Monday, March 29, 2010

Keep on rocking in the free world

I have nothing to say. I am contemplating tearing up my roots and moving north. Not something I am much inclined towards. Maybe it would be quite good for me, under the if it doesn't kill you... heading. Nothing else to say, but passover is here and I am growing into the Jewish holidays. My Spiritual Paganism is morphing into something as yet unnamed. More later if you ar elucky. Thousand points of light. Kinder gentler machine gun hand.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Political Cartoons and History

Just saw a good one on History Detectives.
One of their reporters was going after Arthur Szyk, who is credited with helping inspire the West to go against Hitler and Mussolini. Later he died as an American citizen under investigation by the Unamerican Activities Committee.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Maybe I'll Just Stay In

The time is tight to pick up the plane. This weekend has seen me using public transportation and participating in our democracy. I have lounged and stared at entertainment shows. I have watched the best golfers in the world compete. I have cleaned and worked in the garden. I have spent time with my godson - sad to say a rare event lately. I have been refusing all public visits and have withdrawn and been quite a hermit. Enough with that. Though it may have been the perfect formula. Who knows what I may have fucked up if I went outside?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Willy Wonka 4/15/1993-10/12/2008

Willy Wonka 4/15/1993-10/12/2008

I miss my cat. Our cat. Willy was her everyday name, but she was right in Elliot's wheelhouse with multiplicities of namage. Willy Wonka, Willameena, Bink,and One-Eyed-Willy. Many others, too, to say nothing of the multitudes of inflections we might use on our name of choice. It would be mood-driven, and would depend on whether she had just shit all over the bedding, or whether she was currently in our favor. I wonder which one she used for herself.

I guess it was nice to be able to say goodbye. It WAS. No doubt. We had two weeks from diagnosis to death and in that time we were able to spend some slow time with her and dwell upon her leaving, and her presence in our lives.

I'll write more later. I can't see the damn keyboard or the screen.

Thanks for being a great cat, Willy!

CMDR out

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Was it The District or LA Observed?

Dunno, but one or both of these fine sources clued me in to the debate last night amongst the three candidates for the 9th district council seat in Long Beach.

Monday, March 1, 2010

SEx offender arrested

Chile needs help

How strong is an 8.8?

700 rising

Good news: Americans safe?

Convicted sex offender arrested
missing teenager