May 31st, 2010

USA flag

Memorial Day

To all our military veterans on this Memorial Day:

Thank you.




"It is the
VETERAN,
not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.


It is
the VETERAN,
not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.



It is
the VETERAN,
not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote."
Ozma Read

Writer's Block: Light reading

Some books are inspirational. Others are intellectually stimulating or emotionally comforting. Then there are those juicy, mindless reads that are only good for a plane ride or the beach. Which books or authors fall under this last category?


I absolutely love the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich: They're laugh-out-loud funny, action packed, and have great characters, and as a result I'll read anything by her. However, I don't expect to reach the end of one as a Changed Person.