Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
And you can even get bear hugs! :) Yep, I definitely need one.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
"I've been a soldier and a slave. I've seen my comrades fall in battle or die more slowly under the lash in Africa. I've held them in my arms at the final moment. These were men who saw life as it is, yet they died despairing. No glory, no brave last words, only their eyes, filled with confusion, questioning "Why?" I don't think they were wondering why they were dying, but why they had ever lived. When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? To surrender dreams - -this may be madness; to seek treasure where there is only trash. Too much sanity may be madness! But maddest of all - -to see life as it is and not as it should be."
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
An old Italian man lived alone in New Jersey. He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work, as the ground was hard. His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament:
I am feeling pretty sad, because it looks like I won't be able to plant my tomato garden this year. I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. I know if you were here my troubles would be over.. I know you would be happy to dig the plot for me, like in the old days.
A few days later he received a letter from his son.
Don't dig up that garden. That's where the bodies are buried.
At 4 a.m. the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived with a warrant and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left.
That same day the old man received another letter from his son..
Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That's the best I could do under the circumstances.Love you, Vinnie
Friday, August 7, 2009
Here is a letter from Carolyn--I got a good laugh out of it:
How many PhD students does it take to move a couch?