"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Nov 19, 2011

Radio Silence

Just been threatened with loss of custody, criminal charges and other legal action if I don't force my son to make a thousand mile "round trip" he patently doesn't want to make, and which we honestly fear will result in his failure to return should he be forced to go. Thank you for your time, and for your hours, days, weeks and years of consideration. It's been a pleasure. I am a better man for the gift of your criticism, your commentary and your own many insights, observations and original sentiments.

(I do hope to be able to do this again sometime in the near future, but right now the meat world demands our "undivided attention.")

With friendship, camaraderie and respect,

~ Jack

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