Tuesday, August 29, 2006

One year anniversary of Katrina, five year anniversary of 9/11, and forty years of Star Trek

It is weird having all those milestone anniversaries clumped so close together on the calendar, and yet there they are. Today is the first year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting New Orleans. September 8th is the 40th anniversary of the first Star Trek episode ever aired. And of course this year we mark the fifth anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

I realize it may seem frivolous to talk about Star Trek in a post like this, but I want to remember the anniversary of something good for a change. Indeed, it may seem distressing to be constantly hearing of disasters and wars in the news while rarely hearing of any good news. If you truly want to hear some good news, check out the birth and wedding announcements. Good events are rarely as dramatic as bad events; creation takes more time, patience, and effort than destruction. But if you look hard enough, you'll find something to be happy about...

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