Sunday, April 25, 2010

Quote for the Week

It is not the critic who counts; Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; Who strives valiantly; Who errs, and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; But who does actually strive to do the deeds; Who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; Who spends himself in a worthy cause; Who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worse, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Quote for the Week

As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air — however slight — lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.

Justice William O. Douglas

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Quote for the Week

A function of free speech under our system of government is to invite dispute. It may indeed best serve its high purposes when it induces a condition of unrest, creates dissatisfaction with conditions as they are, or even stirs people to anger. Speech is often provocative and challenging. It may strike at prejudices and preconceptions and have profound unsettling effects as it presses for acceptance of an idea.

United States Supreme Court, Terminiello v. Chicago, 337 U.S. 1 (1949)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Drained

Sorry about the light posting.  The transition from church lawyer to private practice has been more stressful and busier than I had imagined.  I'll figure out a way to recharge.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Quote for the Week

I am more afraid of an army of one hundred sheep led by a lion than an army of one hundred lions led by a sheep. ~Charles Maurice, Prince de Talleyrand-PĂ©rigord

Friday, April 2, 2010

Little Shooter

My youngest daughter has a birthday coming up this month.  She told me she knows what she wants and is pretty adamant about it.  She wants a small .22LR revolver. I've constantly had safety talks with both of my daughters, and they have both expressed interest in going to the range with me, so I think they're ready. 

I looked around for a single action revolver that would be appropriate for her.  I'm thinking of a Rough Rider.  I like the Ruger Single Six or the Bearcat, but those are a bit more than I'm able to spend for her gift.

Any ideas?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I mean, really?!

Pirates attack Navy Ship

The pirate who planned that must be an incredible genius.

I must say I'm encouraged by the more assertive response the pirates seem to be getting.  Evil does not go away by itself.