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Friday, November 19, 2010

Seven Score and Seven Years Ago: The Gettysburg Address, Lesson for A Nation in Peril

On this day Seven Score and Seven Years Ago, our Forefather, Abraham Lincoln, delivered one of the most important speeches by an American President in our entire history.

The heavy lessons in this brief and eloquent speech still ring true today.  Perhaps we should endeavor to embrace Unity through Diversity as those who heard this speech in person where challenged to do.  There's no South, North, Tea Party, Palin, Obama, Liberal, Conservative...there's only the common pursuit of happiness and liberty.

Therefore, I challenge you as you read and meditate on this living document, where do you stand today?

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Did the Ancient Israelites Drink Beer?

Okay, all you Knights and those curious others, here's a link to an article of keen interest. 

The question: Did the Ancient Israelites Drink Beer? Well, did they? Read the article from Biblical Archeological Review to find out!

Sir John of the Rangeline

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I Want Brew: Remember Those Who Served When Your Served

Today is an official Fest Day for the Knights of Creation Spirit & Ale...Remembrance Day!  Known better in the States now as Veterans Day, and originally named for the event it commemorates, the beginning of the end of the War to end all Wars (impossibly hopeful and naive)...Armistice Day.  Learn More About Armistice Day

This errant Knight will be remembering those who served when I'm served a free Pint at Old Chicago during their "I Want Brew" promotion for veterans.

Armistice Day saw the legal end to World War I on November 11, 1918.  Two soldiers from opposing sides crawled out of their trenches on that memorable Grandfather, Private John T Baker...and Corporal Adolf Hitler.  John T would return home to marry Edna and guarantee that I would see the light of day.  Adolph returned to Germany to sow the seeds for the next great war.

The UK has already observed this day several hours ago, when they traditionally mark the event with a moment of silence at precisely 11 a.m.  Their sacrifice was particularly painful in losing almost a whole generation of young men during the war. Read More About "Britain Goes Silent."

So, wherever you are this memorable day at 11 a.m.  Take a moment to thank those who served their countries in the ultimate way.

Sir Hook the Grandson of John T Baker of Warrick