FDR Memorial

Jan 24, 2003

One thing that I really enjoyed in DC was the impressive Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. It wasn’t there when I last went to DC back in grade school as it opened in 1997. I probably should have payed more attention back in my Social Studies classes because I didn’t realize how many great quotes were made by FDR. Throughout the memorial, there are inscriptions on walls of some of his statements. Here are some of the ones I like the most:

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

“I never forget that I live in a house owned by all the American people and that I have been given their trust.”

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

“No country, however rich, can afford the waste of its human resources. Demoralization, caused by vast unemployment, is our greatest extravagance. Morally, it is the greatest menace to our social order.”

“I have seen war. I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blood running from the wounded . . . I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed . . . I have seen children starving. I have seen the agony of mothers and wives. I hate war.”

“I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a New Deal for the American People”

It seems like some of FDR’s quotes could be used again here in the 21st century.

GO JETS!

Jan 12, 2003

After taking the Colts behind the shed last week(41-0), my beloved Jets play the Raiders in a huge playoff game today. One article on ESPN.com called the Jets vs Raiders matchup “The real Super Bowl.” It said “According to the numbers, Sunday’s AFC Divisional playoff features the two best teams in the league.” As a long suffering Jets fan, this seems like one of their best chances to get to the promised land. GO JETS! Listen to the J–E–T–S chant!

Snow Report

Jan 6, 2003

The snow report from Mt. Sunapee over the weekend:

Snow Received Past 24 Hours: 18-24″
Snow Received 48 Hours Ago: ”
Snow Received 72 Hours Ago: 8-9″
Base Depth: 40-102″
Primary Surface: Powder
Secondary Surface: Packed Powder
Forecast: You should be here…all of that fresh powder…more last night…today is going to be great!

The bombardment of snow we’ve been getting is making the moutains of the East seem like the mountains out West. What a difference from winter 2001-2002. It’s going to be a most excellent snowboard/ski season in the East.

Marine One

Jan 2, 2003

Here is the picture I took of Marine One flying by the Washington Monument while in DC. Click on the picture to see a larger version. I’ll be posting more DC pictures soon.

Marine One picture

Oh No, Snow

Jan 1, 2003

Florida Pictures

I’m back from Florida and after scrunching sand between my toes for a week it is agonizing to come back and trudge through the snow. Well at least I’ll be snowboarding soon. Except for the day I arrived there, it was sunny 100% of the time and it made for some pretty good pictures. I’m going to look at them to ease the pain the snow is causing me and you can too.

View Florida pictures