Friday, January 21, 2011

Ask Not

             Welcome to Hawaii

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"I believe that there is a subtle magnetism
 in Nature,
 which, if we unconsciously yield to it,
 will direct us aright."

Henry David Thoreau

Aloha on da beach (see it?)

"Forget not
 that the earth delights to feel your bare feet
 and the winds long to play with your hair."

Kahlil Gibran

"That's what (the film) Rocky is all about:
 pride, reputation,
 and not being another bum in the neighborhood."

Sylvester Stallone 


Has it really been 50 years?

Yes it has,

as of yesterday in fact.

In that time
the world has changed

 "Ask not what your country
can do for you - but what you
can do for your country."


"Greed is good."

What happened?

Here is a picture of a far off time.

Some called it Camelot.

To many of us
it was
and remains
a magical 

"The world is very different now.
 For man holds in his mortal hands
 the power to abolish all forms of human poverty
 and all forms of human life. . .

Let the word go forth from this time and place,
 to friend and foe alike,
 that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans --

that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
This much we pledge -- and more.

So let us begin anew -- remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.
Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.

 I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation.

The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from that fire can truly light the world.

And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.

My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do
 for the freedom of man."

excerpts from

John F. Kennedy's
Inaugural Address

 20 January 1961


How does that make you feel today?

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With a good conscience our only sure reward,

 with history the final judge of our deeds,
 let us go forth to lead the land we love,
 asking His blessing and His help,
 but knowing that here on earth
 God's work must truly be our own.

Must truly be our own
You & Me.