In the grand scheme of things, our country’s fiscal issues are getting the most news coverage . We’re a country coming out of a recession (yes, we are) and people are afraid of being plunged back into one because of political infighting and legislative hardheadedness from Congress. News media was obsessed – would they compromise? They […]
I wake up to the indistinct sounds of people chattering and a continent’s worth of bird chirping, or so it seems. I hear someone’s rooster crow every once in a while off in the distance, but it’s 9 a.m., so he’s probably been at work for a while now and I’ve been ignoring him all […]
Like you, I have my moments of acquiescing to the typical sorts of things people do at the New Year. Rather than make resolutions (“I’ll write 5 pages a day” -”I’ll complete two book manuscripts this year” – etc., ad nauseum, knowing full well I don’t work on any schedule but my own), I’ve gone […]
We have another nailbiter to report: by a scant three votes, our third quarter-final winner is…AC/DC! Congrats to Eric Clapton, who goes home with our thanks and a copy of the Tournament of Rock home edition. One more semi-final slot remains to be filled, and both of our contestants have enjoyed strong fan support so […]
Is $6 billion a lot of money? Depends. To Bill Gates or Warren Buffett, perhaps not so much. To me and 99.99 percent of Americans, yeah, it’s a lot of money. But, like much in life, the assignment of value often lies in placing context around any piece of data. So what context should embrace […]
Dewdrop bodies melt together like tallow candles in firebombed Dresden, while hummingbirds dogfight over nectar, ruby and false, here in this place, where the butterflies come to die.