Posts Tagged ‘happy birthday’
(picture courtesy of Dr. Fred Vidal)
[This is a modified post from 2010]
Today Ronald Reagan would have turned 101. If there was ever a time we needed another Reagan, it is now.
Reagan embodied a concept of America very different than our current President. In his final address to the nation from the Oval office he spoke of the success of America as an example of freedom.
“I’ve spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don’t know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it.But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That’s how I saw it, and see it still.”
Happy birthday President Reagan. We miss you, we need you.
Ninety-one years ago today, Woodrow Wilson signed legislation designating the Grand Canyon as a national park.
I have been to the Grand Canyon many times, and each time the experience is a little different. Yes, I’ve had the Clark Griswold experience of taking five seconds to look at the view and then tell the kids, “Wow, isn’t that cool? Now let’s go get lunch.”
But I’ve also had the experiences of the solitude of taking in the awesome beauty and the totality of the size and grandeur of one of the true wonders of the world.
Happy Birthday Grand Canyon.
Just for kicks, here is the clip from the 1983 film Vacation.
Exactly one year ago today I wrote my first blog entry for NobleThinking.com writing:
I do a lot of thinking. Probably because I have a fair amount of time alone – mostly in my car, driving to various meetings or appointments. I might have the radio on, but I’m always thinking about something.
So, I’ll continue to do some thinking, but I’ll open some of my thinking to the world… Noble Thinking… it kinda has a ring to it…
Since then I have written 462 posts, not kept up with “Thought of the Day” in a way that would justify the title and obviously not done much “Deep Thinking.” Readers have posted more than 1,100 comments.
I have had fun. I’ve vented, passed on really funny stuff, created a little controversy a few times, made fun of myself and concluded that I like it and I’m going to keep doing it.
Maybe I’ll convince my wife to read it.