It's ugly, it's pitiful, it's typical. A disgusting display. Well, here we are again. The Lions prove that they are not capable of overcoming the loser mentality that permeates the organization. This loser mentality goes all the way from the lowest janitor, through the players, and all the way to the top. Matt Millen is a disaster, Steve Marriuci, a brilliant coach for the 49er's, is falling under the spell of mediocrity that permeates every fiber of the team. William Clay Ford Jr., why are you allowing this? When will Millen and every player who doesn't pull his weight be ejected from this team. Again, a national disgrace. I yearn for the Red Wings to open their season.
The Lions have defeated the Packers 17-3 yesterday at Ford Field. We are now #1 in our division, because the Vikings, Bears, and of course, the Packers all went down in defeat yesterday. Hey, let's enjoy it while it lasts. Think positive DUDE!
Again, it falls to Uncle Sam's Can-do Group to succeed where others have fallen short. Vice Admiral Thad Allen was tapped to head the entire federal response to the Katrina relief. VADM Allen's Bio can be Read here. Take care of business, sir. Let the other fellow (who's name will NOT be said here) go back to riding Arabian horses, because it's time for somebody to be in charge who can get-r-done. I salute you sir!
I think the choice of Poseidon, the sea god of Greek Mythology was a subconscious pick for a subject, considering recent events. I hope no one thinks that I am insensitive in posting this now. I have always been fascinated by the way the ancient Greeks embodied the terrible forces of nature and their power into gods. Like the people of New Orleans, the Athenians earned their living from the sea. The story goes that Poseidon and Athena gave gifts to the Athenians to woo the city. Poseidon gave the city its great harbor and maritime prowess, but they were finally won over by Athens gift of the very first olive tree, which the ancients used as their butter, soap, lamp and cooking oil, and a staple of their diet. This was a rich prize indeed.Could it be this spurning of the Sea God that caused their colonial fleet to meet its tragic end hundreds of years later off the coast of Sicily, which doomed them to defeat in their war with the Spartans? Only the ancient gods of Olympus know for sure. The Greeks feared the unknown dangers of the sea and held a healthy respect for its dangers. In our modern arrogance, have we forgotton this? Just when you think you know everything, you fall on your ass and that proves how wrong you are. I did this drawing tonight with none of these things in mind, the technique is pencil on bristol board, inked over with a number 2 brush with India ink. As I look at my handiwork though I wonder...
These are just some of the many countries that are donating aid to Katrina Relief. I just want to say thank you to each and every one of your citizens for helping America in our time of greatest need. Please note, this is just a partial list and I will update it if I am provided any new names. Austria Australia Belgium Canada China Cuba Denmark Egypt Estonia France Finland Germany Great Britain Greece India Iran Israel Japan Korea (North and South) Luxembourg Netherlands Qatar Saudi Arabia Switzerland
I'm 49 and married with children (look out Al Bundy)went to college and got a degree, have been fixing electromechanical computer controlled machines for over 25 years (currently in healthcare).To do my job I travel the midwest (OH, MI,NY,PA,MN,WI,) south (NC,SC,TN,LA), and west (AZ,CO,WY,ND). In the 80's lived in NYC while in the US Coast Guard, traveled thru Europe, got married. I had kids in the 90's and went back to school until I got my degree in 2000. Last 9 years things have really come together for me professionally. I have lots of good things in my life, but lingering regrets over paths not taken.Seem to be kind of like a shark, if I quit swimming, I stop breathing. There's always something out there... and I can't stop looking until I find IT (whatever IT is).