Saturday, March 29, 2008


"Society is an open-ended partnership between generations. The dead and the unborn are as much members of society as the living. To dishonor the dead is to reject the relation on which society is built - a relation of obligation between generations. Those who have lost respect for the dead have ceased to be trustees of their inheritance. Inevitably, therefore, they lose the sense of obligation to future generations. The web of obligation shrinks to the present tense."
- Edmund Burke

Of course we should not always emulate those who have gone before us. Rather we need to understand them as best we can and learn from their experiences. We also have an obligation to those who follow us that they be able to honor us when we are gone and not be ashamed of what we did in our short space in time.

Americans in general have forgotten what those before us did and we have no thought for those who are to come after. We live for the day by a set of ethics and standards that have no root or stability.

Saturday, March 01, 2008


Well, with the race for the GOP nomination all but decided it is down to the Democrat race to keep things interesting. Only problem is that it is just about as interesting as the NBA regular season. With that in mind we turn to the fact that Spring is crouching to spring.

All the Major League Baseball teams are in camp and the Spring Training games have begun. We are only 24 days from the start of the regular season. So far it is looking like the Rangers did well in obtaining Josh Hamilton from the Reds. Hitting Coach Rudy Jaramillo says that Hamilton has more power that Juan Gonzalez did. Quite the compliment. We'll have to see if Josh can make contact enough to make that power count.

Here in Kansas the temperatures have been fairly nice the past few days. This prompts young boys to ask if they can go outside and play ball. With the mud still not dry this proposal has not been a big hit with most mothers.