Monday, August 27, 2007

Just another evening in August

It figures. What do I see in the news but that Idaho Senator Larry Craig, was arrested at the Minneapolis airport for lewd behavior in the airport bathroom. Great.

And speaking of politicians who have trouble managing their sex lives, Bill Clinton is going to appear on Oprah to promote his new book, although this one is not about his life (he already sold that story). This book is about "philanthropy and civic action," according to the article. Noble topics. Hopefully it will promote philanthropy and civic action where it is needed most.

A guard at a nuclear facility was found asleep on the job. Homeland security…

On the bright side: There will be a total lunar eclipse tomorrow night. If I were an astronomy die-hard and didn’t have to go to work the next day, I’d stay up and watch it. Or get up at 3 a.m. However, that isn’t my style, being a night person. I’ll watch for awesome photos instead.

And C has been playing Dave Brubeck’s newest CD, "Indian Summer," which is magnificent. Go out and get it. Pour a glass of wine, sit back, listen…

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Indian Summer
These are the days when birds come back,
A very few, a bird or two,
To take a backward look.

These are the days when skies put on
The old, old sophistries of June,
-A blue and gold mistake.

Oh, fraud that cannot cheat the bee,
Almost thy plausibility
Induces my belief,

Till ranks of seeds their witness bear,
And softly through the altered air
Hurries a timid leaf!

Oh, sacrament of summer days,
Oh, last communion in the haze,
Permit a child to join,

Thy sacred emblems to partake,
Thy consecrated bread to break,
Taste thine immortal wine!
~ Emily Dickinson

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