Greater Productivity Has Been Cancelled Today

Since we are taking care of the smaller productivity of fighting blog wars over how op relate to each other by writing essay after essay about it, I thought I would throw one in to say that this shit has pretty much ruled out me writing what I was hoping would be a semi-important essay on, like, trying to effect political change and roll back the oncoming tide of tyranny and injustice. Well as possible in the relatively minor fiefdom of the blogosphere.

So anyone who was looking for something like that today…sorry.

We are working out how to be decent human beings on blogs instead.

Just as important in its own small way, but it is always a bit disappointing when we have to stop and do this shit. On the other hand, it is exactly thios kind of shit that keeps the world and our nation and humans in general from making real progress, so I can’t say it is MUCH less important.

Ok, I’ll go back to figuring out how to be a good blog daddy now.


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  1. in the universe have “Daddy” issues that is one door you so don’t want to open.

    Be patient with the kindergarten class, they will need a nap at some piont…

    • oculus on November 28, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    take on the recent news the Iraq government and the U.S. executive branch have agreed on U.S. military’s indefinite stay in Iraq and allocation of oil.  

    • Martiki on November 28, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    write the blog you had originally planned on writing.  I’m tired of reading about the fighting!  (I know, I can go elsewhere if I don’t like what’s being said!)

    • Metta on November 28, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    I’ve already read too much computer screen for the the day.  I’m waiting on a new glasses prescription and my eyes are twitching.  I have to go away and think about whether or not “civility” is an important ingredient for a progressive movement.

    I think you are doing a good job considering what is going on.  Parenting is a hard job!  My kids always seemed happier with known limits even if they fought them.  As for creating boundaries, it’s hard to know what’s important and what’s arbitrary when the emotions start getting involved.  A good rule of thumb, it’s usually okay if it doesn’t hurt others, oneself, or belongings.  I think of kids whose parents decided they were never going to tell them “no”.  As you probably know,  that’s not so good.  

    I’m in your inter-tubes, waitin’ for a sign!              

  2. and Armando found his heart.

    Now we just need to figure out what to do with this big ball of courage and why all those weird goblins are staring at us.

  3. in a room at the Annapolis conference.  Oh, wait…there’s not much hope for progress towards peace there either. Sigh… (Sorry, just had a “snark moment–I’m over it now).

    Hang in there buhdy–every great blog has its Meta days 😉

  4. The time invested in your children is always rewarded back to you a thousand fold.  I know it’s hard to imagine during climes like these so you’ll just have to take my word for it.  I had a terrible time with my teen daughter last year, many things happened…too many to list….always treated her with love and respect and ta da…one day she showed up and she was a decent human being again 😉  Sometimes I ask for patience and a deeper understanding and all I get is the opportunity to gain patience and deeper understanding.

  5. remarkable job. mean it. more good was dome letting that slug fest happen (it will peter out soon I think) than you can possible know.

    I worked with Intel for a time – the company that makes computer chips. I asked what their secret to success was. No shit – this is what Andy Grove (then head) told me:

    And these 2 rules have never been broken in over 30 odd years:

    (1) If you are even 1 minute late to a meeting you are not allowed to attend – each conference room has a huge clock

    (2) If during an argument people hold in anything – even if it means screaming – it is not considered successful.

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