July 28, 2009
Also born on this day: Soulja Boy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Interesting combination of individuals.
June 23, 2009
Sure, everyone knows that when the going gets weird the weird turn pro, but you may not be aware of these equally excellent but less popular quotes:
“Like most of the others, I was a seeker, a mover, a malcontent, and at times a stupid hell-raiser. I was never idle long enough to do much thinking, but I felt somehow that my instincts were right. I shared a vagrant optimism that some of us were making real progress, that we had taken an honest road, and that the best of us would inevitably make it over the top. At the same time, I shared a dark suspicion that the life we were leading was a lost cause, that we were all actors, kidding ourselves along on a senseless odyssey. It was the tension between these two poles – a restless idealism on one hand and a sense of impending doom on the other – that kept me going.“
- The Rum Diary
“Maybe there is no Heaven. Or maybe this is all pure gibberish — a product of the demented imagination of a lazy drunken hillbilly with a heart full of hate who has found a way to live out where the real winds blow — to sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whisky, and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind except falling in love and not getting arrested…
Res ipsa loquitur. Let the good times roll. “
- The Gonzo Papers, Vol 2.
“The massive, frustrated energies of a mainly young, disillusioned electorate that has long since abandoned the idea that we all have a duty to vote. This is like being told you have a duty to buy a new car, but you have to choose immediately between a Ford and a Chevy.”
- Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail
*The last one was written in 1973. I think the tide is finally turning, 40 years later.
October 13, 2008
I know I’ve been away from the blog for a while, but there have a been good reasons (and a few not-so-good ones, like Notre Dame football games). However, I do promise to resume posting on a more regular basis.
That said, one of the reasons I’ve been absent is a new project. The Kindred Project, to be exact. It is many things – a group that organizes international travel experiences with distinctly personal connections, a group with a mission to open doors to the world and create connections within our multicultural communities, and it is a group that celebrates differences, understanding, and diversity. We are working towards a world where intercultural experiences and global awareness are the basis for informed decisions as voters, consumers, and donors.
As Mark Twain said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
There will be more information (and more regular posts from me in general) soon.
August 28, 2008
It is truly the most wonderful time of the year: college football and Spain’s La Liga both start play this weekend, and next weekend the NFL begins its season as well. And my beloved Notre Dame Fighting Irish take the field a week from Saturday.
Let’s go Irish!
August 13, 2008
Maybe it is because August is vacation month for most of the world, but staying out of the blogging/new media echo chamber is pretty refreshing at the moment.
I think it is making me smarter more original.