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Moby lyrics July 23, 2008

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This song has been on repeat in my brain and on my itunes. It’s “In my heart” by Moby, off “18”. Appropriate, if you know anything about me.

Lord I want
To be up
In my heart

Be
Ohh
Just in my heart, oh Lord
Just in my heart, oh Lord

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Trans fat bans December 5, 2006

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First, read this story, about the proposed NYC ban on trans fats, from the AP via MSNBC. And look for more from me later. This should be fun or maybe, just maybe, quite hilarious.

I reflected for a moment September 11, 2006

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Five years have passed, it’s hard to believe, I know. I already did a 9/11 five years later post back in August but there are reflections besides new words.

Since that day I have thought a lot about it, what it has meant for me, for the world, for America. I thought a lot about it on that day as well. I thought about the three nations I scrawled on the back of a notebook, Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan.

It was Al Qaeda from the beginning, always, obviously. I watched as the crippled USS Cole limped back into port. And shed tears of mourning for the sailors who would not be coming home with their ship. At one time in my life I was a warrior, a soldier, after all.

And I thought about what war meant, I packed my gear, I nursed my hangover, I went to work. The day, surreal. I agonized over activation notices and death’s cold hand waiting for me in some far off mountainous, desert land. I yenned for the fray.

I thought about watching a generation march off to war, to be forever changed by the battle and the gore. About seeing a reactionary governement sing God Bless America on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. About seeing that same reactionary government implode upon itself as fleeting grasps are made at the ever waning system of checks and balances so essential to this democracy.

I thought about war on a global scale. About a war never-ending and about those vague and undefinable enemies lurking in the shadows and plazas of the world. I thought about 3,000 people facing their death, at a moment’s notice. And I thought about tens of thousands more facing their deaths at a point further down the timeline of war.

I remembered the weapons of “chemical dust,” and M-16s and depleted uranium, tactical nukes and grenade launchers. I thought about shrapnel, and jet fuel. And 3,000 souls buried in dust.

About war wounds and Purple Hearts. About burns, screams and gnarled ankles mangled by metal. I thought about night patrols getting lost in the fog. About students with rifles and machine guns making snap decisions about who lives and who dies. I thought about My Lai and Abu Ghraib. I thought about Gitmo.

About peace and war and innocence lost. A shopping nation sending its youth off to fight, the poorest, the lowest bracket of society, the ones with no other chance, with no leg up and without opportunity. They’re always the ones who bear the brunt of war, who bleed its blood and wallow in its carnage.

I thought about a lot of things. I thought about fear, and asked myself if I was afraid. I thought about duct tape, anthrax and plastic sheeting. The inevitable response or lack thereof from an inept and out of touch government. I thought about a world consumed by terror. By the fear of ghosts and that which is unseen. About living in a world without freedom and with only nightmares. In the bleak year of 1984. I thought about increasing central authority and totatlitarian rule. Dictatorships and Fascists. I thought about how I felt about all of it. Did I even care anymore? I asked myself what I thought about that question a million times over.

I thought about an answer but it never came up. I thought about journalism and media machines. Corrupt polticians, war profiteers and about heaps of gold covered with blood.

I thought about a lot of things since that day. About 3,000 dead. About tens of thousands more. About fear. About life. About death. Some things just make you think.

‘We will not walk in fear’ September 1, 2006

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Repeat it to yourself.

The video version of this Olbermann post, which I originally linked here. (more…)

Notes from around August 31, 2006

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Notes from around Earthtown linked for reading enjoyment. (more…)

A Thursday read August 31, 2006

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Everyone must read the latest column blog by Keith Olbermann on MSNBC. It’s very well written. Frighteningly enough, it’s also right on target.

Post 9/11 Neologies August 17, 2006

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In the five years since 9/11 we have been bombarded with images, words and hints of “terror” and war. Look no further than this week’s intensly overreported airline threat, or “Terror in the Sky” as CNN and MSNBC were calling it, and the Israel-Lebanon conflcit raging in the Middle East right now. (more…)

North Korea links July 24, 2006

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North Korea’s still out there Luckily for us, there exists a wealth of information . . . (more…)

Building collapse suicide? July 10, 2006

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The building collapse in New York City earlier today is intially being blamed on a distraught doctor’s suicide attempt. (more…)

Space shuttles, blogs and stupidity July 4, 2006

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It’s July 4, I am bored as hell. The Sox are on, lame game though, 11 to 0 in the 4th? Go Sox I guess. Perhaps a post will soothe. (more…)

Remembering the Somme July 4, 2006

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Today, July 4, 2006, America’s 230th birthday. Most of us look up at fireworks and remember ideals like freedom, democracy and sacrifice. We remember American war dead and waving flags but for the last three days my mind has been stuck in 1916. (more…)

Fiction fiction everywhere June 28, 2006

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I have been pretty occupied with my fiction lately. So, I thought I would post a short excerpt from a novel I am working on (still). I had fun live blogging the amendment debate yesterday and as I said Robert Byrd was the highlight, he’s so old. (more…)

Clearly clerihew June 26, 2006

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Okay, some more poetry. I have just been messing around a lot lately with different styles and such. The reason I like the Clerihew is that they are freaking easy. No counting syllables (which I loathe–who thought of that crap anyway?), rhythm is irrelevant. All that is required is four lines, the first two and last two rhyme and it starts (usually) with a person’s name. Oh yeah, and it’s supposed to be funny. (more…)

A Thursday morning acrostic June 22, 2006

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An acrostic for your reading enjoyment, so . . . enjoy! (more…)

Points to ponder June 22, 2006

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Just a couple of points to ponder, perhaps someone has something to say about the following two queries. (more…)

Dying in America–Part One May 24, 2006

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I have broken this up into a couple parts. Part One is done. Read on. (more…)

More fake news May 10, 2006

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I am back, with only the fake news. Heh.

Fun and silliness April 24, 2006

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A pointless and fun post for today. Nothing serious is on my mind at the moment, nothing of the world at large anyway.

I was messing around with the quiz/meme site Blogthings. It's really kind of silly. But you can get some interesting answers if you are honest on the quizzes. There were literally hundreds of quizzes of various types on there. The code was screwy though. (more…)

Comcast is com-suck-castic April 17, 2006

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I just have to say. To hell with Comcast. Those people suck. The outage tonight, while short, not only interuptted a post I was writing for this blog. But also interrupted my viewing of a film I have never seen called The Human Stain. That's just annoying.

A gaggle of planes March 30, 2006

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The Air Mobility Command museum at Dover AFB. (Credit: Google Earth).