It's Friday once more ...

I won't be too wordy today.

I'll simply leave you with a quote from one of the greatest Americans, John Adams:

“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.”
-- John Adams

How sad, that given the state of the world, we must still study politics and war. Unfortunately, many do not even study politics and war, but are simply sponges of rhetoric, polemic, and propaganda by the cults of personality which pervade our media and society, especially those who have a penchant to wearing Che Guevarra shirts and those who get aroused at the site of an old bearded shmendrick in fatigues or a middle aged shmuck in a red beret who touts poison darts as a weapons system.

On a side note, since this is primarily a photo blog, this male Northern Cardinal has decided to make South Florida his home. We met at Loxahatchee NWR in Palm Beach, County. He introduced himself to me and told me that his friends called him Dizzy; named after the great Cardinal Dizzy Dean and the great bop musician, Dizzy Gillespe. As his photogapher, he advised me that I was to refer to him as "John."

Have a great weekend y'all.