Dillanos Coffee

I have been following Dillanos Coffee CEO David Morris's Twitter feed for some time now and I am a big fan of his business philosophy and his perspective on life. His company has several blogs (here is his) and I am going to be adding them to the sidebar tonight so I can keep track of what they are up to.

I like this quote that he posted a few days ago:

What a profound short little paragraph that says it all!!!

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
~~~~~ Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931 - 2005 ~~~~~



Awesome Office Prank

This would definitely teach you to lock your office when you go on vacation....they even tinfoiled the plant! Click the images to bigginize them.

I should mention that this was done by some co-workers to their manager's office...he will be back in on Monday...



New Favorite

Found another great site via Commander Zero and his Notes From the Bunker site - Total Survivalist Libertarian Rantfest. Lots of great discussion over there about the kinds of things I like to think about! Glock v. 1911, home defense, getting the spouse involved, etc. etc.


Eagle Cam

Have you been checking in with the Sutton Center Bald Eagle Cam? I check it almost every day and was able to grab a great image of one of the adults dropping in to the nest and giving the baby some kind of an afternoon treat. The baby is not much of a baby anymore - not sure how long it will be before the eaglet takes wing, but it can't be much longer.


Memorial Day 2009

Heading up town in a little bit to pay my respects at the state capital. I will take some pics and post them later today.

Beautiful day here and it has been a beautiful and wonderful weekend. Weekend started off with a trip to Cabela's, and continued with a great hike, a trip to the ocean, a wonderful time at a local park, the Farmer's Market, batting cages, some grown-up time with my gal, a couple of satisfying trips to the gym, several great cups of coffee and touching bases with a couple of old friends.

None of that would be possible if it wasn't for the ultimate sacrifice that our men and women of the armed forces have made for us. Thank You.


B and I went up to the capitol to pay our respects at the various memorials and monuments. There was a large crowd there at the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial and we listened to several speakers and a Huey performed a couple of flyovers. Lots of vets there from Vietnam and many from Desert Storm and probably 400 - 500 motorcycles.

It was a gorgeous day outside, a perfect day for remembering and for honoring those that gave it all.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend.