Cecil the Lion

July 31st, 2015 → 5:43 am

“The poor [lion] that we tread upon
In corporal sufferance finds a pang as great
As when a giant dies.”  – Measure for Measure

Like the rest of the world, I am horrified by the killing of Cecil the Lion by the insensitive, psychopathic Walter Palmer.  I honestly do not understand why big game hunters are actually proud of killing beautiful, endangered animals; how can they hug their dead bodies and pose next to them smiling?!?  I literally do not understand such barbarity; images of it online make my stomach turn.  R.I.P. Cecil and the thousands of your brethren shot every year, the majority of the world’s empathy is with you.

Filed under: Blog & Stupid/Evil People


July 19th, 2015 → 6:10 am

“Honour, riches, marriage-blessing,
Long continuance, and increasing,
Hourly joys be still upon you!”  – Tempest

We’re off to the West Coast for a family wedding.  Newlyweds…they’re always so cute, and so naive…

Filed under: Blog & Other & Self/My Life

That Elusive Ingredient in International Negotiations

July 16th, 2015 → 5:59 am

“What trust is in these times?”  – Henry IV, Part II

Trust – it’s the missing ingredient in the eurozone negotiations with Greece.  It never made much of an appearance in the nuclear negotiations with Iran.  I’ve read that the majority of spouses don’t trust their partners.  Whaa??  Has there always been this little trust in the world, and how did I miss it before now?

Filed under: Blog & Other & Politics/Politicians

Donald Trump

July 12th, 2015 → 6:06 am

“A gentleman that loves to hear himself talk,
and will speak more in a minute than he will stand to in a month.”  – Romeo and Juliet

The only problem with the above quote is that it refers to Trump as a gentleman.

Filed under: Blog & Politics/Politicians & Stupid/Evil People

Moving & Childbirth

July 8th, 2015 → 5:42 am

“Unarm, Eros.  The long day’s task is done
And we must sleep.”  – Antony and Cleopatra

So we moved to a new house this week.  And it has been exhausting.  I’ve come to liken the process of moving to the process of childbirth.  You forget how bad it is until you’re actually in the middle of it, and then you think, why did I do this??  Both were for, in the end, my son.  The things we do for our kids, right?

Filed under: Blog & Self/My Life