"I never really thought of the word
obconic as being a useful adjective. Or that it could be used as
an ironical descriptive. Perhaps I'm the last to know that as a
word it is synonymous with "pearshaped" which could describe
how some of my posts turn out - set out with the best intentions,
before going "pearshaped.""
"I have increasingly believed that
we are doing massive damage to our society by our incompetent child
rearing. Incompetent parents rear incompetent parents for the next
generation and it cascades down the generations and spreads throughout
society, eating at the basic decencies which hold a society together."
"WSJ.com - The Spitzer-Weill Stock
Trade :: Okay so here we are - a huge $1.4 billion dollar settlement
and all the hoopla around it. It is one more incident when Spitzer
decided to let the Wall Street off the hook. Okay so Citigroup was
made to pay $400 million - does Mr. Spitzer really know how much
CitiBank made in profits during the bubble and how many people were
decimated by the telecom bust and Jack Grubman's compromised recommendations."
"Belinda just called. Some fucking
crazy old woman just hit her car in a parking lot and when Belinda
got out of her car and asked the woman for insurance information
the woman said 'I didn't hit you' and quickly drove away. What the
fuck? Who the fuck behaves that way? Can you believe this shit."
"Once, i read, in a spirtual book,
of a man's journey to 1925 China.
this writer was an old soul, versed in the spiritualist religion
and Guides and mediumship and the afterlife metaphysics. On his
travels he met an old man with a *very* unusual karma! this old
man knew that, from a young man, that he was Chosen by spirit to
do a certain afterlife mission. In oldchina, the afterlife tradition
"I made it to Houston Friday night
with a couple of hours to spare before we had to be at the recital.
I met Clayton downtown at his office, which is full of boxes and
has a flying pig with wings (cute, no?). He also has a rock garden.
No wonder he gets so depressed at work. Just looking at those three
sad rocks sitting in that bit of sand made me want to burst into
tears and start going at my wrists with a plastic knife."
"It looks like it could either be another
legislative session of getting nothing done, or even worse, the
republicans giving the new governer everything he wants. Governor
Ted Kulongoski just proposed an ecanomic plan that included more
cuts than Kevin Mannox's plan did, and everybody's praising him
(and rightly so). My fear is that the republicans will have even
less spine this time around than last."
"I was in the bedroom getting dressed
and Stan popped in to get a CD to take with him while he ran errands
and gassed up the car before our trip tomorrow. He grabbed "Dark
Side of the Moon" and looked back at me and sort of grinned
and cringed simultaneously. I'm not sure what the cringe meant,
perhaps it was saying, 'yes, I know I just listened to this the
"Physicians who are not leaving the
area, especially surgeons, are choosing to limit surgeries that
are risky and often flagged by the legal system as prime territory
for malpractice suits. In the very near future, many invasive cardiac
and neurosurgical procedures may be performed ONLY at "big
city" hospitals and not at your community hospital. Think about
it. Dad needs open heart surgery and must travel from N.E.Pennsylvania