta hoping to to get to my 200th post (I'm at 176) around the same time but that seems unlikely, as I was worried about posting too much irrelevant material for my own good just for the sake of reaching my 4th anniversary and 200th post all at once. Instead, I'm going to take my cue from Wedding Crasher's Jeremy Grey (aka Vince Vaughn) and leave you with this quote.

"I'd like to recharge my batteries, and shut down the engines, and get myself back to neutral."

In the fall I'll return and be more than ready to begin feeding cyberspace more of my reverent and idiosyncratic thoughts. Until then, keep fighting the good fight. So goodnight and,

"You stay classy, San Diego"

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Quotes from people smarter than me...

"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich" ~ JFK

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. " ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. " ~ Benjamin Franklin

"First it is necessary to stand on your own two feet. But the minute a man finds himself in that position, the next thing he should do is reach out his arms. " ~ Kristin Hunter

"When you're a mayor and you have a problem you blame the provincial government. If you are provincial government and you have a problem you blame the federal government. We don't blame the Queen any more, so once in a while we might blame the Americans." ~ Jean Chretien

"Which is ideology? Which not? You shall know them by their assertion of truth, their contempt for considered reflection, and their fear of debate." ~ John Ralston Saul

"It is undoubtedly easier to believe in absolutes, follow blindly, mouth received wisdom. But that is self-betrayal." ~ John Ralston Saul

"Everybody dies, Tracey. Someone's carrying a bullet for you right now, doesn't even know it. The trick is to die of old age before it finds you." ~ Cpt. Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly, Episode 12)