Friday, May 24, 2013

Guantanamo--one concrete step

I don't do a lot of politicking on this blog, but Guantanamo is one thing I make an exception for. Amnesty International is asking that in light of President Obama's speech yesterday, he take one step today and release Shaker Aamer today. Britain has asked for his release and he has been cleared for release twice. It would be a good faith gesture to get him off that island.


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Thinking of you folks in Moore

I know this one will go viral with no help from me, but just in case you haven't seen it, here's a little good news coming out of Moore, Oklahoma despite the devastation. 

Having been through an earthquake that destroyed our downtown, I know a little about what these people are going through, and I am also willing to bet on them rebuilding and coming back.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Hyperbole and a Half

I don't know when it was exactly that someone made me aware of Hyperbole and a Half. I had only read a few posts of this terrific blog when the author announced a book deal for her work. But it was only a couple of entries later that the blogger mentioned going down into depression and then stopped posting.

I have often wondered what happened to this writer, but as with so many things in the blog world, I figured I was destined never to know. However, tonight I happened to notice that there was a new post.

It is about depression, and it is really good. I think what is slightly ironic is that this blog has more comments than any I have ever seen. As an example, this post has had 5000 comments since 8 AM this morning. The ironic part, at least for me, is that all the well wishing and fulsome praise obviously didn't make the slightest bit of difference in the author's righting herself. Apparently, it was actually corn.

Anyway, there seems little point in adding to the comment stream, but I am glad that the deepest depression has lifted. And also that she managed to write about the state so lucidly. And I'm also glad that I rarely delete any blog from my blog roll--just in case...