Dug the Dog - from Up

On Chasing The Squirrels Of Language…

I’ve been trying to imagine the steps I might take to make something similar ever since I saw the incredible image below over on the Twisted Sifter blog. Unfortunately, it has since become painfully clear that creating something like that requires far greater focus than my mere fascination with language and obsessive/compulsive tendencies give me…

Johnny Cash - You Can Have It All (thumb)

Elephant’s Memory…

I bookmarked this video a long time age. I’m very thankful that a rerun of the Criminal MindsElephant’s Memory episode reminded me of it. I can think of no better ‘reflection’ for the mood I’ve been in lately…

Philadelphia Freedom! (small)

Philadelphia Freedom!

Philadelphia Freedom may not be my favorite Elton John song, but it holds a special place in my heart because it came out during the winter of My International Incident in Panama…

I didn’t actually hear the song until after I returned to the states in February of 1976, but it will always stand as a reminder of just how good it felt to be back home again, and, not to mention, free!

F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Test Of A First Rate Intelligence

The Return Of Lawrence O’Donnell

I am not a big fan of television news. Don’t get me wrong, I do check in now and then just to check on the weather and to make sure I won’t be the last guy on earth to know the world is ending, but, as a general rule, I find the news to be just too damned depressing to watch for more than a few minutes at a time.

But there are a couple of “voices” on the news that I really like listening to, even though we may disagree on so many things. One of them is Rachel Maddow, and the other is Lawrence O’Donnell. I may avoid the heavily left-leaning MSNBC throughout the day as much as I avoid all the rest, but I try to at least check-in once or twice during at evening just to see what’s up with those two.

The thing is, though I’d been checking-in as regularly as usual, I just kept missing Mr. O’Donnell over the last couple of months somehow – that is, until last night…