Monthly Archives: October 2008

Quote of the Day

Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble. -William Shakespeare

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All Hallows Eve

Because I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me;
The carriage held but just ourselves
And Immortality.

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A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user. -Theodore Roosevelt

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Undecided

by David Sedaris

I don’t know that it was always this way, but, for as long as I can remember, just as we move into the final weeks of the Presidential campaign the focus shifts to the undecided voters. “Who are they?” the news anchors ask. “And how might they determine the outcome of this election?”

Then you’ll see this man or woman— someone, I always think, who looks very happy to be on TV. “Well, Charlie,” they say, “I’ve gone back and forth on the issues and whatnot, but I just can’t seem to make up my mind!” Some insist that there’s very little difference between candidate A and candidate B. Others claim that they’re with A on defense and health care but are leaning toward B when it comes to the economy.

I look at these people and can’t quite believe that they exist. Are they professional actors? I wonder. Or are they simply laymen who want a lot of attention?

To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. “Can I interest you in the chicken?” she asks. “Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?”

To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.

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The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight

The state of the world has actually gotten worse since this production.
Where DO we go from here?

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For 90 percent of the world, sustainability is a matter of survival. -Cameron Sinclair

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Building a Better World

There are so many things we can do. You don’t have to design for change.
You can just vote for it.

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