Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Senator Kennedy

Our country lost a giant today in the passing of Senator Kennedy. Whatever your political views, you can not discard his long service to our country. Senator Kennedy served in the Senate for 47 years, the second longest serving Senator in our countrys' history.

Senator Kennedy came from a different world of politics than what we have today. Those who served in the political arena during his time, fought their political battles but yet respected one another as individuals. One of Senator Kennedy's greatest friends in the United States Senate was Senator Orrin Hatch, a Republican. He was willing to reach across the aisle and do what was best for our country, not what was best for them politically.

Mahy each of us take time today to remember him and thank God for his long public service to our country. Remember Senator Kennedy by trying to do a good work towards your fellow man. A truly remarkable man has passed from our presence.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Good Friend Leaves

Well it has been a long time since I have posted something on my blog. Guess it is time, I get on the "stick". I had a good friend recently move back to Canada. I was sorry to see him leave and I think he was sorry to have to move.

He was one of our new Masons in my lodge. He was raised a couple years ago. A very engaging and knowledgeable young man. He was a casualty of the Maytag mess and then it hit him again when he lost his job at Principal along with a couple hundred other people.

Mike and I could set and have some really intellectual talks. Unfortunately I don't have a lot of brothers in my lodge that I consider "intellectuals", so it was a pleasure to sit and visit with him over coffee or a beer.

He tried to find a job here, but unfortunately nothing materialized so he was forced to accept a position back in Canada. I know it was a great opportunity for him and he will do great...his job background was an "enterprise architect"...does that tell you anything about his abilities?

I hope we will get to see each other again sometime down the road, but at least we can keep in touch electronically.