Friday, September 23, 2005
On Autumn Equinox
Worries about the future
And the present
Cloud my heart.
Sunday, September 18, 2005
“Regard the moon”
-TS Eliot, “Rhapsody on a Windy Night”
I stand outside my dorm at night
And regard the moon.
Framed by trees.
It is a perfect night for this-
Not too hot, not too cold.
I regard the moon,
Which was here before I was, and shall be after I cease to be
And my worries seem so insignificant
Law school, papers due, tests-
All pale in comparison to the beauty of this late September moon.
Sunday, September 11, 2005
Walking to the Cafeteria
An early September afternoon-
I walk to the cafeteria.
The day is balmy-pleasantly warm, not much breeze.
The sunlight is clear and bright.
What a great day to be alive!
Sunday, September 04, 2005
Thoughts on Katrina
And the conduct of some of the residents. OK, I can see taking food, water, medicine, etc, but how the hell is a TV set a necessity. Not to mention rape, and shooting the people trying to help them. Disgraceful. I hope that anyone committing a crime will be shot on sight. We can do without people who would take advantage of a situation like this. And before anyone accueses me or racism, let me say that I would find this kind of conduct disgraceful if it were being done by blacks, or whites, or Asians, or Hispanics, or little green men from Mars. Race is not the issue here, conduct is.
I am heartened to see, however, the great outpouring of help from the American people. If you can (and, if you can afford an Internet connection, you probably can), please donate to an aid organization such as the Red Cross. Let's show everyone that we as a people are basically good, idiotic administrations and barbarians notwithstanding.
In Other News: Rehnquist kicked the bucket. Just what we need, another Bush appointee. At least with him we'll just be trading conservative for conservative, so it won't upset the balance of the Court the way O'Connor's replacement will.