You know, lately the news hasn't been all that great. Besides the tremendous damage and death in Asia, there has been increasing terrorist activity in Iraq leading up to the elections, more worrisome news from our Federal Government (links here and here) and the economy is still in flux (subscribe to The Travel Insider's free weekly newsletter for a week by week analysis of what may be the most dangerous and underreported trend in the economy, the slow death of many of America's airlines).
So the Friday edition of The Federalist Patriot was a welcome tonic, bearing as it did this quote from George Washington:
We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency of the times.
I needed that....