"There is a Chinese curse which says 'May he live in interesting times.' Like it or not, we live in interesting times. They are times of danger and uncertainty; but they are also more open to the creative energy of men than any other time in history. And everyone here will ultimately be judged -- will ultimately judge himself -- on the effort he has contributed to building a new world society and the extent to which his ideals and goals have shaped that effort."
-- From RFK's "Day of Affirmation" speech.
(I would, of course, include women in the sequel...)
In this week's Dry Martini column, the sky gods laughed.
- This seems timely.
- Recently, I watched the first two Godfather movies for the first time. It has really helped me decode where we are now.
- A job like no other.
- The winters in Oneonta can be pretty extreme. I'll still take them over the risk of "ballistic rocks."
- "Hey, honey? Can I borrow your knitting needles?"
- The rise of the rural.
- Clip and share.
- Breaking Bad News (with bonus John Cleese.)
- I HADN’T FORGOTTEN ABOUT THEM!
"And I’m not ashamed to stand here, in front of six hundred people in this room, and millions more online, and proudly say that I live with mental illness, and that’s okay. I say “with” because even though my mental illness tries its best, it doesn’t control me, it doesn’t define me, and I refuse to be stigmatized by it."
-- Wil Wheaton. You should read the whole thing, especially the bit about the difference between existing and living.
And in case you didn't know: My name is Adrienne Martini. I live with chronic depression and I am not ashamed.
"Like a bloated, portly fake billionaire rolling off a hooker after a hot 45 seconds of passionate sex, Donald Trump’s ardor for Rudy Giuliani seems to have cooled."
-- If nothing else, this era has brought us Rick Wilson's Daily Beast columns. That is not a bad thing.
No "Many things" post today. Running a little behind on pretty much everything. BUT! I do have a column that just went live over at Another Mother Runner. You could read about my (super awesome) Seneca 7, maybe?
"Mr. Trump has definitely, positively never, ever, ever had gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis, chlamydia, the French, Spanish, or English pox, crabs, genital lice, crotch-crickets, Bulgarian junk-rot, the Weeping Cobra, the Gift that Keeps On Giving, Studio 54 Stall Surprise, or Bangkok Fire-Dick. Mr. Trump’s noted fidelity to his wives should put to rest all of these scurrilous rumors. In fact, our laboratory research shows that contact with Mr. Trump’s magnificent body kills all forms of STDs, and also cures scrofula, vertigo, blindness, sleep apnea, and the Jimmy Leg."
-- "BREAKING From Trump’s ‘Doctors’: Most Remarkable Physical Specimen of All Time!" by Rick Wilson. You really need to read the whole thing. It is magnificent.