Saturday, July 14, 2007

Father's Scouting Unit

In those days boy scouts acted like real men. Imbued with sterling traits - honesty, loyalty, bravery, fortitude, and love of country, they proudly donned their uniforms. I guess it would now be difficult to find a lad who could tie different knots, identify trees and edible wild plants, pitch tent, use a bowie knife properly, or survive in the wild using basic lore. Bleeding hearts and apologists for today's whining hip-hop
generation hasten to rationalize this sad state of affairs as an adaptive mode of a confused lot... There is no tenacity to excel or to fight for a worthy cause, only whimpering about harsh conditions and seeking early relief or compromise... And the leaders we have today? We don't have statesmen in our midst - we merely have elected officials...

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Silent Beauty, Macatbong

Silent Beauty, Macatbong
The pond is teeming with freshwater fish. The trees in the background are home to brightly colored avians and occasional migratory birds. Ramos Pond is Eden revisited !