Happy Birthday, Thought Oven!

One year ago today, I first fired up this oven. It was, as it is tonight, New Year’s Eve. Here’s what I had to say about that. In a few minutes, I will fly off to the ancient, exotic land of my ancestors. So, you could say I’m traveling to the past this New Year’s…

Happy and Suffering: Gary Talks Back!

My friend Gary responds to my four-part series of musings on happiness and suffering (Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV) wherein I used him as a foil, because he just happens to hold the opposing view. [disclaimer: these remarks are not to be construed as a full rebuttal from Gary. He sent…

The Worst Lie

My poet friend Garcia (another recovering lawyer who really should have a blog, preferably a comedy-oriented one) says: “I love you” is the worst possible lie. Hm. Not a bad candidate, I have to agree. But is it really the worst?  What about “I wouldn’t lie to you” or “you’re special” or “this gun isn’t…

Bit of Boredom

I just heard yet another person bitch about how stupid the title “Quantum of Solace” is.  Really? Is it all that much worse than, like “Octopussy”?  At least “Quantum of Solace” has all real words. What’s this sudden expectation of elegance based on, anyway? Incidentally, the movie was less than stellar.  Don’t get me wrong,…

Misplaced Demands: The Bridge Loan and Wage Cuts

Yesterday, I posted an entry questioning whether a bridge loan/ rescue package from the federal taxpayers to the auto industry giants was warranted. Grace from Michigan commented that ordinary people in Michigan, who work for these companies and have essentially been struggling through a recession for several years, really could use a hand. Moreover, she…