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Archive for September, 2005

Where does the buck stop?

Recently, I received a forward from one of my closest and most deeply respected friends. (Our political views could hardly be more different, and yet we find common ground in so many ways.)

The piece in question was written by Molly Ivins. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Ms. Ivins, she is a Texan and a journalist of considerable accomplishment. She is smart and she is funny–two qualities I value very highly–and she’s not afraid to speak her mind. The forward basically damned the President for his handling, or mishandling, of the Disaster I Promised Not to Talk

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Time to Stop Talking About the Hurricane

Of course we all care. We all want to help, and indeed we must help. But we cannot afford to become voluntary, indirect victims of this disaster. We will be of no help to anyone, least of all ourselves, if we give in to despair. At least on this blog, we’re going to talk about ordinary things. Life-affirming things.

And so:

Have you sent an SASE for your autographed bookmark?

I have completed the 30 day Tarot experiment I told you about, and I’ve learned a LOT.

Sadie is succeeding on her diet.

I am still doing my 4-minute wonder

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Cattle drives rarely went more than ten or twelve miles a day, as the cattle had to be given time to rest and graze. A drive from Texas to Montana could take up to five months.