September 19, 2010

Irrelevant that the tiger has leapt,

Irrelevant that the tiger has leapt, is even now at midpoint in an arc that will certainly end in your destruction. So it is for all the ten thousand created things. Of relevance only is the curious fact that at this present instant you are alive."

Attributed to master Lao-tsu, by John Burdett

The Failure of the Veterans' Administration.

No nation has ever adequately cared for its troops after a war.
America is no different, and there's no reason we should be.
If we gladly send our children to kill their children, and proudly
see them die or be maimed in doing so, why should we care
what happens to them when they come home?

War costs nothing that we value. Why not have two?