Monday, 09/18/2017

O light the candle, John


The birds have sung their last...

ntodd

September 18, 1:32 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Hard to believe the headlines this morning

Days of Heaven:

That was a great compliment the Greeks paid to human life   
When they imagined their gods living as humans do,   
With the same pleasure in love and feasting,   
Headstrong as we are, turbulent, quick to anger,   
Slow to forgive. Just like us, only immortal.   
And now that those gods have proven mortal too   
And heaven and earth can’t be divided,
Every death means a divine occasion
Has been taken from us, a divine perspective,   
Though the loss gets only a line or two in the news.   

Carl Dennis.

ntodd

September 18, 12:51 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Self-reflection Is Hard

I know from personal experience.

Also, too, my company has been struggling with Inclusion of Diversity, addressing race in American society, etc.  Any self-reflection is hard.  We white (men) have a lot of work to do.  And we kinda suck at it in general.  But it must be done.

ntodd

September 18, 12:04 AM in Conscience | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, 09/17/2017

Lord knows, to my surprise


Bein' good isn't always easy, no matter how hard I try.

ntodd

September 17, 9:55 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

I Believe The Constitution Is Our Future

Today is notable, and not just because Ericka and I were supposed to get publicly married on a beach before a rainstorm postponed things for 24 hours:

On the question to agree to the Constitution enrolled in order to be signed. It was agreed to all the States answering ay.
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The members then proceeded to sign the instrument.

Whilst the last members were signing it Doctr. FRANKLIN looking towards the Presidents Chair, at the back of which a rising sun happened to be painted, observed to a few members near him, that Painters had found it difficult to distinguish in their art a rising from a setting sun. I have said he, often and often in the course of the Session, and the vicisitudes of my hopes and fears as to its issue, looked at that behind the President without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting: But now at length I have the happiness to know that it is a rising and not a setting Sun.

The Constitution being signed by all the members except Mr. Randolph, Mr. Mason, and Mr. Gerry who declined giving it the sanction of their names, the Convention dissolved itself by an Adjournment sine die-

But of course, we still operated under the Articles of Confederation (America, not me and Ericka).  So to extend the metaphor, would ratification be when the Republic began to show (or in today's parlance, the sonogram was posted on Facebook)?  And the actual birthday be when Congress first met under the new framework?

Regardless, Happy Constitution Day.  May it be whatever it it aspired to be someday...

ntodd

September 17, 8:39 PM in Constitution, Schmonstitution, Family Life | Permalink | Comments (0)

Life Changes


I've missed quite a few #TBTs of late, so here's a pic germane to this momentous week of memories.

ntodd

September 17, 6:56 PM in Family Life | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, 09/14/2017

Up Your Butt, Jobu


Here's a wild thing: this scene shows Cleveland against Oakland, whose streak record was broken yesterday.

ntodd

September 14, 10:19 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, 09/13/2017

A Black Day


Pax, brother Frank.  Gone way too fucking soon.

ntodd

September 13, 11:49 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)