December 3rd, 2006

Dead Dog Cat

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Doonesbury has released a couple of books dealing with the subject of disabled veterans of Iraq working at returning to a normal life. Last night, I finished the second of these, where the author is using his character B. D. to try to deal with the loss of his leg. The book is called The War Within: One More Step at a Time, and the proceeds are going to the building and maintenance of Fisher House, where the families of wounded vets can be near their loved one during hospitalization in the States. I'd recommend the books.

Last night, we installed (sort of) the Surround Sound system in the living room. Unfortunately, we couldn't get the component system to work, and we had to use a lower tech connection from the new DVD player to the TV to get a picture, even though the audio was coming through. Could the older S video cable have failed? Anyway, we have picture, we have sound. All's right with the world.