I just placed a take-out order at the venerable Santasiero's for an eggplant parm with a side of spaghetti and two meatballs--one for me, one for the dog. I've been away from her for two many hours today & expect every pen in the house to be munched. I don't blame her. She's also fond of the empty tofu container.
You mean all that corporate funding isn't buying our war for us?
"Let them march all they want, so long as they continue to pay their taxes." --Attributed to Alexander Haig, US Secretary of State (1981- 1989), commenting on demonstrations by anti-nuclear weapons protestors.
Did you know 46% of your tax money funds war? Um, and that's okay with you?
"We are the lotus kids, better take note of this for the story..." --Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Midnight"
I worry a lot about politics, and what I can do to make the world better. I only believe in what is done with the body, by which I don't mean talk: I mean demonstrate, note, march, knock, drop bombs, run, rape, starve, shoot.
I'm not here to vote any party line: I'm here to make a life out of what has meaning for me. For all the beating of my political heart, this is the truest truth and the closest I have right now to a manifesto.
I'm over 8,000 words into the novel, but have decided it is not a novel idea, but a short story. To make myself feel better, looked at the other novels I've written and was incredibly soothed by the word count on each.
I didn't sleep all night last night, not till 7:30 AM. I couldn't say why, but now I wonder if it was the mirror I had leaning up against the wall--had brought it in from the hallway while dressing for my reading last night. At any rate, I was awake at 4 AM typing up a sexy little story I wrote at the end of my time in SF. Might need it next week....
The reading with Tika Milan was intimate and excellent. Truth and beauty, indeed.
Please vote. I truly mean it when I say that any positive change of regime this election feels to me like our last best hope. I saw Bowling for Columbine yesterday and I'm feeling pretty unamerican. Since I'm totally anti-gun, I guess I'll vote out my agression.
Very interesting thread at the fabulous 3WA on Money...."Do you need money to feel secure about your life? If so, what -- if anything -- do you feel you can trace this back to? If not, why do you think that is? What makes you feel secure?"