I like the new art! Gotta keep things fresh!
I’m a third generation Boy Scout. Like my father and grandfather before me, I chose to stay the course and complete the requirements to become an Eagle Scout. Each Eagle must complete, as a part of the requirements for the rank, a project involving community service and leadership of others. While my own project isn’t really worthy of mention this Memorial Day, the project of Michael Foor, the older brother of a classmate of mine is relevant today.
Michael, who was the first Eagle Scout in our new troop, endeavored to visit the various cemeteries throughout Fountain County, Indiana and map the location of every veteran’s graves. Annually, each weekend before Memorial Day, our scout troop received a large shipment of American flags from the government and proceeded to place a flag 12 inches in front of each veteran’s graves throughout our county.
It remains one of the single most impressive Eagle Scout projects that I’ve come across. And it served to a young man like me as a poignant reminder of what many families have sacrificed – even then, half a lifetime ago, my thoughts were with them on Memorial Day.
I haven’t written much lately – been involved in a project at work that has been quite involved – but my current team has been bugging me to provide them with something to read on here… so inspired by Lex’s post, here’s something new:
Get a Kimber. Compromise somewhere else.
Completely unexpected to me, the new Powerbook arrived around 8:15am yesterday morning. Pretty impressive since I had ordered it on Thursday, it was in China on Saturday, and made it to my doorstep on Tuesday.
I’m not complaining, mind you, just impressed.
So here’s some pictures of the unpacking & process:
I used Apple’s transfer process to move over all of my applications and settings from my 3 year old Powerbook over to the new one. Took about two hours in total and I was up and running. Nothing needed to be reinstalled from scratch.
So far, very very happy with the new machine. Really enjoying the fact that the screen isn’t wobbly like my old broken one was.. the lighted keyboard rocks as well.
More to come….
Chap recently reminded me through one of his posts about this man:
A very long time ago, I described him as quite possibly the bravest man that I had ever seen.
I just hope that if the time ever came, that I would have the courage to do as he did.