Pink brings all the bees to the yard

Spring has come early, it seems, which is nice for me since I missed pretty much all of winter in Georgia. This is the bush right outside our front door. I’m glad Mrs. Melobi takes care of the yard and plants pretty things to look at – not only does it save me a lot of work (no grass!) but it also looks better in the spring than boulders or slab concrete would.


Came across an interesting short documentary about the surge in Iraq in 2007, from the Institute for the Study of War. It’s only 35 minutes and gives a good high-level overview of the situation and strategy, with interviews with the brigade commanders who were there, as well as GEN Petraeus and GEN Odierno, the #1 and #2 men in Iraq at the time. Check it out here.