Just a guy on the wrong side of fifty, I’m semi- retired, pseudo-serious, and sometimes literate. I've been on and off line since the days of DOS based bulletin boards. I suffer the ills of a half century of jump-shots, snapshots, and shots of bourbon.... Basel Hayden ....neat.
I’ve been to war and worship and nether came out in the wash.
I smoke too much. I pray too little. I write too slow. I music too loud.
Issues I Care About:
The failure of supply side. The shrinking of the middle class. The rush to theocracy by the Right.
Every Breath Bernanke Takes
Back in 2006, Columbia Business School kids made this video about their Dean, who was nominated to be Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
I was wrong about Obama picking Clinton for SOS. I felt, and still think Bill is problematic. I guess the concerns of our indigent present trumps revisiting Clinton's indulgent past. But the press will run the numbers and the hard right will subtract and divide.
Business as usual. And potentially a high price to pay.
I haven't written a bad poem in weeks. Nor a good one. Ebb and flow, you know. And the day seems to end shortly after lunch. And it's ink dark before even a hint of evening appetite. It all makes the cocktail hour murky. Which leads to supplemental consumption and mild depression before dessert. And bad poems approximate a sugar buzz.
I found this NYT piece interesting and disconcerting....
Democratic rallygoers seem more worried about Ms. Palin than about Mr. McCain. They speak of feeling weary of "the politics of fear" and claim Mr. McCain and Ms. Palin are "irrelevant" - unless they win, …Continue
It's a "wintry mix" here in Chicago which, like vegetable medley, really sucks. I can't hit the bricks, and the power and cable lines are beginning to limbo, which leads to a likely loss of connectivity. Did I mention I hate ice? And the local weather babe says the whole damn week will be on the rocks. I prefer life neat.