the assorted works of G. H. Spaulding

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If I had my life to live over

By Flight 18 member Bob Swanson

I'd dare to make more mistakes next time. I'd be sillier than I have been on my current trip. I'd take fewer things, and fewer people, seriously. I'd hug my parents harder and more often. I'd climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I'd eat more ice cream and less spinach, broccoli or asparagus. I'd study harder...not necessarily longer. Perhaps I'd have more problems, but I'd have fewer imaginary ones.


If I had my life to live over I would start barefooted earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I'd ride more merry-go-rounds and ride my bicycle further in hopes of discovering adventure over the next hill...or the next block! I'd go to more dances, I'd be more daring, I'd kiss more girls...many more girls!


In the next "go-around" I'd want to get old slower...there's so much to do, so few of us to do it and so little time!


Next time, I'd fly higher, faster and further!



What's really going on in Iraq

After excellent press coverage of Operation Iraqi Freedom through the employment of imbedded reporters, the media have now reverted to their accustomed ways of headlining only the bad news from Iraq. "Another American soldier was killed today......" is typical of what we read in the papers or hear on the radio or television. Typically, the only other "war news" we get features the carping of some politician who wants to get his sound bite on the air. For a refreshing change -- and to get a better idea about what's really going on in Iraq -- visit the State Department's web site by clicking on the link below.   You'll be amazed at everything that's happening about which the media choose not to report.


If you have REAL PLAYER installed, here's a link to a funny clip with sound -- about the perils of being landed upon by an airliner. To view, click here.





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