Sunday, March 29, 2009

'Most religious leaders are fools'

"The author and playwright Hanif Kureishi was born in London in 1954. He is the author of The Buddha of Suburbia, Intimacy and Something to Tell You."
Here he briefly tells BBC News his thoughts about religion."

"What do you think happens after you die?"

"You dissolve into the minds of others, and you haunt them until they are tired of you, and even after."

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

what’s new(s)?

About 19 years ago, I could watch a live military briefing covering the Gulf War every morning. CNN Headline news was available 24/7 and covered the big global events. Their sister station, CNN, was dedicated to live coverage of breaking news.

Today, broadcast news is a combination of broadcasted AP reports and specialized “news shows”, which are mixtures of opinions, interviews and items found on the internet. Local area news averages 7 minutes of murder, house fires and street closings, before moving on to their respective network news reels feeds, sport and weather.

The internet has become great resource for news and information, no doubt about it. Newspapers and networks alike have made the internet their new home. However, this change in how we acquire information has left me to wonder if we are only reading and learning about things we find interesting. Are we essentially cutting ourselves off from a more diverse understanding and awareness of our world?

Young Adults Are Giving Newspapers Scant Notice
Six of 10 Online Adults Watch Online Video, Most Prefer Professional Quality
Mobile News Network

Sunday, March 22, 2009

rebel rebel

Well here’s our baby Rebel, being picked up after yet another breakdown.
She’s good looking but has proven to be very temperamental.

Here's the song I told you about-David Bowie-Rebel Rebel

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Click here to visit the Back Channel Blog
The BackChannel Group is a group of friends who all came to know each other due to the efforts of Congressional Quartley’s columnist Craig Crawford and his blog.

Please visit and feel free to speak up, we support open an forum and differing opinions.

Look forward to seeing you there.


Saturday, March 7, 2009

sandwich genration for sure

So much in the middle, that sometimes I can't see the clearness of day. These are very challenging times, and I think if it were not for the change in weather coming up, I might just turn into a pile of mush. That being said, things aren't bad, they just are not good, well, they are kind of bad, and kind of good.

I don't have it together, similar to the saying, "I am dancing as fast as I can." I am really happy overall, but oddly I am stressed. It's a bit wearing, but I keep on going, and making great progress on several fronts.

Expectations are too lofty, I expect way too much. I even expect too much from my vacuum cleaner....laughing at myself on that one, but it's true.

Searching for the middle ground without landing in a big ole' pile of mediocrity.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

round 2 under way

Since my last win, in January.....15.4 pounds lost I have lost an additional 3.4 pounds. That brings my total 18.8. Now the problem I have is that the winner is determined by percentage, and the closer one gets to their goal the more difficult it becomes to loose the weight.

I blew off exercising and ate cookies and fries last week so I was really surprised by my loss....I'll take it, but I am going to have to get on the treadmill to make these last ten pounds disappear. This round ends first Wednesday in May....I may not win the cash, but I will lose the weight. I am determined not to fail.