Have The Terrorists Won?

When Americans can buy cheap Rubik's Cube Rip-offs - the terrorists have won.

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A Bird From The Bush

Why do I fear that in a week, George will be giving America his salute he was caught working on in the past. Check the link.

I Got Nothing

Well folks, today I have almost nothing worthy of even submitting this post. But wanted to let people know I'm alive, still trying to figure out what the next step in life is, and wondering why we are even considering either canidate for next week's election. Don't get me wrong, they are probably both qualified people, but I have grown tired of only hearing attacks on each other, and nothing about what they are going to do to make my life better.

In other news, I saw a report about a paprika scare in Europe. To the American who has never spent time in a European food store, you probably think this is not that big of a deal. But after six years of living in Germany, I know differently. Over there they put paprika on everything snacky. To dumb it down for you, that would be like America having to pull everything with "Cool Ranch" flavors.

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Life Doesn't Immitate Art

This week I learned that real life isn't always like you see on the television. I've spent some time in a courtroom, and I can tell you it sure isn't like Judge Judy.

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Do They Know?

It has been too long since a group of musicians got to gether to help feed the world. In fact twenty years after Band Aid got together, they are doing it again. Yep, Sir Bob, Bono, and others are joining with some new friends to rerecord the hit, "Do They Know It's Christmas." I just hope that Bananarama, Paul Young, and Andrew Ridgeley get their invitations.

Currently listinging to: A midi of the song from this site.


Two More Weeks

Well folks, people have already begun to cast their votes, and recently I have been in a couple discussions about my views on the voting process, and who the votes should be cast for. I've been debating on putting a few thoughts up on this blog, but before I do, I thought I would direct you to this site and encourage you to watch the video. Then come back in a couple days and see if I've been brave enough to post my thoughts on things.

Until then, the only thing I will say (or type) that could cause some of my readers to leave is....... I hope the Astros knock the Cardinals out of a chance for the World Series.

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Just Sayin' Hi

I'm back from the road, and got nothing newsworth to say right now. I do have a nasty cough, and if anyone has any good home remidies, let me know.


Traversing Michigan

Well, I write from Ann Arbor today, where I am visiting a former student. The last couple days I've been visiting a few BFA alumni here in Michigan. It has been fun, but at the same time it makes me miss my time at BFA. But after I read an email today from a current student, I was reminded of the reasons I left, and the fact that changes that need to be made there are not happening.

While I've been visiting these students, I've also been able to catch a couple concerts. In fact I'm getting to see two of my favorite artists in a span of three days. A couple nights ago, I saw Martyn Joseph play in Grand Rapids. Although the crowd was small, he played like he was playing to a sold out audience. He played quite a range of his music, from some of his older stuff, to his newest album.

Tonight we are catching Bill Mallonee in concert. If the many past shows of his are any indication, tonight's performance should be top notch. If you haven't picked up his latest album, you better. I've been playing as I've traveled these Michigan highways and backroads.

Oh, and if you are looking for a good movie, you might want to check out Shaun Of The Dead. I will say that it might offend a couple people with a little bit of language and British humour. So if you can't take either of those you might want to see another film. But if you find the British take on things funny, and are looking for a romatic comdey with zombies, this is the film for you. I found myself laughing quite a bit, including a few times when no one else was, as they didn't get some of the jokes.

Well that is your movie and music tips for today.

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Political Stuff

Just a couple things in the way of politics.

1. If you haven't registered to vote yet, do it now. Time is almost up.
2. CBS isn't the only network to publish false reports.
3. Start doing some serious research about the different (or not so different) candidates. Don't just take the three second sound clips from the news as your only source. Search the web. Spend some time learning for yourself, and making a choice by yourself, not what your parents, church, town, or favorite musician might tell you.
4. Remember to keep a sense of humor about it all too.

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