Quote of the day...er...week...umm...hey, look, a quote!!

Tibi gratias agimus quod nihil fumas.

It says "...freedom of...", not "...freedom from...".

"It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness. People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we're compassionate we'll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint." - Penn Jillette







Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Moon, Moon

There was a lunar eclipse tonight. T and I stood outside and watched the eclipse - patchy cloud cover made a hide-and-seek, peek-a-boo event of it. Bird was with us, and we told him stories about the moon, legends, and history. We discussed the phases of the moon, and also how an eclipse happens with shadows and light, and why the moon shines at all. We talked about the men who had walked on the moon, the footprints still there, and how one day he may walk up there, too (the US is reviving the program and hopes to have people on the moon again around 2030 or so). I sang a moon song.

We really enjoyed it, and video taped the first half. The clouds are thick enough now that we can't watch the re-emergence, but it is also late and time for Bird to be in bed. Our cats are scampering around the house, wrestling each other. Even though they are indoor beasties, I think they know something's up.

I hope y'all have enjoyed the eclipse!

Eclipse photo by David E Jones of Atlanta and posted entirely without his permission but in hopes he'll forgive the lapse in courtesy.

1 comment:

foolery said...

I got home from practice at about 7:20PST and my husband and daughters were standing in the front yard watching the eclipse. We checked on it every 10-15 minutes until the clouds and the Sand Man won out.