Friday, December 30, 2005

US secret war plan to invade Canada

Canadian Mounties

The US cunningly declassified he invasion plan in 1974 to lull the perfidious Canucks into a false sense of security. The Washington Post knows better: "'s only a matter of time before we bring these Molson-swigging, maple-mongering Zamboni drivers to their knees!"

One day left in 2005

In April I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. Christine went to the ER on July 4 and was hospitalized twice, for pneumonia, shingles, and pleurisy. On September 22 my dad was found on the floor of his home in Texas by a kind neighbor. My dad had a broken neck and pneumonia. He was taken off life support on October 30 and died within the hour.

During my dad's hospitalization, my mother-in-law had a stroke. Thankfully she is recovering.

On the good side, I was very happy to get back in touch with my father's side of the family. My family and my dad's neighbors helped me a great deal.

The Cassini mission to Saturn is going great, as predicted by The Onion.

I am trying to overcome my packrat tendencies. Going through the junk in my dad's house with my cousin and her husband was a good reality check.

I'm trying to learn to breathe.

Christine, Joey, and I are looking forward to a sabbatical in London April-December 2006.

I wish you all a Happy New Year.