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               Tuesday, November 12 2002 

Jon Kennedy, webmaster Who's got an item?

The plight of the daily newspaper columnist or Internet blogger, like your's truly, is having something to say every day. More precisely in my case, four days a week. Today's not one of those days.

Sometimes I look in the previous week's entries for discussion springboards, loose ends to tie up. There are more subtopics in last week's skimming of "Don't ask, don't tell," and "Don't go there" that could be explored, but I'm not sure anyone wants to continue the topic, at least so soon, so I'm deferring that. I received no response on either of those Jonal entries, though most days bring no responses.

Monday's hottest topic from a mass media perspective, in your weblogger's opinion, was Bill Moyer's rant about the imminent danger he sees in the success of those who want to bring some Christian perspective to the American public forum. His PBS "Commentary" was stomach-turning on initial reading. But, after metaphoically "throwing the paper down in disgust," I screwed up my courage and I have addressed it sufficiently in the Xnmp NewsComment, so won't rehash it here.

Does anybody want to propose a topic for the rest of the week?

—Webmaster Jon Kennedy

Better than some

A golfer set up his ball on the first tee, took a mighty swing and hit his ball into a clump of trees. He found his ball and saw an opening between two trees he thought he could hit through. Taking out his 3 wood, he took another mighty swing, the ball hit a tree, bounced back, hit him in the forehead and killed him. As he approached the gates of Heaven, St. Peter saw him coming and commented, "Not too good a golfer?" The man replied, "Got here in two, didn't I?"

—Sent by Mike Harrison

Thought for today

In belated observance of Veterans' Day yesterday and the bleak prospect today's military members are facing, this free verse is worth thinking about.

America's Veterans

They were that which others did not want to be...
They went where others feared to go,
and did what others failed to do.

They asked nothing from those who gave nothing,
and reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal loneliness >
should they fail.

They have seen the face of terror;
felt the stinging cold of fear;
and enjoyed the sweet taste of a moment's love.

They have cried, pained, and hoped
but most of all,
They have lived in times others would say were best forgotten.

But we are able to say that
These men were proud of what they were.
They were Veterans.

—Sent by Mary Ann Losiewcz

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