Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Gift (Part II)

He said to them, “Do not be terrified. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here. Behold the place where they laid him.”

Mark 16:6

Happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

19 April

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.

The foe long since in silence slept;
Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set to-day a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

Spirit, that made those spirits dare,
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee.

-R.W. Emerson

Monday, April 11, 2011

April 12, 1861...

...marks the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the start of the bloodiest war in American history.

At 0430 in the morning of April 12, 1861, Ft. Sumter in South Carolina saw the first artillery fire in the
War Between the States,
Civil War,
War of Succession,
War for Southern Independence,
War of the Rebellion, or
War of Northern Aggression.

The name will vary depending on where you live, or your political proclivity.

The 1858 Napoleon will be wheeled out & fired tomorrow to commemorate the occasion.

For those who can't attend the ceremony:

Friday, April 1, 2011

I'm So Lazy...

I'm just linking to Borepatch's post, here.

Have a good April first.