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Quick Thoughts on Latest News Topics

Here are my quick thoughts on some of the latest news headlines:

  1. Pets more destructive than SUVs, etc. to the environment. I am so tired of all these talks about global warming, and now the same people who say global warming is going to melt the earth are saying that your dog/cat/fish are destroying the environment.  Its apparent to me that these people have nothing better to do with their time.  They invent fictitious events (i.e. global warming), to try to control what you do (I am of the mindset, if you are responsible, then you should be able to do more or less what you want), because there life is so meaningless.  Leave me alone!!
  2. Brittany Murphy Dies.  Usually I am more of the “who cares” mentality, but I like Brittany Murphy for several reasons (aside from the obvious).  First, she went to school in my home town.  Second, she married a normal looking dude.  And finally, because she seemed down to earth.  So with that being said, a sad loss (even if it turns out to be drug related).
  3. Balloon Boy Parents Get Sentenced. Not much to say here, other than they are total morons.  The guy deserves a kick in the nuts.  In my view, the punishment was too light.
  4. Savage Attack on NJ 8th Grader.  Okay, so here is one where 11 kids beat up an 8th grader, because he was playing basketball and accidentally hit a girl with a ball.  The kid was an honor roll student, and they beat him so bad they cracked many of his face bones, and he may lose his sight.  No doubt that the 11 kids involved will get a slap on the wrist, while this kid will be dealing with this his whole life.  These are the times where I wish that bad karma comes quickly, but until that day comes, they should all be thrown in jail until they are 30 years old, general population of course.

Lonely in SF: Letters to a Young Poet

So today, as I often am, feel lonely to be in SF.  Its raining, and I am at Panera on my laptop just surfing around. Anyway, I was reminded about one of my favorite books – Letters to a Young Poet by Ranier Maria Rilke.

The book is a collection of 10 short letters written by Rilke to a former student who was away in college.  The college student felt alone and unsure, and Rilke wrote letters helping to explain life, to encourage, etc.

Anyway, one of my absolute favorite books.  I found a website, where they had the letters written out so I copied them.  They will be posted permanently on this website (or until I don’t need them anymore).

Letters to a Young Poet

Happy Birthday to Munk!

Happy Birthday Munk!  Blow those candles out hard and make a wish worth wishing!

You always make me smile…

No Fur Bear

No Fur Bear