Sunday, December 27, 2009

Hamy V Progress

I presented the 'Hamy' Flying-V to Henry on Christmas Day. Since then, he's been asking (pushing) me to make some headway on it. From his perspective, it must seem almost done, ready to play.

I know the difference- It's got a ton of work left to make it playable, but some portions of the work are being achieved faster than I expected. Over the weekend we glued on the fretboard, shaped the headstock and began shaping the back of the neck.

It's amazing that a few short days ago this was thick, roughed-out blocks with just the wings glued on.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

At a loss for (kind) words at a moment in history

I understand less and less of the world I live in.

Congress marches forth on its battle against free markets and liberty. I don't want to take the hours to write about how wrong the healthcare bill is, how much lying is being propogated, how dissapointed I am with senators across the nation who are ignoring their constituents and bellying up to feast at my table*, bringing back to their districts the spoils of battle.

Least of all do I wish to waste time expressing my utter disgust with and disdain for my fellow citizens, who are so ignorant about fundamental concepts of liberty, free markets, dignity, and lack a value system beyond emotional responses... The schools have worked to perfection. They have succeeded in their goal of raising wards of the state; they have replaced the family and the faith.

I simply have to document that here, screaming "No!!!!!!!!!!" as they struck Battleship America with the final torpedoes. I was here. I screamed "No!!!!!!" I was here. Now I will go and cry for this country (for there are no others like it; there will not be again).

Then we will rise, my wife and I, and we will raise our children as best we can, raise them to lead, to be humans, to be the souls they are, to be free spirits and free thinkers in this nanny state of serfs to which we Americans have subjected ourselves.

We will remember these days (far more than 9/11) as the days that American liberties were taken in a silent coup of subservience to the false freedom from worry...

"No, Mr. President! No!"

*who the hell do you think is going to pay for this? Aside from my grandchildren's children, of course. The mean and nasty rich will pay for it. And rich will be defined as anyone who has money left after taxes.