Saturday, May 5, 2007


My brain’s been a little tired lately. That’s why I’ve been posting so many links and quotes.

There’s been a lot of good stuff happening in my daily life, as always, but some rough patches lately that definitely took their toll.

I love the informed intelligence of many of you who respond to what I write and quote and link to on this thing, either with your comments on the particular post or with e mails to me or in person. Thank you.

Since I’ve got this cold, or allergies, or something that’s knocking me out this evening, I’m just going to ask three questions that have been on my mind:

1. Why isn’t it possible to just plant a million trees (or however many would help) in a place like Haiti (I assume raising the money would be possible from the Gates Foundation or some place similar) that has suffered so sorely from the deforestation and other human mistakes that left a once densely forested land with almost no trees and the resulting shifts in weather patterns and usable soil and indigenous wood for fuel and homes and gardens etc.?

2. No matter what you think of their politics, isn’t it great to have running for president— with an actual legitimate chance of winning—a woman, an African-American, a Mormon, and an Italian-American?

3. Isn’t it the height of hypocrisy to give George Tenant a “Medal of Freedom” for his service to our government and then condemn him when he decides to tell “the truth”—from his perspective—of how that service was used to cover up lies and political motives masquerading as patriotic ones?

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