Thursday, October 12, 2006


Someone very close to me recently posted this on a blog where they knew a certain someone else would see it.

Wanted: One Angela Carroll
SWM humbly seeks vivacious sexy SWF for lifelong intimacy. Must love cats and want children. nsnd

Further requirements:
Must accept and project self as complementary and equal partner.
Must support author's ambitions to moderately impact the world and believe in him when he loses faith in himself. (similar support will be returned).
Must challenge author's unexamined assumptions about society, the environment, sexuality, and overly ripe bananas.
Willingness to laugh at mediocre jokes a plus.
Must be a whole person or strongly motivated to work on it.
Willingness to try new things a big plus.

To apply send your resume contact you local ticket agent post your own set of life needs. Finalists will be personally visited for face-to-face and other intimate interviews. All decisions are binding.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

The polite debate you never had; guidelines for civil civics

A fabulous guide to what you knew was missing in today's civil society but couldn't quite pin down. Partisan politics may be more attention grabbing, but this sort debate just seems, well, productive.

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Thursday, August 31, 2006

An Early Tribute to 9/11 and all its baggage

Dear Mr. President,

I have never held much stock in patriotic nationalism. I have read too many history lessons to miss the bloodshed it fueled in the 20th century. Yet as I watched the fireworks this 4th of July, I could not help but feel compelled to stand in admiration of the country. My cynical side quickly berated me not to buy in, not to let my feelings become an avenue for control and political gain. I considered my reaction for a moment and was angered to realize that I have been ashamed of my country for too many years.
The background music spoke of a country that the world dreamed of joining, a country of accessible opportunity and justice for all and I was angry because I had to wonder if it was still true.
There are many things about your administration that I have deplored; your mismanagement of Iraq, your poor response to Katrina, and your disrespect for civil liberties and the environment. I am fortunate to say that these things have not impacted my own life, but this last insult I cannot sustain. Please do something Mr. President; I want to love my country again.