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Friday, July 09, 2004

Hey Jeri!Resistance Is NOT Futile

Jeri (Seven Of Nine) Ryan married a rich Republican banker. Maybe she loved him, but would she have even looked at him if he was Jack Ryan, working stiff? Seven of Nine...million?

I just wonder if this guy got elected to the Senate, would he have bucked his party to defend the right of one of the strippers in the kinky sex clubs he apparently liked to attend, to terminate a pregnancy generated from kinky sex? Or any kind of sex?

At least this time around, Ms. Materialistic is dating a storyteller (Trek's Brannon Braga)not a money-hoarder.

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Anicia Lane, June 16, 1952-July 8,1988

I've never loved any woman more than her.
She loved me as much, if not more than any woman ever has.
She was so many things to me: gentle lover, my best friend.
Today, I mark not this gentle Quaker's premature and painful death.
I mark the joy her presence brought to all who knew her, and to this world.

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

What Does Being a "Rich Trial Lawyer" Really Mean?

Already, the fright-wing talk show hosts are bashing presumptive Vice-Presidential nominee John Edwards for being a "rich trial lawyer."

To that, I say, we need more rich trial lawyers. At least, the type that Edwards is. You see, so much of corporate America, including most elements of the healthcare system, places profits before people. You try and get sick without health insurance, and see how many bills you get. You fall prey to a slick scheme, and see how apathetic prosecutors are. So bless those who will fight for you, and take some of the settlement as part of their hard-earned work on your behalf.

And another thing bugs me: let me parse one syllable out of the pejorative phrase "rich trial lawyer." The phrase is: "law." Trial lawyers are practicing under the law, indeed the same Constitution for which you conservatives so gleefully cite the Second Amendment.

Thursday, July 01, 2004


Porcelaine is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written and/or recorded
Tinsley Ellis: Blues Guitarist, Buddy, Transcender Of Life's Passages

Special moment in my life a few weeks ago.

When I lived in Atlanta in the late 1970s, I became friends with a budding blues guitarist named Tinsley Ellis.

He became famous. I became almost famous.

Hadn't seen him in seven years. Then, he played in Vancouver, Washington earlier this month.

Handshakes and hugs.

There's something magical about people who transcend passages in your life, and who you stay close with during, and after those trancendences.

Love The Fetus, Not The Child (Unless He's Been Baptized)

So, the ravenous right-wing Republicans packed the Nader convention, and did so without any shame or deception.

I hate to be proven right.
Ice Cream Parlor, 2037

The other night I went to the Baskin-Robbins in the Uptown Shopping Center.

I witnessed a bunch of 19 year olds on summer hiatus singing along to the song that was playing on the P.A.- "Indian Reservation," by Paul Revere and The Raiders. The song was number 4 in the charts, 33 years ago, during this week in 1971...hmm, 14 years before they were born?

I just have one question. Do you suppose in 2037, 19 year olds will be rocking to the current number four song in the nation? That would be, The Reason, by Hoobastank?

I don't think soooo....