Sunday, January 27, 2008

Times a-changing?

When I see recent videos of Noam Chomsky I feel kinship for his apparent agreement with what I've noticed about how connection is hastening the evolution from superstition/belief to frank acknowledgement of truth/reality and hope that we will end poverty/hunger/war.

The "talk" part of the message seems to be on Obama's lips but I retain a vigilant skepticism and the persistent contention that politics/economics and nation-states/consumption aren't the path to the sort of ecstacy in dreams of connectedness. At any rate it gives me a sort of "rooting interest" in the electoral process, largely because he has much the same audience as Chomsky (and I, heh!) share.

Heady times as life wanes...


Monday, January 21, 2008


This is my kind of holiday. A mix of elation over what has changed with pangs for what had to happen to get there, and how far we have to wade through the same old shit.

Yeah, it's better but why can't we just go all the way since it's clear that ultimately "We Shall Overcome" - so why not NOW?

Do all those crackers think they can stop this? Give it up you redneck fools - you lost!


Me and CAD

Coronary Artery Disease is a sort of plague coming under control through medical procedures and pills/diet/exercise/surgery. I've done all those things.

I take 9 different medications daily, eat very little flesh, "ride" my stationary recumbent exercise "bicycle" several hours a day, look back on my heart attacks and bypass surgery and pacemaker, and feel good about having undergone a course of EECP.

The latter is perplexing in that American Cardiology Establishment ignores it to our detriment: it works and is the therapy of choice in much of Asia.

I feel good and am comparatively active at 82 - tried traveling a bit to a Web Accessibility Conference. It was an epiphany because of the skill/dedication of an upcoming generation of Web designers who care about this stuff.


Sunday, January 20, 2008

what a coincidence!

For those of us who were paying attention at the time today's "on this date" entry in the New York Times evokes the bankruptcy of nation-states' callousness. "On Jan. 20, 1981, Iran released 52 Americans held hostage for 444 days, minutes after the presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan."

I guess the timing was propitious for the "acting president" whose ineptitude has been buried by an avalanche of revisionism. But at least Bro. Carter outlasted him!


Saturday, January 19, 2008

prophecy contest, anyone?

How about posting your prophecies for 2008? Mine are largely optimistic, sort of a "prophet of boom".



I am now using a new blogging tool.

We'll see how it goes.