Doc points to Michael O’Connor Clarke’s commentary on the President’s interview by Barbara Walters. I checked out the ABC transcript, at least to preserve my inner dialog’s pretext of fairness. sigh. Four years… balance? I have no balance. I’m going back to selling water by the river.
Doug at Erehwon Notebook muses: I find myself wondering if I’m finding some sort of balance, or did I just get old and tired? I can’t speak for you personally, but from my point of view I lean towards balance. I remember being told the ‘great things’ were expected from me. But then, maybe I’m old and tired … I’d like to choose balance for my final category Alex.
There is a lot of good stuff over there, have a look around.
There is a lot of good stuff all over the place. I find myself nodding, or thinking about things I read through the several dozen blogs I circulate past every couple of days. Not counting links from them. It seems like I seldom put those things on blivet, at least not nearly as much as I would have eight months ago. Maybe I am consciously trying not to ‘me too’ things. Maybe I’m trying to find my voice in a time of ennui. I dunno. I don’t think I’m old, though I’d never have thought I’d say that 45 was young. I do know I’m tired. Hopefully the doctor’s appointment on Friday will get the ball rolling towards treatment for this long term sleep apnea. perchance to dream…
Mountain Meadows Massacre (Utah)
from the Got Caliche? list
http://www.sltrib.com/01212001/commenta/64241.htm This is the relevant text of the summary of a forensic study on bones taken from a Mountain Meadows massacre grave.
http://www.sltrib.com:80/01212001/nation_w/64404.htm A new forensic study lends credence to Paiute Indian claims that the tribe did not participate in the infamous Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857 to the extent history has recorded. Utah American Indian officials say they are pleased with implications of the new evidence for the Paiute Tribe. Prepared by researchers at the University of Utah Department of Anthropology, the 200-page skeletal-trauma analysis was delivered in July to Brigham Young University’s Office of Public Archaeology for inclusion in a final report to state history officials. The report represents the first scientific analysis of a crime of civil terrorism that has few parallels in modern American history.
http://www.sltrib.com/01212001/utah/utah.htm Few people in Utah territory were brave enough to ask hard questions about the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre, but George Hicks was one. Hicks’ raw candor and questioning eventually got him excommunicated, but he also is remembered as one of Utah’s greatest folksingers. His song, “Once I Lived in Cottonwood,” is a classic satire of the hardships of pioneering in the harsh “Dixie” landscape, where “the red hills of November/Looked the same in May.”