Mr. Churchill


“We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.”

Such are the now famous words of Winston Churchill spoken on June 4, 1940 in a speech to the House of Commons.

 

Winston Churchill

Over the past two years (more…)

A Week of Transportation


On a rather lengthy drive to the lake this week my wife and I entered into a riveting conversation about transportation. Oddly romantic I know. This quickly morphed into a discussion of what transportation you would utilize each day of the week assuming you had the unlimited resources, which surprisingly we happen to possess (the Honda is due to our conservative nature). My week is as follows:

Monday: Maserati Gran Turismo S – To the extent I am struggling with motivation to get up and go on Monday morning, while highly unlikely, I believe this would provide it.

Tuesday: (more…)

Celebrating Hope. Fighting for CURE!


This is a guest post from my wonderful wife. Powerful. If this does not move you, you might check your pulse for signs of life.

This past Tuesday was my first day back to work after a three month maternity leave.  In case you don’t know what I do, I am a nurse at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Service at CHOA.  This means that I work with many sweet children and families whose lives are affected daily by cancer.  Upon returning to work (more…)

Why P90x Works for Me


And there I was, sitting on the couch in all my Saturday morning glory circa 2008 with remote in hand. Click, click, click. I land on FSN which happened to be running a P90x infomercial. Fitness infomercials hold a special place in my heart given the joy provided when absurd claims are made by a fitness model,  clearly spends 4 hours a day at the gym, about the results he obtained from a contraption that looks more like a white elephant gift (examples include the Shake Weight and the electric Ab Belt) than a piece of fitness equipment.  As such, I smiled, reached for another Doritos (there were no Cheerios left and my wife was out of town so (more…)

A Guide to College Football in the South (if you did not go to a big football school)


“College football in the South is huge.” Herein lies one of the larger understatements of the 21st century. It’s fans demonstrate their fervor in ways that may seem alarming to the outsider. The following are but a few examples:

While 99.9% of the Southern populous (more…)