Election Day

Some words of wisdom from across the pond.

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”

“Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those others that have been tried.”

— Winston Churchill

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A Mothers Day Miracle

We took Ginger out Saturday to Skillin’s, the 133 year old family-owned nursery, loaded up the car and gardened all day.

But the highlight of the weekend was on Sunday when we were out for a drive and stopped in to see our new CSA farm in Wiscassett , Buckwheat Blossom Farm.  The first thing we noticed was that 4 chickens had gotten out beyond the fence and and were wandering around the other side of the street (talk about “free-range” chickens).  We pulled up beside them and told the boys “look at the chickens.”

Chandler stood up, leaned out the window and said:

Hewwo Chickens. How are you? My name is Chanwer. These are my friends, Webster, Mommy and Daddy.

Four sentences!  It was Chandler’s first single utterance of more than 10 words, and it’s also his first ever paragraph.

Mama couldn’t be prouder.   A true Mothers Day miracle.

Campaign for Burma – Please Help!

The death toll from the cyclone that hit Burma keeps rising. Some estimates say it could reach 10,000 to 15,000. But that number though staggering pales in comparison to the deaths and suffering inflicted by the military upon it’s own people. The people of Burma need our help. You can help.

Go to uscampaignforburma.org for more information.

For a harrowing look at what’s really going on inside Burma you have to watch this documentary from the BBC. Warning it is graphic and disturbing.

I’ve found that the BBC gives provides a greater depth of reporting on Burma than our US media outlets. For more on what’s really going on inside Burma:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/default.stm

http://www.hillerphoto.com/burma/index.htm

http://www.freeburmarangers.org/Resources/Links/

http://www.prayforburma.org/