I am 41 and my wife is 40. We finally got around to this and we succeeded without any medical assistance (I am a virile sort of guy). After the cell free DNA test, and some other tests, today was the first anatomical check and sonogram. Everything checks out.
It hadn't really hit me previously, but today was the start of some huge emotions. I held my wife's hand and my eyes moistened, and I felt myself tearing up as I saw my baby daughter's face for the first time.
So many people I know (mostly on the left) complain about politics, but refuse to vote or realistically participate in the electoral process. Some believe that protesting (without voting) is sufficient. I think that's silly. Generally, protesting is a way to show elected politicians (or businesses) that a large number of their constituents (or customers) are angry and want things to change. Its a basically a short-cut, a way to tell stakeholders that they will suffer serious consequences…Continue
I was recently reading about WW1 and came to a realization: in more ways than one, WW2 was the second chance for not only Germany, but also countless of her WW1 allies, to achieve what they almost did in WW1.
Just prior to WW1, Germany organized a series of powers into what came to be called the Central Powers. They were aided by the elite in Austria-Hungary (including the elite in its composite nations, Moravia, Bohemia, Slovakia, Croatia, Bosnia), Bulgaria, and also Turkey. Italy…Continue