Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Stream of consciousness

I haven't done this in awhile, so here is a stream-of-consciousness blog post. I'm writing whatever comes into my mind while I type. 

If you are a news junkie and you're not watching the PBS "NewsHour," you're missing the best nightly news program on television. Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill just conducted the best interview with President Obama that I have seen this year. Tough, pointed questions.

I like the show because it delves beyond the headlines and doesn't give you sound bites or shouting.

Boy, this Syria situation is tough. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Hard to stand by and watch fellow human beings get gassed. And yet, we've done it before. Sigh.

I'm hungry. Nothing sounds good. Nothing. Isn't that terrible?

Wonder where I put that DVD? Oh, well. I guess it will turn up eventually.

I've got to get going on this book I've checked out from the library. I think it's due early next week. Wonder when the person who checked out the Natalie Wood book will return it? I'm ready to read it.

 Heh, heh. My friend Dean posted this quote from the silver-tongued social studies teacher Steve Hensley:

"Do you remember the Midway at the Tennessee Valley Fair? That was where they had the freak show tents. I don't think there are any freak shows anymore. There is no need. The whole world has become a freak show." 

If I ever get to host a late-night talk show, Steve will be a weekly guest. 

Think I'll spin some wax on the turntable tonight. Mel Torme, maybe. "New York State of Mind." 

Some folks like to get away, take a holiday from the neighborhood...

OK, I guess I better stir up something to eat. 


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