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Archive for March, 2015

Lost Month, Happily the Last One.

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Lost Month Happily the Last One.

I am now 26 days postop and ready to start blogging again. Sorry, to the very few who care about this blog, for the long hiatus. I just didn’t have the interest to put up any posts. I suspect that this mindset has begun to change and I have, once more, the urge to start over again.

I did some reading over the past month and I do have a couple of books that I believe are really top notch and worthwhile.

1. Stone Mattress–– nine a wonderful short stories by the incomparable Margaret Atwood.

2. Walden, by Henry David Thoreau. Although in some aspects it is dated, it provides a marvelous glance into 19th century American times and literature.

3. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro is a chilling glance into a possible future dystopia. We’re almost there. Read it and you’ll see.

Meanwhile, the bloody world continues to whirl. Obama fights Shia in Yemen and Sunnis in Iraq. So, he’s buddies with Iran in Iraq and Saudi Arabia in Yemen. Of course, an impossible situation since he is trying to negotiate with Iran over their nukes. He has also decided that Israel is no longer a reliable ally and probably will drop his defense of Israel in the UN. Oh sure, that makes sense ––– body-up with the world’s number one terrorist supporter and supplier and give the cold shoulder to the only democracy in the region. Makes perfect sense. Certainly don’t give arms to the Ukrainians, just let Russia do whatever it wishes. Why not? It’s their sphere of influence, isn’t it? Aw, let Putin have his way. Rambunctious, but at heart a good guy. Right?

And of course on the domestic front, the battle between the imperial president who regards the Congress of the United States as an archaic symbol of our colonial and slave past. So, Obama does what he wants. If Congress agrees, great! If Congress disagrees, to bad. He’ll do it anyway.

Finally, watch out when you fly. Make sure your pilot and and copilot aren’t on antidepressants and suicidal. Could be bad for YOUR health.


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