Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/24/11

One of the last photographs of Abraham Lincoln.

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Life is like a field of newly fallen snow.  Where I choose to walk, every step will show.”   —   Denis Waitley

(Friend of yours, ralis?  Nice iambic pentameter.  I’m guessing that’s why he threw the word “choose” in there.  Unless he’s one of these people who’s completely sold on the assuredness of free will.  It’s certainly a lovely concept.  You just have to be a little naive to take it as an absolute.)   —   YUR

PS.  Here’s another movie recommendation for you guys.  The Conspirator, directed by Robert Redford.  It’s an historical piece about the military tribunal following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.  The story centers mainly on the lone woman charged as a conspirator, Mary Surratt (Robin Wright).  It’s a little on the dry side, but it’s well written and acted.  Watching it, I was struck by the strong similarities of the prevailing attitudes of Post-9/11 America.  In the movie the wound is still very raw at the time of this so-called trial.  But, it’s reassuring to know that the country did get back to observing the rule of law.  Unfortunately, we are a little slower getting back to valuing this cornerstone of our great nation.  But, a lot of this is by design.  This so-called War on Terrorism just continues to give some people the “authority” to do things as they see fit.  It’s up to us, as American citizens, to demand those rights granted to us by the United States Constitution.  Anyway, it’s rated PG-13, and it’s just a tad over 2 hours (122 minutes).   —   YUR

2 Responses to “Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/24/11”

  1. 1 ralis95 August 24, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Waitley was associated with the Apollo program Astronauts. My wife had more to do with Apollo, while I followed later on the Shuttle program. We both met many of the Shuttle Astronauts and she had her picture taken with a lot of different ones.

  2. 2 unclerave August 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Attaboy, Ralis! (and Mrs. Ralis!)

    — YUR

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