Rather than the usual bluster about how the world is a mess, i will simply toss a few viddys, a few pieces of art and some quotes at you.
BTW, you’ll notice i don’t write as much about finances as i used to. That’s because there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel, despite what Mr. Heller said in the above video. The economy is still in a somewhat fragile state, but not as bad as it was when things first started to fall apart in earnest in late 2007, and things in that vein are much improved since the money market run that happened in mid September.
Could also be that i am a very focused individual, and since I’m out of work, I’m focused on fixing that issue.
First Picture; The Calumny of Apelles, by Sandro Botticelli
Second Picture; one of Katsushika Hokusai’s 36 views of Mount Fuji series, this being #2 in the series, at least in the list by the people at wikimedia commons.
Third and Final Picture is a close-up of the signatures on the Constitution. The document might not be perfect, and it might not be art, but i like it.
That’s about it from me. A second viddy, a few quotes, and I am done.
The second viddy is from Bill Moyers Journal, speaking about torture.
That’s it for me. Later.
Today’s Nuggets, Via Marksquotes: All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. James Madison
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it. Thomas Paine
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. John Adams
It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn. George Washington