Thursday, November 12, 2009

Where's a map when you need one?

I'd like to see the trail of laws, amendments and court decisions that led to this from this:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Happy birthday!

Around here it's pretty much always someone's birthday or half-birthday or name day or whatnot. Today it's our youngest child's turn - she turns five today. Here's my wife:

My baby is five! That's right. Today Quinta, my youngest child, turns five years old. I spent six months on bedrest to get this child full-term. She was worth every minute. I had a caesarean section to deliver her. She was worth every anxiety. There were complications with her delivery and I ended up with a hysterectomy. She is greater than my wishes for more children.

This sweet child on her fifth birthday is a bright shining jewel: a tremendous blessing from God. She fills our lives with laughter and dancing. I am more grateful than she can know for her very being and her being in OUR family. I love you, Sugar. Happy Birthday, Baby!

She's requested a chocolate heart-shaped cake with pink icing (to be delivered by Mamaw), and a birthday menu: oatmeal for breakfast, McDonald's for lunch, and biscuits and sausage gravy for supper. Her favorite Sodor engine, Hiro, is among her gifts and Mamaw and Papaw are on their way have arrived from Indiana.

Project Gutenberg #6

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Nameplate fun

I've spend odd moments working on a blog redesign in drupal. Here's a possible nameplate centered on a funny bird I found in an old book at Project Gutenberg; the font is Windsor, which I discovered via the inimitable Andrew Cusack. The notion of putting a large thingamajig between the words came from Mr Cusack's own blog design and his note about the International Herald Tribune's evolving dingbat.

A taste for books

Bibliomania at Project Gutenberg: a resource page.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Project Gutenberg #5