Thursday, 31 August 2006, 18:34:36 EDT

Well, I've used up twenty-seven of them now. Not very much happened on this, my twenty-seventh birthday. The most significant thing, at least at the time of this writing, is that Iran refused to stop enriching uranium. Today was the day the United Nations had mandated they stop or sanctions may be placed on the country. I really don't know what to think of this situation. I agree that a sovereign nation should be allowed to develop technology that it feels is necessary for advancement into the modern world. But, I also agree that a country that would possibly sell nuclear weapons to terrorists should not be allowed to develop the technology necessary to do so. By all accounts, Iran was supplying Hezbollah with weapons and other military items in the recent war between Israel and Hezbollah. That doesn't exactly help Iran's case for developing nuclear technology. It will be interesting to see how this unfolds.

On a personal note. I had a good day. Plenty of people wished me a happy birthday, which is always nice. The day was capped with a nice dinner at Outback steakhouse with my grandparents. The steak was perfect and the service was excellent. A rare combination nowadays.


Happpy Birthday James! I'm late getting online --I had drop in visitors, which never happens. In reading your personal note, I see you did have a nice day, and my wish is for a really great 27th year as well. Sooooooo good to be back in touch with you. The visit meant alot. Love, Aunt C.

Posted by carolyn a sumners on Thursday, 31 August 2006, 20:11:36 EDT.

The way I look at it, I just completed the twenty-seventh year. We celebrate the passing of the year and take on that number as a sort of "age successfully completed."

Posted by James Sumners on Thursday, 31 August 2006, 20:16:04 EDT.