Monthly Archives: March 2008

can’t we try and pretend that we can all get along?

Tonite driving home while following a Ford Expedition. License plate holder said – “My other car is a Zamboni”. Well, OK. But then I read the accompanying bumper sticker proclaiming – “my hockey mom can beat up your soccer mom” Help! Sometimes I … Continue reading

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what is the sound of one mime clapping?

You people are just too clever for me. It took a while but I now get why no one answered my poll about which translator of Albert Camus’ work was preferred. That’s because I omitted the obvious choice – Marcel … Continue reading

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don’t go rubbing my belly

I would like to remind our Buddhist brethren about their belief in non-violence toward anyone or anything.

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strong evidence for the non-existence of God

Eugene Patton, better known to the world as ‘Gene Gene The Dancing Machine’, had both legs amputated as a result of complications from diabetes. Conversely, Mark Twain’s famous quote comes to mind, “If there is a God, he is a … Continue reading

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cogito ergo blog

I wanted to lead with ‘blogito ergo sum’ but Google showed that phrase had been used at least 24,000 times so I went with my second choice which had less that 10% of the original title’s hits. Given enough warning, I … Continue reading

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I wonder if LeRoi Jones would write the preface

What is a serious journal (or blog) other than an extended suicide note? Pages of entries, countless words detailing everything leading up to the final moment when you either run out of time or things to say. Cataloging our obsessions, moods, … Continue reading

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I’m beginning to understand the real problem

We’ve all heard some debate concerning the “Government’s” possible involvement in bailing out or rescuing people who are in financial trouble because of their home loans. Some understanding of why some people think this is a good idea occurred when I read about one … Continue reading

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