Fall 1996: Somewhere along the way, I
ran into these two guys (both named Simon incidentally) and
we ended up hanging out in the evenings together drinking at
different bars throughout town. On this occasion, we
were sipping in Hemingway's old pub where the custom is to
write something prophetic on the walls.
""Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and
so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our
people, and neither do we."
"I want to thank the astronauts who are with us,
the courageous spacial entrepreneurs who set such a wonderful example for the
young of our country."
"Had we to do it over again, we would look at the
consequences of catastrophic success, being so successful so fast that an enemy
that should have surrendered or been done in escaped and lived to fight another