The Texas Bohemian

Word artist. Jack of all Trades.

The Third Day, Or…

Maybe, the beginning of the end?

Yesterday was a pleasant day.  The kids were doing well.  We got a little work accomplished outside.  School went well.  Daddy didn’t have to go into bear mode all day.  The TV wasn’t on at all except for an hour with a History Channel show about ancient underwater discoveries.  The little ones were in bed by then and I didn’t pay much attention to the show even though I turned it on.  Nobody else was watching at all.

There were plenty of thoughts in my head yesterday.  One of them sprouted into a full-blown post.  And I pestered the single Yahoo group I’m on now with more musings.  I spent quite a bit of time at my desk scouring news sources for real information.  Life in this tree-lined cage is difficult for someone whose  heart beats to GO.  I drove a long-haul truck a few times just to see the country.  I long for a way to get back on the open road!  …I digress.

The three children who are at this moment down the hall quietly working on math sheets and other school stuff are three beats of the four/four rythm of my heartbeat.  My wife, off at work, rounds out the tune.  Although our household is topsy-tervy compared to the “average” home I am the leader of this little band and hold the greatest responsibility.  As the days go by I grow more concerned about our kids’ future and about what we really should do. Continue reading

June 4, 2008 Posted by | Blather | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

If you’re not worried, you should be!

Read the following article on Alternet. Read it now. Be afraid.

Be very afraid.


America’s Democratic Collapse

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig

Democracy and Elections: In a dramatic speech, Chris Hedges warns that the nation is on the verge of becoming a full-blown corporate state.

http://www.alternet.org/democracy/86973/

These aren’t my words. I couldn’t have said them better, though. They’re a tiny excerpt of the article:

The country I live in today uses the same words to describe itself, the same patriotic symbols and iconography, the same national myths, but only the shell remains. Continue reading

June 4, 2008 Posted by | Politics. | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Do simple people Blog?

Remember the Truman show? Lord how I’d like to be Truman BEFORE he discovered the sham of his existence.

My friend Julie blogged recently about coming in contact with “simple people.” Find her blog here:

http://jewlsntexas.blogspot.com/2008/06/oppositional-fears.html

I don’t mean “simple people” in a derogatory or hateful way, only as a way to explain how their lives differ from my own. Maybe I should say “common people.” But that doesn’t exactly work since *I* am a “common person.” I am a Prol, a member of the “little people,” part of the “Great Unwashed.” But my brain works different than those whom I have called “simple” people. Continue reading

June 4, 2008 Posted by | Religion | , , , , | 2 Comments