Sunday, May 02, 2010

Sunday Thoughs...

As the ocean of oil heads toward the Gulf coastline, our thoughts and prayers are with those people who face devastation again. All of us on TBD/Survival were deeply moved by our time in the 9th Ward of New Orleans recently, both by the resilience of the people and the underlying ocean of despair wrought by Katrina. I sat on the steps of a travel trailer next to what had been a thriving retail center with an older gentleman who had poured his life into that little business. "I guess this is what is," he said, "and we do what we can."

Remember too the birds and the animals, who are blameless.

Sadly, it reminds me of the end pages of Albert Camus' classic book THE PLAGUE...as the city breathes a sigh of relief that the plague is abating, the doctor knows the respite isn't permanent:
"...the plague never dies or disappears for good... that it bides its time in bedrooms, cellars, trunks, and bookshelves; and that perhaps the day would come when, for the bane and the enlightening of men, it would rouse up its rats again and send them forth to die in a happy city."

4 comments:

Steve said...

Taurus PT 1911 Question:
Not exactly on topic but here goes...
The Taurus PT 1911 has gotten good reviews from you and in the gun press but some of the comments on your blog and others have been pretty negative. I've seen complaints about the finish, reliablility, premature parts wear, etc.
The finish is a little cheap looking but it sure looks well made otherwise and feels nice and slim in the hand. I like it but I am hesitating to make the purchase because of all the negative comments I've read.
Now that it has been around for a few years, I'd like to know your and your readers' opinions. Is the Taurus PT 1911 a great value for the money or a piece of junk?

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