After spending my entire Saturday without leaving the house and without producing any positive benefit to society other than a humorless digression about vegetables, I think that an appropriate Recycled Post of the Week is the one that I wrote in May 2006, called “It’s Not Laziness, It’s Intense Contemplation“. If you have time to get off your sofa and turn on your computer, then take a look.
The other day I was watching a cooking show, and the chef was brutally dissecting the most innocent of vegetables with the utmost speed, dexterity, and with the least sign of remorse. This got me to thinking how I am increasingly concerned about what I perceive to be a widespread and socially acceptable cruelty towards plants in general and vegetables in particular. Continue reading
For the past week I have had house guests and the last one finally left yesterday. Now that it’s just me, myself, and I, and I am home all alone on a Friday night, I have finally realized something important about myself.
During the week, I am a total bastard. I am mean spirited, short-tempered, unwavering, confrontational, ill-mannered, aggressive, two-faced, both hypercritical and hypocritical, synical and sarcastic, disingenuous, ungenerous, deaf to others, self-centered and conceited, narrow-minded, anti-social, obsessive-compulsive, bureaucratic, and a horder of cookies. But when I arrive back to my empty house on a Friday night with the prospect of being all alone all weekend long, I go through a profound metamorphosis and let my “True Colors” shine through. Continue reading
The last couple of days, I have had the song “Safety Dance” in my head. Of course you know what song I am talking about. “S-A-F-E-T-Y” Dance, the 80s, Men Without Hats, MTV! Yeps, everyone knows that song, right?
Well, apparently not. Continue reading
So here is my first Recycled Post of the Week: “Time to Meander“. I wrote the post in November 2006 and then followed it up with “Meandering” about how I had searched for the proper Spanish translation of the word.
Previously, I used to have smaller thumbnail images that went with each post and if you clicked them, you’d land on a page where I’d put a quote that went along with the image and the post. The “Time to Meander” post’s image had the following quote from Michael Ondaatje:
The first sentence of every novel should be: ‘Trust me, this will take time but there is order here, very faint, very human.’ Meander if you want to get to town.
Recently, many of my posts have been rather too politically-centric and simply less “fun”. Last night I decided to run through some of my older Digressions and found that I used to write funny and interesting stuff that some of my more recent readers (both of them) probably have never gotten to.
Next, I got to thinking about the environment and what I could do to help. So I put two and two together and thought that it would be nice to start recycling and move towards a more sustainable world of blog posts. With all of this in mind, I have decided to run a weekly sustainable “Recycled” post series — kind of a “Do you remember” / “Nostalgia” thing for the Grave Error Tree Huggers out there. Yes, I know what you are all thinking, Continue reading