Thursday, November 30, 2006
“We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can’t read.”
“A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.”
“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”
“In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their language.”
good speech by Howard Zinn in the Progressive—though poorly transcribed...
turns out they were in the same tree. strangely hopping towards one another. don’t know if they were mates or if there was about to be a fracas. i stopped and looked at them for a while and they just looked back and went about their bidness.
when i was a kid, hawks, crows, etc. were too smart and wary to ever be seen anywhere near humans. me and my cousin used to frequently stalk crows with our little daisy BB guns. futile. maybe they've figured out, more than we have, that we’ve all got to get along to survive.
or maybe they’re just looking for stragglers amongst our children...
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
(Seriously...can you imagine saying the words “President Frist”? Although even after six years—has it only been six?, my God it seems like a decade—the words “President Bush” still sort of stick in my throat.)
It seems rare to hear something really, truly encouraging in the news. Heard this one on NPR today about sustainable fish farming. Maybe we are animals who can learn...
follow the link above to listen to the whole story.
Betting on Barramundi, the Green-Friendly Fish
by Susannah Lee
All Things Considered, November 29, 2006 · Tired of haddock and salmon? Josh Golberg is betting you'll wake up for barramundi. In fact, he's betting big bucks on America's largest inland fish farm, in the hope that consumers will love barramundi, a fish that can be grown with relatively little environmental impact. Golberg says his factory is an environmental success; now it needs to become an economic sensation, as well. Susannah Lee reports.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Seems like everybody i know has a blog.
My sweetie started one to post her art. (I can do that, methinks).
So here goes nuttin’
God forbid i ever fall to the level of chronicling my every grocery shopping expedition and bowel movement. Seems some folks believe or hope somebody is interested in those mundanities of their life.
Maybe somebody is...
Mostly want to post my excursions in collage. Also might fall into the occasional rant, or post something nice or interesting.
Don't really have time to keep up dialogue...it’ll be a monologue.
“Mono” in Spanish being “monkey” i suppose that would be a monkeylogue.