death to all kings!

October 1, 2006
Man, my neck and upper back are so sore and stiff, maybe from carrying a too-heavy monitor. Bleh.

Quote of the Moment
It makes dying so much easier. There's so much less to leave.
Senator Thomas Hart Benton (from Missouri in the 1800s), surveying the burned ruins of his Washington home.
From that Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes... still hit and miss, but I liked learning how Jean Baptiste John, a general during the French days of the Terror who later became King of Sweden had a secret tattoo "Death to all kings." (Maybe just a rumor though... a lot of these anecdotes are a bit suspect.)