Tuesday, November 28, 2006

An example of when we should NOT work together

In short: The Baker/Hamilton Iraq study group. I am sorry I forget my source but
someone said "they will check their egos at the door". Does that mean their
superegos as well?


People are very prejudiced toward different people than they.
Oh why oh why can we not work together? I am learning this year to be nonjudgemental
toward almost everyone ( except in politics-there are groups of people whome I
HATE in politics because I thoroughly believe they are evil and hurting the planet.
But I am trying to learn how to tone down my anger and discuss things in a more rational manner).
It freaks me out how many war criminals out there who truly love their family.

Sunday, November 26, 2006


"American Gods" by Neil Gaimon

This book was ever so much more serious. My favorite character was
"Whiskey Jack". He seemed to be saying, don't forget the land...
Now I see many polytheists putting gods first before the land. They say we are not
an earth based religion. Hmmm. I seem to remember many of those Pagans in the
past were only quite willing to pollute the earth too just as much as industrialists
today. Now I quite agree "Pagan" is not the best word for us because it is too
broad, vague, and insulting. But I prefer that to "Reconstructionist".
I am not saying the gods are not important. It is high time the monotheists
realize the old gods are being revived again; and that we much prefer the polytheist
way of looking at things. We believe in all of the gods, although we choose to worship a specific pantheon. I am not speaking here of Wiccans and witches, neither of which I know much about. (I am not saying I do not like the Wiccans and witches. I think
we "Recons" owe them a great debt).

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

the midwest...

Am reading "American Gods" (this thing will not italicize).
This book is hysterical. I an halfway through and so homesick
for Wisconsin! Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in Pepin, WI.
Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, IL. That says a lot about the midwest...
Hmmm I have never seen purple loostrife honey for sale in New England.
The most organic we get is clover honey.
Gabe, I wanted to give you a marble I got for free at the farmer's market in Madison.
I am so sorry I never gave it to you...


Happy Thanksgiving Gabe
wherever you are...

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

umm.. I don't know...

I don't know what it means to be Jewish, Pagan, autistic, female,
American, anymore. I have lost myself and don't know where I am...
I had a wicked bad education. The subject matter was great but the
teachers didn't know the slightest how to reach me. I have since
learned from that I learn mostly
kinesthetically, that is, hands on. I call this method jumping off a cliff,
swimming in deep water, or trial by error. It is the only way I can learn.
I do not like thinking because I never get things done. I just do.
The only time I prefer theory is when I am doing research because
my memory is like an encyclopedia.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

after the election...

same old, same old...