Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Answer

No one wanted it to happen
No one made it happen
Yet...there it was

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Thankful Sunday

I've been far too busy.

Which is bad and good in its own way.

First thanks to the new 4H Magical Muggles Club. They let me be a guide on the trails at their Harry Potter themed ball, and I had a lot of fun as did my family.

Thanks to everyone in my children's choir at church. They did a superb job today.

Keeping with the spirit of the season, thanks to those who have come and gone back to the universe from which they came. Far too many to list here.

Again, you are invited to add your own, and to live your life in radically thankful way...and barefoot. Though it is starting to get too cold even for dedicated hippies to shed the shoes.

Have a great week!


Friday, October 12, 2007

Just what we need!

Illinois, in probably the most insane moment of the session (that says alot) has decided that school should start with a moment of silence.

Its like Abu Gharib. You let people have control over a powerless group, and they do silly things with them.

Silvis says they do it right before they recite the pledge of allegiance.

So they are doing two useless things just to prove that they can make a captive audience do what they demand.

We wonder why democracy rots when the first thing we teach is to do what the government tells you to!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Ayn Rand Vs. Groucho Marx

A comment on another blog has got me thinking. That...and an article in the paper this morning from the "Ayn Rand Institute" that says we need to celebrate "WESTERN CIVILIZATION" on Columbus day.

I don't think Ayn Rand would put up with the pap that comes from her institute.

The blog, on the other hand, was discussing western thought.

Groucho Marx showed up in the middle of it.

As well he should!

The Marx brothers, especially in Duck Soup. Go about destroying western thought in rather neat ways. What bit of language cannot be turned against itself. What is power when all power can be shown to be ignorance.

Monty Python is another group that shows the end of western thought and civilization. The "Michael Ellis" episode and "Meaning of Life" are the best.

What ground is there to stand on, friends? What is great about "WESTERN CIV"!.

And yet, today, I cast about for an argument to support my "musical elitism". So called.

Isn't it amazing that those defending western ideas, and western civilization are nearly completely ignorant of the art and theater of the "WESTERN CANON"?

As if "WESTERN CIV" is some kind of indoctrination. Which is what "WESTERN" thought is against.

If there is western thought...

Whatever it is, I'm against it.


You'd better hope there's intelligent life
Somewhere out in space
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth.

Did Shakespeare say it better? Not that's there's anything wrong with that.

Monday, October 01, 2007


Bicycling is fun.

Bicycling at night...doubly so.

Bicycling at night during early fall...well, that's heaven.

Just in case you didn't know.

Thought that I might just...ya know...clue you in.

That, and I HATE cars.

I hate what cars have done to our society, to the Earth, and to my pocketbook.

That's all.

I got to ride my bike to church tonight. It's a trend I've tried to keep up all summer. I think more peole should try it.

Have fun!