“The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.”
— Thucydides

“A civilization that feels guilty for everything it is and does will lack the energy and conviction to defend itself.”
— Jean-François Revel

Happy Birthday, Old Friend.

Tuesday, July 4, 2006

This 4th of July weekend has found me busy working hard, but by the same token happily working away at something that I love dearly and am expending the time and effort on of my own free will. I wouldn't have it any other way. Today's a day for celebration though, and I'll be putting the work aside for a bit to enjoy some BBQ and fireworks.

As I penned in my journal a couple of years ago:

Give me all the risks
that go with being free.
I'll gladly take the lot
as the price of liberty.

Happy Birthday, Old Friend. And Thank You for the life I feel so fortunate to get to live.