local charity, and my brother is a celebrity
my brother, who was just home on leave, made the local fishwrapper because he stopped to visit some folks that sent him some stuff to say thanks.

the article is interesting to me because, well, it's my brother, but it's also important to note that when people do stuff like this it is appreciated. alot of times, all you see on the news is jerkoff protestors and such, it is great to get a box from some people that have never met you, and care about you anyway.

while i was there, i got a box from my girlfriend's church's youth group. i had never met any of those folks, but they sent me some junk food and one of the best things i ever got in a package: a duncan butterfly yo-yo. they also included some notes from some of the kids.

so as a general thanks, anybody that is in a group like soar, or a church group that sends stuff, or whatever, it is important, and it is very much appreciated.


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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