Saturday, September 10, 2011

911 and karma

Well, if ever a heavy karmic load of crap took place, it was 9/11.

On the one hand:

You have Civilization, in the form of the United States, which sought to encode individual liberty for all. The full might and weight of thought and experience that had followed the march of history since the first squirm out of the ooze had arrived first at the Magna Charta, and then found its fruition in the Constitution of the United States.

On the other hand:

There is: "The United States has ruined every culture that has ever existed on this planet."

How so? Given that the "United States" was composed of an amalgam of people from all over?

My statement to YOU:

(Deleted after cool-down period) *****

You are algae. You are parasite. You will NEVER succeed in subverting the Truth.

So *****.

Yeah ...


Friday, September 9, 2011

Back in the future-past

Re-emerging on the grid after hiatus -- apologies to Col. Neville, whose website I inadvertently bolluxed somehow, which I shall endeavor to fix.


Update on then-versus-now to come later. For now, September 11 dominates. Not even Biblical flood experiences compare; for this is a seminal time, a 10-year time, for a world-changing thing. It is a time none of us can completely ignore. It captures us, consumes us, for these next days.

September 11 is as fresh and raw as it was 10 years ago. Perhaps more so, the more we learn.

For instance ...

A sergeant major working at the Pentagon (whose name I shall find) reported on a recent news program that the one thing that stayed with him on that day was the discovery of a child's hand on the floor of his office.

That story gnawed its way into my brain. After research, I'm pretty sure he found the hand of 3-year-old Dana Falkenburg, whose parents were shepherding a research/field trip for youngsters of California's Channel Islands. Only Dana, and her sister, Zoe, 11, were young enough to leave hands small enough for the sergeant major to recognize as childs' hands.

Well ... no observation, no opinion, no compilation, no NOTHING connected with 9-11 will ever come close to even giving the smallest idea of the magnitude of that day. Still, little things tell.

My opinions will follow.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

8.5 on the Cute-O-Meter

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My Maggie finds these incredible cute things all the time, and I just had to share this one from a post titled "Unlikely Friendships."

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The perfect burger?

(Image credit: Yahoo! Shine)

Quite possibly.

Creator Adam Fleischman (no relation to Joel) utilizes a secret substance called "umami," which the Japanese believe is the fifth taste (after sweet, salty, sour and bitter).

I'd love to try it, but alas, not only do I not live near Los Angeles, I hate the place. If anyone HAS tried it, though, do let me know how the "experience" was for you.