Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Sometimes you just have to say

This day I just have to say that I that my mood is more than reflective. I blog on even though I haven't made a connection with anyone. So more and more this becomes my journal. I used to try and write for ten minutes without stopping to think what would come out. I'd compose pieces of poems and parts of deep thoughts. I'd comment about books and music. Like today I should say something about the tremendous new music I bought. But first I should say how it all began. I was checking my email and found an offer from a promotion firm to win an apple Ibook. So what I thought, and entered the survey which turned out to be a series of questions leading to a set of offers for selling me everything from credit cards to cds. So I joined a music service www.bmgmusicservice.com offering me 10 free cds if I'd sign up to buy one. Now I'm sitting here listening to a mix that includes Dido's Life for rent, www.futureforests.com/dido, Keb Mo's self titled Keb Mo, and Kindred Spirits, a tribute to the songs of Johnny Cash.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Barack Obama

It is with an interested heart that I try to sort out my thoughts about what is happening today in the Democratic Party national committee meeting. Howard Dean is the computer generation's fave, and Arianna Huffington at http://www.ariannaonline.com/columns/column.php?id=748 sure has a valid point when she says it is time to get out of the middle of the road. But my favorite candidate right from the start is Barack Obama, the only black senator in the 2005 congress. Even though the usual bullshit applies in that he is young. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3936013.stm. I listened with amazement to his speech at the Democratic convention, and I knew in my heart right then that this was the one for whom we should be voting.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

This ain't nothing . . .

Today was one of those days when the weather seemed to fit the news so I wasn't surprised when I opened up www.latimes.com/California to find a new list of war casualties, 35 in all. But I am surprised at how few people appear to agree with columnist Michael Kinsley on the reasons why there is so little response to the ongoing loss of lives. See www.latimes.com/opinion, Nov. 21,2004. Or maybe they agree but just don't care? So where is the anti-war movement and why is the daily carnage so obviously ignored? See http://antiwar.com I quess.