Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Saturday, December 01, 2012


Violet wakes Sadie up in the morning sometimes, and Sadie doesn't like it. She is currently listening to Jewel's rendition of Brahm's lullaby.

So, last night I went to Ann Arbor's Kerry Town to experience "Kindlefest" with two friends. Kindlefest is an annual night time winter market event where vendors from around the area sell their wares. It is a German tradition, and there was Gluhwein, hot wine, Leuben cookies, and fairy doors. It was a very enjoyable evening.

Kim is leaving for her conference this morning. I am going to miss her dearly. Luckily we have Skype. Sadie is not taking it so well. Violet will probably have a worse time when she realizes that mom has left. Poor Sadie has been gifted at an early age with insight. This causes problems for a person with not a great deal of sovereignty over her own life. So, suffice it to say, Sadie has had a bad couple of weeks leading up to the trip.

In a couple of hours, I will drive my lady to the airport, and then drive directly to work. Kim's mother will watch the children. This evening will not be one of my favorites.

Any way, I hope all of you are doing well.

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