Wednesday, May 29, 2013
If we are ever to scrape the black rot of prejudice from the heart of our nation, we must stop excusing those who give it expression and even excuse. The next time someone dares to say, "Just because I don't approve of homosexuality doesn't make me a bigot," we must all answer back, "Yes, it does. Not only does it make you a bigot, it makes you a criminal, a danger to me, my family, my community, my city, and my country." Intolerance is not a matter of opinion. It is a call to violence.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Happy 30th anniversary Dan!
All my love,
Photo: On board the Seabourn Legend in the Mediterranean, May 2013.
LGBT Americans are the Democrats’ house Negroes. I’m sorry if that comparison offends anyone, but it’s the most accurate societal comparison I can make. The Democrats let us come right up close and then remind us we are really just there to serve them with our votes and campaign contributions.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Calanches de Piana are an almost surreal world of weather carved pink granite, an other-worldly vista of strangely shaped red figures, often plunging dramatically into the turquoise sea below. Some of the dramatic rocks plunge towards the sea below, others stand poised high above at altitudes up to 300 metres, all are fascinating and beautiful, with the sea providing a perfect backdrop.As soon as we left Ajaccio driving north, the rain stopped. We were treated to many beautiful vistas along the coast of the heavily mountainous island of Corsica. Our guide explained that Corsica was once part of France millions of years ago..and the Corsican mountains were part of the Alps. The western coastline of the island is jagged and rocky. The eastern coastline has beaches. When we arrived at "Les Calanches," our tour bus parked and we went on foot along the narrow, winding mountain road to view the remarkable red granite formations. I haven't seen anything like this since Dan and I toured the southwest U.S. The formations are simply spectaular. The skies were alternately sunny and partly cloudy which provided a variety of lighting effects as I took many photographs. Here are some of the photos:
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Our favorite performer on board the Seabourn legend is classical guitarist Chris Bundhun. Chris is also the assistant cruise director on board. He is multi-talented, graduating with a joint honours degree in philosophy and French from the university of Nottingham. Chris went on to accept a scholarship for the postgraduate performance course at the Royal Academy of Music. He now performs and teaches and is much in demand as a classical and electric guitarist. He plays very well and it is truly a pleasure to hear him perform.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Cruise ships usually feature so called specialty dining...restaurants on board that you can choose to visit for an additional fee. One of the differences between the Seabourn Legend and other ships is that the Legend's specialty restaurant does not charge a fee to passengers. You do have to make a revervation, but there is no additional cost. The offerings at "2," the name of the specialty restaurant on Legend, are distinctive. For example, last evening we enjoyed escargots as an entree and striped bass as a main course, both of which were not available in the main dining room. The food is excellent in all of the restaurants on board Legend, but it is nice to be able to visit the more exclusive venue without having to pay an additional amount up front.