new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Friday, August 12, 2011

paula kirby on rick perry

on the washington post's on faith

rick perry embodies the tragedy and the scandal of the modern united states. a country that has led the world, dominated global economics, politics, even science - but which is turning its back on reason and rushing headlong to embrace a new dark ages, in which superstition is not only followed, but hallowed. a country which could be great, but which is rapidly turning itself into an embarrassment, the laughing stock of the developed world. 

there is no magic friend. there is only us. we are not perfect, we are not all-powerful, we are not infallible; but we are all we have. no amount of wailing to an empty sky (to borrow a friend’s expression) is going to solve a thing. and the very least we have the right to demand of our would-be leaders is that they proceed on the basis of reason and intellect, and that they don’t simply sacrifice our futures to the imagined whims of fictional ghosts and goblins, myths and magic, spells and potions, demons and deities. it is time to grow up, rick perry. if you lack rational proposals for the solution of america’s problems, what makes you think you’re fit to be its leader? 

the entire piece here.

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