Sunday, January 29, 2012



Friday, January 27, 2012

Fabulous Music, Even Better Cause

This arrived today:

You can sample (listen to clips) or order - just click the pic and it will take you there. 73 songs from some amazing artists for only $24.99 (though you could round up significantly and it would still be a great deal for a wonderful organization, Amnesty International)!

Here's the title cut from the man himself:

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Graduate & Mittness

I adore Dustin Hoffman; by far my favorite actor. However, sadly, when I hear the word 'plastic' two things come to mind; neither of which are good.



Okay, many adjectives come to mind for Willard but plastic is the first 'p' word. Of course 'pretzel' candidate fits as well - and petulant is also apropos ... no wait, that's George Will.

*Click on the pics to bring you to reference article(s).

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Monday, January 16, 2012


Martin Luther King, Jr. had hoped that " ... my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character...

While we may be closer to the color of one's skin at least not being an overwhelming factor in our judgement, sadly, the content of one's wallet remains an overarching measure of one's worth in our society. Thus it has always been; thus it will likely always be.

Times change and cultural mores shift, gays are the new (or perhaps given history it'd best be characterized as renewed) blacks. As the U.S. population becomes increasing Hispanic, it will shift again. There will remain an underlying economic caste system that ensures the unequal nature of access and opportunity.

Martin Luther King would not be satisfied and we shouldn't be either.

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Thursday, January 05, 2012


Is there enough money in the universe to make Mitt Romney palatable?

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