Saturday, March 18, 2006

What a difference a year makes...

St. Patrick's Day. I'm named after Kerry County in Ireland. But I'm not thinking of celebrating with Guiness this year, in fact I'm only thinking of one thing really today, and that's the green I was seeing on this day last year, when I first set foot in Iraq. And how I miss it.....



And how I miss more those that I shared it with. Here's the glass we raised last year guys, so my wish today, is all the luck of the Irish go to Iraq....

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Ahsan Sadeek

Cheers!!!!!!! Thinking of all the good times...past and to come.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Dude, where's my State?

I had to travel back from Boston to NH in late December and this has been bothering me ever since.

I grew up in New Hampshire. By grade one I learned all about General John Stark and our State Motto, which is "Live Free or Die". On my paternal side, my relatives helped settle the State in the late 1600's. I'm a Yankee girl for sure. And I used to be proud, proud that New Hampshire was proud...

But the sign that welcomes you to the New Hampshire coming from the south is not what it used to be. It used to be a big green sign saying "Welcome to New Hampshire" and underneath that: "Live Free or Die".

Now it says "Welcome to New Hampshire, a Great Place to Visit" or some such ridiculousness.

Dude, where's my State? Oh, right, it's become a suburb of Boston. That would be Massachusetts, where they elect Ted Kennedy and John Kerry....and ironically, whose State motto used to be: "Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem" translated to: "By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty."

The original colonies, it seems, have forgotten in large part how they got to be the States that they are...