Here it is, calvin and Hobbes snowmen cartoons!
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Sunday, October 23, 2005
Friday, October 21, 2005
Thursday, October 20, 2005
On Oct. 6, 81-year-old Doan Ngoc Tram, Dr. Tram's mother, entered a room in the Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech and fell to her knees and sobbed at the sight of her daughter’s diaries, which sat elegantly at a table beside a picture of a smiling Dang Thuy Tram. She clutched her daughter’s diaries to her chest and wept as her daughters held her. It was the closest she had come to hugging her daughter in almost 40 years.
“I thought it was her, I wanted to hold her but I couldn’t,” she said through an interpreter.
Dang Thuy Tram’s diaries have captured the hearts of an international audience and became a bestselling book. Almost 350,000 copies have been sold since being published.
"It is a very holy story," Dang Thuy Tram's sister, Dang Hien Tram, said
while holding back tears. "This is my sister's spirit, my sister's soul."
The story of how Tram’s diaries found their way to the Vietnam Center at Texas Tech began on a battlefield in 1970.
The diaries were first discovered by Fred Whitehurst, an American G.I, whose job it was to comb battlefields in search of documents that might be of value to military intelligence.
His Vietnamese translator advised Whitehurst that Tram’s memoirs were very special, and that they should not be destroyed alongside piles of other documents that had been deemed of no value to military intelligence.
Whitehurst spent the next 35 years trying to locate members of Tram’s family. Last March, Whitehurst turned Tram’s writing’s over to the Vietnam Center at Texas Tech. Officials there located Tram’s family within a few months, and extended to them an invitation to see the diaries in person.
Tram’s diaries offer a rare and dramatic look into the life of a young woman serving her country.
In an entry dated 1968, she writes:
“My dear parents, the daughter that you have loved since she was small has not stopped living, but has a very practical life with many aspects: love, hatred, faith, and sadness. It's a life filled with blood, tears, sweat, and also victory despite the thousands and thousands of hardships. Do you believe that I can get through this?"
“ Please come to me and hold my hand when I am so lonely, love me and give me strength to travel all the hard sections of the road ahead," she writes in her last entry, dated days before her death.
Tram’s mother says it was a habit of every member of her family to keep personal diaries.
“When we opened the box the diaries were in we recognized Dr. Tram’s handwriting right away,” she said. “We knew the diaries existed, but we didn’t know where. We couldn’t have imagined we would have gotten them back after all this time. We thought they were gone forever.”
Inviting the family to Texas Tech to hold and view the diaries is a symbol of goodwill between the United States and Vietnam, said James Reckner, director of the Vietnam Center. It also serves to heal some of the wounds suffered by those after the war.
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
"Michelle Duggar just delivered her 16th child, and she's already thinking about doing it again.
Johannah Faith Duggar was born at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and weighed 7 pounds, 6.5 ounces.
The baby's father, Jim Bob Duggar, a former state representative, said Wednesday that mother and child were doing well.
He said Johannah's birth was especially exciting because it was the first time in eight years the family has had a girl.
Jim Bob Duggar, 40, said he and Michelle, 39, want more children.
"We both just love children and we consider each a blessing from the Lord. I have asked Michelle if she wants more and she said yes, if the Lord wants to give us some she will accept them," he said.
The Discovery Health Channel filmed Johannah's birth and plans to air a show about the family of 18 next May.
The Learning Channel is doing another show about the family's construction project, a 7,000-square foot house that should be finished before Christmas. The home, which the family has been building for two years, will have nine bathrooms, dormitory-style bedrooms for the girls and boys, a commercial kitchen, four washing machines and four dryers.
Jim Bob Duggar, who sells real estate, previously lost his bid for the U.S. Senate. He said he expects to run for the state Senate next year but isn't ready to make a formal announcement."
There is a link between pregnancy and obsessive compulsive disorder - pregnancy may trigger this disorder. What about a link between this order and the desire to become pregnant?
Monday, October 10, 2005
Here is a link to Joliet Jake's excuse about why he didn't show up for his wedding. And here is the famous "we're wearing sunglasses" line.
Friday, October 07, 2005
A second report details the movement of dozens of salmon sharks from summer waters near Alaska to warmer winter quarters off Hawaii and Baja California.
"Sharks have home ranges that are at the scale of ocean basins," said researcher Barbara A. Block of Stanford University. She added that conservation management of sharks such as the white shark and salmon shark will require international cooperation.
Tracking a shark from Africa to Australia "is one of the most significant discoveries about white shark ecology and suggests we might have to rewrite the life history of this powerful fish," said Ramon Bonfil, lead author of that study.