Sunday, January 28, 2007

Shhhh .... Genius At Work

Current mood: avant-garde

Category: Writing and Poetry


dedicated to experimental poet Arielle Greenberg

(Ninety nine bottles of
maybe it was beer
on the wall
Certainly it was a wall
(Ninety nine bottles
of beer or was it wine?
on the wall fence
shelf whatever
If one or more than
of those
bottles should happen to fall
but if a tree
falls in the forest and
no one is there to hear it, then what?

(It barely breathes. Certainly we
hear it or maybe not

(Ninety nine when it was dark ninety eight
when I went to my lover ninety seven
when my lover came

Ninety fucking six ……………. Maybe this is boring

(Certainly this is boring
(Maybe I can barely breathe

Anyway ….
(Ninety five …. ninety four ….

When do we stop counting?
(ninety three …. ninety two …..

Sunday, January 21, 2007

What's In A Name?

Current mood: neurolinguistic

Category: News and Politics


WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 — Declaring himself a proud conservative before a crowd of cheering supporters waving American flags, Senator Sam Brownback, Republican of Kansas, on Saturday announced his candidacy for president.


Brownback? It could be worse. Good thing he's not Senator Wetback, from Texas. That would sink his campaign for sure.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

What Lawyers Aren't Telling You

Current mood: irascible

Category: News and Politics


L.A. man sues to take wife's last nameUpdated 1/12/2007 10:24 AM ET

By Martin Kasindorf, USA TODAY

LOS ANGELES — Michael Buday is petitioning a federal judge for the right to take Diana Bijon's last name in marriage as easily as she could take his last name.

Bijon, 28, an emergency room nurse, asked her fiancé to change his last name to preserve her father's family name because there are no sons. Buday, 29, a technical manager at an advertising firm, promised he would.

"I had a rough childhood with my father," he says. "We never really got along. Diana's father stepped up, gave me career advice. He's family."


Anyone can change their name at any time, for any reason, providing it's not done to avoid possible prosecution and there is no intent to usurp or exploit another person's identity -- ie., renaming yourself Hillary Rodham Clinton or Justin Timberlake. No lawyer is needed, it doesn't cost a dime and there's no need to put a silly ad in the local paper announcing the name change.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

The Best Defense Is A Good Offense

Current mood: apprehensive

Category: News and Politics

From YAHOO! News

Israel denies planning Iran nuke attack
1 hour, 53 minutes ago

A British newspaper reported Sunday that Israel has drafted plans to strike as many as three targets in Iran with low-yield nuclear weapons, aiming to halt Tehran's uranium enrichment program. The Israeli Foreign Ministry denied the report.

Citing multiple unidentified Israeli military sources, The Sunday Times said the proposals involved using so-called "bunker-buster" nuclear weapons to attack nuclear facilities at three sites south of the Iranian capital.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office said it would not respond to the claim. "We don't respond to publications in the Sunday Times," said Miri Eisin, Olmert's spokeswoman.

Israeli Minister of Strategic Threats Avigdor Lieberman also declined to comment on the report.


Wait a minute - let's see if I've got this right. It's not okay for the bad guys to develop nuclear weopons, but it is okay for the good guys to use them.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Progress Report

Current mood: ebullient

Category: Life

Here's my list of resolutions for 2006:

Friday, December 23, 2005

Out With The Old, In With The New

Current mood: celebratory

Category: Romance and Relationships

My New Year's Resolutions:

1) Lose weight.
2) Find the right old man.
3) Stop posting about Ken.



1) Eight pounds.
2) Yes.* (Actually, he found me.)
3) Who's Ken?

*He's not old - he's eight years younger than I am - but you can't have everything .