It’s only when you look at an ant through a magnifying glass on a sunny day, that you realize how often they burst into flames.
January 31, 2007
January 7, 2007
“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” – Sinclair Lewis
See American Fascists by Chris Hedges (2006) for current thoughts on this topic.
January 3, 2007
Fran and I went to the Post Office the day after Thanksgiving, to apply for passports. Fran needed a totally new passport because her old one had expired long ago. Mine was eligible for renewal. Fran’s old passport had been issued in Canada under a different name. But they included it with her application anyhow. I also submitted my passport with my renewal application.
Shortly before Christmas we received Fran’s new passport. It’s now after New Year’s and we’re in 2007, and I am still waiting (they cashed my check long ago). Well, what can we make of this? Maybe somebody’s been watching out, and I don’t think it’s Santa Claus. Perhaps someone’s actually reading my material and paying attention to my actions. Let’s look at this way, that I’m offering an educational opportunity for someone, gratis (if we don’t count that it’s coming out of our taxes, yours and mine).
I’ll update this post, whenever the situation changes.
(Passport came today, January 8, only (?) three weeks delayed from Fran’s — not quite twice as long a time)