Posted from the U.S.
I have not forgotten how to write (if anyone was wondering). I've just been simmering. Cooking. Baking away. Grilled. Toasting to a crisp.
The old pope, the new pope, and Terry Schiavo have all freaked me out. I would like to talk about popes in general, but I do not want a billion Catholics after me. Perhaps it is better to let those thoughts rest.
Wonderful images of Bush and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Abdullah holding hands. Very sweet. Let's give Bush credit for "taking one for the team". Way to go GW. I would like to see Bush do the same thing with the head of some right wing Christian Coalition group - or perhaps with the head of a gay and lesbian alliance. Maybe Paris Hilton? Yes sir. Anything for oil. That's the kind of image that gives our troops overseas the warm fuzzies - sure know what we're fighting for!
Bush and Putin - will they hold hands? Russia is a cesspool of organized crime. Sounds like a wonderful investment opportunity - these guys are not criminal scumbags - they are organized. It makes all of the difference in the world.
I woke up this morning to Elie Wiesel speaking on the radio. Soulful man. I had the privilege of meeting him a few months ago. A good guy. One of his students had discovered that a relative (father) had been in the SS. Not to worry - the new pope is offering absolution - hey, he was in the Hitler Youth. We're all one big kumbaya. In thirty years maybe Osama will head the UN. Darth Vader was redeemed and he blew up a planet and killed off almost all of the Jedi - there is hope for us all.
It's all good, right?