"When faced with a problem you do not understand,
do any part of it you do understand; then look at it again."
~(Robert A. Heinlein - "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress")

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Sunday, December 09, 2012

"I'll be back."

  ~The Terminator (1984)

I rather doubt that my entrance will be nearly as dramatic as the one it made, when it kept its promise a few minutes later.

It's been almost a solid month since my last post ("Things could be worse!"), which was a "whistling past the graveyard" effort to disguise the fact that, since the election, I've slipped into the blackest depression in memory.

But, there's only so long that one just stay in a hole and cover it over him. This mess will be with us for years now, and I'll just have to live with it.

I'm a bit burnt out over politics now (for some unfathomable reason), although I'll eventually get back to that.

I'm going to try and catch up on some movies (if you look at the "Categories" list in the left column, click on "Movies", and wade through the results, you'll discover my true passion.

I'm also considering a post or two on hank Williams songs. While I've never been married, I've seen plenty of other people's marriages. and while most are good, more than a few can be described perfectly by his songs ...
      "I remember when you were nice and sweet.
      "Things have changed; you'd rather fight than eat!"
        (Middle verse of "Long Gone Daddy".)

See! There's a whole world of things to write about that are far less depressing than politics. I just need to get to it.

A couple of days after I posted "Things ...", I got this email from a former boss of mine whom I'm proud to consider one of my very best friends ...
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Paul,

Some of your posts are really good so don't stop! 

But how did a Texas Hill Country boy, from the heart of German rational liberalism get to where your views are today - don't answer that?

Your friend, Bryan
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Well, to answer what he said not to, I got to where my views are today because I learned!

But, as to his advice on posting, who am I to argue with his logic?  The fact is he is simply one of the smartest people I have ever known. 

And he knows it. :-)
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1 comment:

GW said...

Paul - I share your depression and, indeed, let my blog slip for a month for the same reason.

Regardless, here is something I think you in particular might find interesting - a vision of the future circa 2030, as humans and machine begin to mesh. Its fascinating - and it is not the dream of a sci-fi writer, its the estimate of intel analysts.

http://rt.com/usa/news/us-2030-report-global-757/

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