Friday, November 12, 2004

Take 'em Down Already

OK, People... You all rushed out and got the political candidacy signs to stick in you front yards, your windows, your fields backing up to major highways... Now, in case you hadn't noticed, election day was last week, and that means it's time to take down the signs!

And all you politicos who had your underlings put out signs in empty lots, go pick them up too!

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

We can... And we've got to... Do better than this

Sunday night, the local PBS affiliate aired a film on "Independent Lens" called "The Political Dr Seuss" For many (of us) whe grew up with Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat early reader books, it came as a bit of surprise just how politically motivated many of his writings were. Sure, The Lorax is a not so subtle commentary on the evils of clear cutting, polution, commercialism and apathy towards the evirnoment, I had never heard of "The Butter Battle Book", published in 1984 as a statement against Ronanld Regan's foreign poicy and the Cold War.

According to the film, not long before Ted Geisel's death, his biographers asked if there was some sort of statement that he would want to "leave behind", he told them he would think about it...

A week later he wrote back, "The best slogan I can think to leave with [the kids of] U.S.A. would be: 'We can... And we've got to... Do better than this.'" He apparently scratched out the "the kids of" just before sending it.

Friday, November 05, 2004

First Blog

Well, there's a first time for everything isn't there? I'm not sure what I am going post here as time goes on, but I'll put something up from time to time. Do I have something to say, something that makes me get up on my soapbox and shout? Sometimes...

It's late fall here in Minnesota and it's golden hour all day long, though the day isn't all that long! It's golden outside, and I balessed/cursed with a south facing office window.

SCCA ProRally is dead and Rally America is about to pick up where SCCA left off. We'll see how that progresses, and maybe I'll comment.

Until Next Time.