Thursday, March 24, 2011
What a day. My entire life changed today. I will be weeks processing what happened to me today. Sadly to protect others from hurt I cannot go into details. Suffice it to say that something I have dearly wished for, in fact something I have almost given up even hoping for happened today. Not only did it happen, but in my wildest fantasies It did not go as well as it went today. A weight that I have carried for decades is gone. A pain I thought would never ease has utterly vanished. Something I have been losing sleep over for decades is gone. Ironically I still cannot sleep from the joy and excitement. A dozen shots of Jameson's has not even put a dent in the adrenaline surging through me. S, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your compassion and understanding awes me. Now to make my immediate family understand what has gone down today. they know part of it, but I suspect they do not know how profoundly my life changed today. "That's nice," doesn't begin to cover it. I'm 10 years younger and 100 pound lighter than I was when I got home from work Tuesday night.
Friday, February 11, 2011
What a day in Egypt today. The Muslim world will never be the same. A demonstration of the power of the people, especially the young people was clearly demonstrated. For 18 days the people of Egypt took to the streets and said they had more than enough of the 30 year reign of dictator Mubarak . When the police attacked them, they stood firm. When thugs from the secret police attacked them, they stood firm. When Mubarak refused to leave the military did its true duty to the people of its nation and told him if he did not resign and leave, the military leadership would en mass take off their uniforms and stand with the people. I commend the people of Egypt for their strength, bravery, and resolve. I also commend the Egyptian Military for recognizing its true duty was to the people of its nation. Now if they go through with their promise to hold free and fair elections and set up a democratic government, they will join the heroes of all time. What will make this even more interesting is after Tunisia, and now Egypt, what will happen in so many other Arab nations where more dried up greedy old men hold power by force. We can only hope.