18 July 2010

Hurricane

This is probably one of my favorite Dylan songs. Nothing tops "My Back Pages" of course, but this one is pretty damn good too.

Slowly, but surely, I'm getting the packing done for my 'vacation' to D-ville.  Actually I'll be accompanying the parentals to the hospital on Wednesday and then taking care of things at home after we bring Daddy home. (He's getting a couple kidney stones removed. Fun fun.) I'll be back up this way to go to a couple book clubs. I've never been to Kankakee's book club, and generally I can't fit it into my schedule, but summer hours make for more opportunities like this, so I'm taking advantage.

Speaking of taking advantage, I also hope to make use of Jenni's pool while I'm in the Vegas.

I guess that means I better shave.

14 July 2010

Kundalini Express

I once got an @reply from Wil Wheaton on twitter.

Today, I got a direct message from Brent Spiner:



Odd that the only famous people to acknowledge me online were both Star Trek alums. Or maybe it's awesome. *raised eyebrow*

context

Disclaimer

Despite philosophical differences, all major world religions have the same potential to create good human beings.

Dalai Lama on Twitter.


I knew there was a reason I always felt an affinity for Buddhism: of all the world religions, including my own, it is perhaps the most logical. I recently bought a book of stories that the Buddha told, called The Buddha Said . . .  It should make for an interesting read if I ever get around to it. Too bad most people, especially those advocates of their own religions, don't understand the truth of the Dalai Lama's statement above. On the other hand, most adherents to religion (of any variety) are so shitty at it that they don't become good human beings anyway, so perhaps the numbers are against our dear man in orange here.  *sigh* The world may be as awesome as the Discovery Channel claims (and it is) but it's still pretty fucked up too.