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Friday, March 14, 2008

He Would Have Been One Year Older - Today

He would have been 74 today.

João Jacinto Borges Pimentel
who, during his passage
on this earth,
worked from an early age
first on his father's land
as an agriculturer,
then as he turned 25
he chose to go off on his own
and build his own life
where, rumor was,
life was to be more abundant:
North America.

From that point on,
he married, had a son,
worked regularly,
maintained a strict
and disciplined order
in his affairs,
remarquably never
indebting himself
and never struggling
in any way,
often laughing in the face
of those who thought
he was in the slightest
form of financial trouble.

Only bad luck
in the form of health problems
would complicate his life
- a life that could have easily
should have normally
reached 75 years,
80 years, 90 years...

Today, he would have been 74.

Instead, he has become ageless now
he is, effectively, timeless
since March of 2006 -
when he ascended
up to the Heavens Above.

In his living years,
he wasn't all that keen
on celebrating his birthday...

I take after him in that regard too.

Today, though,
I still have to say...

Happy Birthday, Dad



Sunday, March 09, 2008

LHL - Luminous History Lesson (a million times better than the NHL)

This confirms to me
that I made the right decision
by choosing not to become
a history teacher!
Who needs one more of those,
who needs any of them,
when the essential can be so effectively learned
through videos like this one?

I just hope all the food seen "in action" in there
WASN'T wasted during the filming of this production!

Many hungry, empty stomaches
could have been filled with all that...

just as many millions
upon millions
of the needy and hungry
throughout the world
could have been fed, clothed,
with all the money wasted
on war budgets...

The folly of man reaches a sublime level.


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