Who and What is the Happy Warrior

The Happy Warrior is the title of a poem... and yes, I love this poem. I do not wish to be mischaracterized, for the most part poetry is not my bag. I am not an afficionado of literature nor am I a metro-sexual (I despise that term) but a dear friend introduced me to this masterpiece of prose several years ago... it has provided no end of inspiration. The Happy Warrior by William Wordsworth outlines the qualities of a magnificent soul. I aspire to possess even one or two characteristics that "every man in arms should wish to be."

This blog is a representation, in conversational form, of my voyage to wrap my arms around the world in which Mr. Worsdworth's warrior finds happiness.

(Standing disclaimer: Luckily tests of spelling accuracy ended in 4th grade otherwise I would still be in Elementary School. Be forewarned, spelling errors ahead. I subscribe to the wisdom of a great man who said, "I have utmost disdain for a man who can only spell a word one way." -Benjamin Franklin)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Five Best Toys of All Time

I know that I am woefully behind on my posts... I know that very few people have noticed... I am a realist. By this I mean, at least in part, that I am dealing with the realities of life: limited time, too many tasks, a two year old who wants to occupy all of his waking hours with his dad.... In the face of these realities, the blog falls to the wayside. However it is now 9:53PM and I stumbled across fantastic article. Its main point speaks volumes about our over-indulged and affluent society. Some may challenge the validity of the claim made by the title but in the context of the entire history of the world (we only need to go back 500 years for that matter), it is true.
Here is the article, enjoy the read:
The 5 Best Toys of All Time

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Happy Birthday President Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is my hero. In my estimation he is one of a handful of great men and women to walk the earth and who had a profound influence on the course of society. I believe most of the great men and women are unknown to the masses -they live out their amazing lives in relative obscurity and the nobility of their actions affect those in their small circle of influence and trickle down from generation to generation. There are, however, a small group of individuals whose influence spreads across society and widely into the lives of future generations. Abraham Lincoln was one of those. Follow the link to the Smithsonian exhibit that commemorates his life, enjoy:

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute 7

Two quotes that fly in the face of a society enamoured with self, secularism and with our collective intellectual achievements. 

"The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."

                                                                                                                                                                           -Strength in Love

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige and even his life for the welfare of others."

                                                                                                                                                                          -Strength in Love