Friday, January 27, 2006

Frey Breaks

I watched the live telecast on Oprah as she apologized to America for backing Frey when she really wasn't sure what she was talking about (or him for that matter). Frey looked like a little boy sitting on the bench outside the principal's office. A sorry sight in deed. Part of me felt sorry for him. If only he had added one little line..."loosely based on actual events"... his life wouldn't be in another million little pieces.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Precarious Happiness

"I only regret that everybody wants to deprive me of the journal, which is the only steadfast friend I have, the only one which makes my life bearable, because my happiness with human beings is so precarious, my confiding moods rare, and the least sign of non-interest is enough to silence me. In the journal I am at ease." Anais Nin Diaries

Monday, January 16, 2006

Triple Threat

Geena Davis, S. Epatha Merkerson and Queen Latifah were hot at the Golden Globes.

Thursday, January 12, 2006


The world really never ceases to amaze me. It's too bad it's mostly for the bad. I was sent an article today from the Edmonton Sun about a woman in Vancouver who can't work because she developed carpal tunnel syndrome (on the job), a painful ailment brought on by repetitive use of the hands and wrists.

"WorkSafeBC, the former Workers' Compensation Board, acknowledged Anna Palumbo's condition of carpal tunnel syndrome." But they refuse to give her any doe because she falls into the fat category of the BMI.

Hello? Can someone please tell me what her weight has to do with a wrist injury? Unless her job required her doing quartwheels I just don't see the connection. They really should be ashamed of themselves for using her weight as an excuse for being too damn cheap to make a legitimate payout.

People suck (I know poetic isn't it).

Topic Links
* EdmontonSun

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Russia With Love

I learned about two different things at different ends of the spectrum this morning. Almost every Sunday I like to watch a news show simply titled, Sunday Morning. It covers a range of topics from news headlines around the world as well as entertainment. It has many fine qualities the first being it's tone. It's hosted by radio personality Charles Osgood whose voice is both informative and soothing.

Two things struck a cord with me this Sunday Morning. For the first time ever, an exhibit displaying Russian art is making the rounds; it’s currently at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The collection spans 800 years and includes such names as Kandinsky, Kramstoy and Repin. Sunday Morning talked with a few curators involved with the exhibit and provided a slide show of some of the most beautiful and moving work I've ever seen. I was touched by the fact I wasn't the only one seeing these works for the first time. I was also moved to gratitude for Sunday Morning sharing this piece of beauty I'd never get a chance to see otherwise. Here is the CBS news piece on it although unfortunately there are no photos.

I mentioned there was a second end of the spectrum; Hugh Thompson, a helicopter pilot previous interviewed decades earlier about his experience during the Vietnam war. He passed away at the age of 62 so they replayed the earlier interviews. It wasn't so much his passing I found sad but his history. I've heard bits and pieces about the war and have seen the movies but I never heard of My Lai and the Vietnamese massacre. The amount of inhumanity (whatever that means) always amazes me. You can read about Hugh and how he put himself between fleeing refugees and the comrade U.S. solders firing upon them at CBS News.

I have mixed feelings about the rest of the day...


Topic Links

* Visit the New York Guggenheim Museum

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Monday, January 02, 2006

Happy New Year

Here's to a wonderful, successful, painfree and heartache free 2006. I'm definitely going for no seizures or broken bones please.

Best wishes to all!