Quote of the Week
“There’s a reason we separate military and the police: one fights the enemy of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people.”
– Commander William Adama, Battlestar Galactica
With the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall approaching and knowing that it had fallen on the day my daughter was born I had added Germany to my itinerary for my European vacation in the hopes of getting a piece of the wall for her 21st next year.
I didn’t know much about Germany except they liked beer, they invented Adidas shoes and aspirin and they lost both world wars both of which they had started.
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Planning a trip to New York City, the city that never sleeps, seemed like a good idea back in October, but now that the date of departure is upon me I have put it in the ‘what were you thinking’ category. Obviously planning a trip to New York City in February hasn’t been one of my better ideas. As I sit inside my home with the air conditioner running on high because it is 42°C outside I wonder what possessed me to not only think about a trip to NYC, but actually book and pay for it. All I am s…