Published on January 11 2008

I love that attitude. A good match for the man's altitude. Edmund Hillary, first atop Everest, dies
Hillarys life was marked by grand achievements, high adventure, discovery, excitement — and by his personal humility. Humble to the point that he only admitted being the first man atop Everest long after the death of climbing companion Tenzing Norgay. He had pride in his feats. Returning to base camp as the man who took the first step onto the top of the worlds highest peak, he declared: "We knocked the bastard off."

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Published on January 7 2008

"Next class" has begun.
This course addresses the inseparable connection between warfighting and society. It examines societal advances that have significantly influenced the military strategy and tactics as well as political, economic, and technological changes during wartime.
I'm already drooling (and horrified by) over the *extensive* reading list. This professor also has quite the website set up for our use-- I think this is really going to be a course to dig into! :-D I also think one of the projects is going to be worth some work.
By the start of week five, students will make a comprehensive submission of an original memorial along the lines of those at the Sites of Memory webpage (http://sites-of-memory.de). Students will choose a memorial not yet available at the Sites of Memory webpage from near where they live, photograph it, and analyze it in class based on the instructor's essay on "Deconstructing Historical Markers" http://sites-of-memory.de/main/deconstruction.html) and other readings recommended by the instructor as appropriate.
I think a roadtrip to the High Ground might be in order, but that's only first kneejerk reaction. I also have another idea, but I'm not sure yet if it would meet the requirements. More on the way.

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Published on January 6 2008

Well....on the tube, anyway. I won't actually be at Lambeau, hehehehe. But I also won't be working during the game!! Packers.com » News » Stories » January 5, 2008: Packers To Play Seattle On Jan. 12
With their win over the Washington Redskins on Saturday, the Seattle Seahawks earned a trip to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional playoffs on Saturday, Jan. 12. Kickoff is slated for 3:30 p.m. CT. The other NFC Divisional game will be the following day, Jan. 13, in Dallas, also at 3:30 p.m. CT. The winner of Sundays New York Giants-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game will take on the Cowboys.

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Published on January 2 2008

Mad will be happy to know that Winter has finally arrived in south Georgia. The low tonight is 18 degrees. That's RAW 18 degrees without wind chill calculated in. Now for those of you not familiar with what 18 degrees does to the southern states, by comparison it would be like -20F to Wisconsin. In other words it might as well be zero degrees on the Kelvin scale because all activity as we know it here in the south will cease. All we need now is snow! Boy that would really liven things up around here!  Overnight: Clear, with a low around 18. North northwest wind around 5 mph. Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 46. Wind chill values as low as 13 early. North northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.

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Published on January 1 2008

...what we do for entertainment on cold winter days in da frozen Nort. Yeah. We go swimming. All in good fun, and a great fundraiser for various charities around the area. But these people are nuts. (P.S. These were taken with the new Nikon, so please excuse the nasty case of the blurries. This autofocus stuff is sooo 21st century to me, although I'm quickly becoming addicted. Automatic ISO shift, anyone?? :-)) )

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