Thursday, January 24, 2008

Remake This Seed

Is Need
before Greed
We want for to Succeed
tell us, if only we would Heed
Nature, Truth!, must Bleed
If so many are to Feed
Yet her largesse is limited, Indeed.

Doff o' my cap to m'lady MandoMama for the video. For the poetry, as always, only I'm to blame.


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A Day Over 35

And holding up, really, quite well.

Yesterday was the 35th Anniversary of the SCOTUS decision in Roe -v- Wade and, while I didn't hear a thing about on it the radio news, and saw very few headlines on teh internets, I did manage to get in a little celebratory volunteerism down at the NARAL ProChoice Ohio office. Man-O! There's always so much to do and I am not, as I've prolly pointed out a dozen times or more, the most organized of gents. Still, progress was made and more progress planned 'pon. So, all's well for now and plans made for later.

'Tany rate, I wanted to post the scan cuz I think those 2 buttons on the bottom are teh cute! =]

Choice isn't something many folks want ANY of us to have. It is something we've got to protect, share and defend via the political process. I did catch one article which reminded me of how much the idea that women should be the only folks responsible for there own internal processes, so here's a bit from it.


From yesterdays CNN dot com.
35 years after Roe: A legacy of law and morality
"The American people and many political leaders have already made up their minds about legal abortion."

Public opinion on abortion has remained remarkably stable over the years. A CNN/Opinion Research survey in October found 36 percent of Americans think abortion should be legal in most or all circumstances, 40 percent believe it should be available in a few circumstances, such as to save the mother's life, and 22 percent say abortion should never be legal. That is almost unchanged in the past 15 years.

The Roe decision did not prompt "abortion on demand," as many opponents of the procedure predicted it would. Nor have various legislatures or court rulings restricted access as much as some supporters claim.

New research from the Alan Guttmacher Institute found the rate of abortions is at its lowest level since Roe, and the total number is also in decline, about 1.2 million in the year 2005, down 25 percent since the all-time high in 1990.

For the Supreme Court justices, Roe reflected earlier cases involving the right to privacy. That "right," wrote Justice Harry Blackmun in the main opinion for the court, is "broad enough to encompass a woman's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy."

Remember. Honor. Be Glad

Monday, January 21, 2008

The Ever-Moving Goal

"Somehow this madness must cease. We must stop now."

While the quote was used by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer editors in a brief, though hopeful and relevant, piece on Obama and Hil, the madness of which King spoke is ubiquitous for our species, and while it is by no means currently proven, going to stop any time soon, the goal is every bit as laudable now, and for so many concerns and activities of human kind, impoverished as well as empowered, as it has ever been.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Rantamble? How 'bout strollin'...
'round about and
far too much lollin'
but that's alright
may be should be
which is oh! so frequently
how it's done

along I came
and there I go
what's to know
that I can't grasp when
times do come
until it's done
damn! it's done

so now to truth
and sense it so
the wind inside
it swirls slow
as longer
fuller now
I am again
what once
was how

but all of that
is not to say
that things once done
have gone the way
of dreams and potions
taking lightly
sweetly sipped
no longer nightly

pain escapes
and eases me
into the past
the futures be
all of my time
though wasted still

or what
what will ...

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

I Do Declare

Since this is the follow up to last week's Iowa Caucauses,
I'm thinking that it's close enough for me to go ahead and put my energy into a candidate for the long haul. I was thinking about posting this last week. I'm still not 100 percent sure of it, but believe that it is Time for me to say

I just wish that the following weren't so very relevant to so many of our states of affairs.

So what if Reality is so often so hard to face? Ignoring it is what gets us into situations where it's the Last Thing we want it to be.

Face It.

That's all.

Happy 2008!!!


Sunday, January 06, 2008

Shut up and just look pretty, m'boy.

I'm pretty sure that I could do the same, though I'm fairly certain that I'd be much happier piggin' out like a redneck.

C'est la vie, don'tchyaknow.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Turning It On Again

Happy New Year all!

I like the simplicity of Shih's wee poem. It's just the normal noises in here, kinda thing. Even as the calendar rolls over and we can get a whole new bag o' goodies to play with heading forward, still do the days and nights resemble those gone by. So does the same air fill our lungs and the sights and sounds of people and places bring to our minds remembrances of yesteryears and people passed.

In my own life, it's been another couple o' weeks of my seeming the blog slacker. I've made some rounds, but even then not commented very much. Other than lots of work when at work, I've actually had a wonderful change brought upon my silly life.

Just as I was about to give up again on teh dating, this incredible grrl gave me her number as her own hopes for meeting anyone outstanding on that particular site were dwindling and she was about to let her account expire. TIMING!!! woohoo! lol!

Our first date, which I mentioned a few posts back, was really a wonderfully quick 4 or 5 hours where we'd each expected but an hour or two for lunch to see what wuzzup with the other person. Since that time, I've had to change phone plans because my normal 300 anytime mins was No Where near enough; not even carefully managed. :)

So now (though really last weekend in these two pics) we're fast becoming all but inseparable. I really am trying to go slow. (D'oh!) She is too, though it's been such an incredibly satisfying getting-to-know-each-other month, that we both think we'll have plenty of time to slow it down in the coming months. For right now . .

. . I'm simply enjoying the wonders of meeting a woman, who not only expresses herself in ways I find adorable in the extreme!, but genuinely seems to be exactly who she says she is! THAT is A Biggy for me, as I have little capacity to pretend to be anything other than what I am; no matter how many different and often at-odds things that really is.

So Happy New Year to all my friends on teh internets! Even though I've yet to respond to the latest batch of comments, I do still get So Excited whenever one of y'uns stops by with something witty or silly or weighty or just plain nice to say. Based upon personal progress made in '07, my hopes are high - though I'm still on that particular wagon eh - that the new year will
bring more of the same to help me on my road to pretending to be fully who I really want to be.

Na Zdrovje! Le Chaim! Slan Gevah! Peace!