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Month: July 2017

The Wonderful Randomness of India

A couple of years ago I went to snap a photo of my friends and traveling companions in India. As I took the picture the man on the left photo-bombed us. Then, after the pic he wandered away. In India you never know what adventure awaits you!

Until the Cows Come Home

When walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain, you meet plenty of cows. You need to watch your step.

The cows meet plenty of pilgrims, but don’t seem to have much to say.

You’re never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

CS Lewis

Laundry Day

Laundry hanging out to dry from windows in Spain

Abraham Lincoln on Freedom

I’m reposting this, my favorite speech, because it’s good to read these thoughts when we’re thinking about the independence we all value and the nation we so appreciate. Lincoln’s Gettysburg address…

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.

It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln
November 19, 1863

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