A Signed Document
Saying for the Day:Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true. Demosthenes
I heard on the news the other day that Russia is supplying Iran with fuel for its nuclear plant. The Russians stated that we don’t have to worry because they have a signed agreement that the spent rods will be returned to them and that the material will not be used to make nuclear weapons.
Well we can all sleep easier now because Russia has a signed agreement.
When I heard this I started to laugh. Not because the announcement was funny, it wasn’t. It chilled me to the bone. But because of the image that came into my mind.
Ever year at the start of football season the Peanuts cartoon strip would run a sequence on Charlie wanting to practice kickoffs and Lucy offering to hold the ball for him. Every year he would run and just as he was going to kick she would pull the ball away and poor Charlie would fall on his head. Every year she came up with a new reason to trust her. One year she shook hands on the promise not to pull it away. One year she gave her word she wouldn’t pull it away. Every year a new promise and every year Charlie on his back, poor trusting Charlie.
The strip that came to mind, however with the Russian announcement , was the one in which Lucy give Charlie a signed document promising not to pull the ball away. She says” you have to trust a signed document Charlie Brown“. So he does and of course ends up flat on his back. Lucy stands over him saying “ Strange thing about that document it was never notarized”.
Schultz understood that if one wants to do evil nothing can prevent you from doing it not even a signed document.
Let us pray that Iran unlike Lucy will live up to theirs or Like poor Charlie the poor old world in which we live could end up flat on its back.
#### News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal. Today the pigeons started a new routine . They flew down one side to the middle, then across, then to the end of the street and then away. Each pigeon stopped or four minutes on each building on the route. It was really something to see.
Tommy UK has informed Pigeon expert Karen Purcell, of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, of the strange pigeon behavior. She is considering visiting Pigeon Falls to see this phenomenon for herself. Ms. Purcell , you will remember, is the expert who maintained that pigeon poop may have been the cause of the august 23 collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis. It seems pigeon droppings can even dissolve concrete.
Tommy UK found MS. Purcell by goggling the term Pigeon Expert. There were other experts as well but she is the only one who responded to his communications.
Today is the day that Tommy TW’s book “ Murder in the Sauna” goes on sale all across the country. The week after Christmas he is scheduled to be on the David Letterman Show to push the book. Nancy is so excited. She is going to close the coffee shop and go to New York with him, unless she finds somebody she can trust to run it while she is gone. Whoever that would be has to get along with the poltergeist.
Today's Link-Trying to Fill the Unforgiving Minute- A long ago Christmas remembered.
I had a good day. Oxygen was up in the morning. Stomach feels better. Betty went to Bible study and I wrapped her Christmas gifts. The gifts for my nephew Todd came. Betty and I repacked them and sent them out. We are moving along toward Christmas. We sent out thirty five Christmas cards. I will post our end of the year letter that was in the cards on the net after Christmas. Now I need a breathing treatment.