Saturday, November 3, 2012



Thursday, November 1, 2012


We have this remarkable man in our midst. All the things we have felt about rd him exist in a cloud that surrounds him.

A cloud?

Rosy pink? Well, he and Hillary live far, far apart, but aren't they still a remarkable -- yes -- an amazing couple?

Infidelity -- what he did with that pretty girl -- what it cost him, and us, in terms of hope, faith, fidelity, truth -- isn't it still grey with dark spots?

His brilliant mind -- all that, that's sky blue -- his ability to gather, sift and sort information and facts, and create pathways -- and yes, lead the way. He leads the way and gets us walking on the road to a hopeful future.

Even though he looks tired, Bill knows how to talk, how to state and sell -- more than sell -- promote realities. Like a preacher he is -- once he gets started, he won't let go till he's finished sermonizing, and sums it up into a powerful phrase you can't help holding onto.

What power he has no matter what he does -- he does whatever it is, better, I think, than any politician, any leader, any celebrity in the world.

But he does looks older. You wonder if he's okay -- he's had a lot of heart surgery. Say his name and you think busy, busy love life -- you're remembering Jennifer, Monika, and Paula what's-her-name he played around with, while he and Hillary were physically living together.

Is he still sleeping around? How does he manage with that huge schedule of hugely important things he's supporting?

Lust, and personal fulfillment drove him in all the years that we've known him, and now -- do they still drive him now?

Right now he doesn't look like a man who can meet someone at a party, go home with her, and take her to bed. He seems almost too frail.

And Hillary, right now -- she's not frail, but her inconsistent hairdo, her facial expressions -- to me,  she seems weary, and unsure of herself.

Even so -- even when they're thousands of miles apart -- she's his spine, he's her spine. If he and she decide to do more about running the county ... Well, they'll do it -- he'll ignite like he did -- when was it, last week?

Yes, he'll fire us up.

Maybe I need to think that, whether it's really true or not. Thanks for giving me that Bill.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


On the HLN Channel, OH MY -- double, triple, heavy-duty toil -- by the commentators.  (It's a national television network, a spinoff of CNN, that focuses on the “must-see, must-share” stories of the day.)

Jane Velez-Mitchell, wonderful blonde streaks in her hair, is sexy-delectable -- peppy, passionate, fearlessly friendly, outspoken, and opinionated about who committed the crime, killed, abused, or might be responsible for the latest victim. Over and over, in the course of a segment, she relates the clues, the horror, her shock, sympathy and who-dunnit suppositions.

Hip hip hurray! Jane's clear-speaking, entertaining, worth watching.

Nancy Grace is the oh-so-wise, so knowing, so doomful judge, jury, prosecutor, with I KNOW I'M RIGHT in her voice, as she melds bits of information that prove her instinctive conviction about the "suspect."  Oh yes, Nancy is righteously right, and stand-up straight, confident. Retaining the look the makeup that professionals gave her when she was dancing on Dancing With The Stars, a happily married mother of twins, with thousands of cases she's judged under her belt, Nancy KNOWS.

Hooray! Nancy hypnotically convinces you that her perception of what's right and wrong is the only valid perception.

Dr. Drew -- the wise, urbane, non-judgmental doctor -- there he is, stirring the ingredients of the latest rumor news -- mixing it, whipping it up into a psychoanalytical revelation -- spicing it up with simplistic sexual connotations -- adding his own manly understanding of what makes a person tick -- clearly you can trust this friendly, unpretentious, exceptionally observant, open-minded doc who modestly admits, every so often, that he's highly trained.

Applause -- for Drew's practical, logical perspective on current cultural realities, that advises us on how to tolerate what's going on, and remain objective, no matter what.

Um, what was it yesterday?  Rihanna dating the guy who beat her up? "Co-dependency!" said Jane. Nancy was teary-eyed over the latest missing or murdered baby, while Drew was comforting a formerly famous celebrity who'd just revealed that she was sexually abused.

What a trio, how conveniently entertaining, and repetitive -- perfect for dinner time -- miss a minute here or there, and you still know what's going on, despite interruptions by phone-caller-fans, who ramble on about how they adore Jane-Nancy-Drew, how they tune in every day.

With praise pouring into the potful, the yummy stew of tragedy, passion, violence -- oh my!

It's double trouble to digest -- and not feel -- even though for us, none of it is very real.

Sunday, October 28, 2012


Em teases John Cullum for being a computer dunce. He can repair car motors, watches, appliances.. What is it about his computer that turns him off?

 John figures the upgrades are driving him crazy. Just as he learns a routine, it gets changed.

Em mentions her YouTube, and Google grievances -- the basic things have become more complicated and at the same time, more limited.

It bothers John that when he gets stuck he has to visit Em, to get whatever it is fixed, so that he can continue searching for something he wants to buy online.