Friday, November 23, 2007

Were you thankful?

When you gathered together, did you say thanks for your aches and pains? Were you grateful that you can still feel your aching back, your sore knee, your old football injury?

I will, sooner or later, need a couple of new knees and the really, really weird thing is that I feel really weird about getting the fix. What I mean is ... they may hurt, but they're mine. They're "natural." Is that weird?

Yeah, it probably is ... but when you think about how people hang on to bad relationships and bad habits IN relationships, it makes more and more sense. You return to the pain you know, because at least you know it.

So have some pie. Take some ibuprophen and try to get some exercise, I guess.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

So, how hard is it to add an image?

Really, I'm figuring, how tough can this be?

I mean, if I can write a silly book called "Zero to Zen in 60 Seconds" then surely I can be clever enough to figure out how to put an image on my blog, right?

Apparently so.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Long time, no write

Yeah, I guess it's just too depressing. Too hard to watch. Too real. Too scary.

The Bush Administration.

Torturing people while indignantly fist-banging and declaring "We don't torture."
We know Saddam has had WMD (right ... we have the receipts from selling the stuff to him)... Official.
"The British Government has learned ..."
See ... that's the one that always got me. In the news business, when you have a source that you can't attribute, your story is weaker, so you say "NBC News has learned ..." making it sound institutionalized ... official.

And now comes the revelation that a justice department attorney had himself waterboarded so that he could produce a finding on whether or not it's torture. And despite all the safety protocols and all the control over the situation he had, Daniel Levin said, yep, it is. He thought he was gonna drown.

And his boss, AG Gonzales still said it was NOT torture and Bush continued his two-step.
And the media somehow doesn't see fit to shut down the Bush administration over this the way they shut down the Clinton administration over illicit sex between consenting adults.

Sorry -- that blows.