First things first:
Your Bloguero is still here. So apparently are you. You might have wished that you and/or your Bloguero would disappear or be somewhere more celestial today, but, alas, there’s bad news, here’s that old keyboard, and the screen, and the chair, and the rest of it. (Warning of coming cliché). Same thing, different day. And that pesky weekly Digest. (Warning of coming cliché). It’s déjà vu all over again.
Lest you think your Bloguero thought there was any chance at all that he would not be here, you’d be sorely mistaken. How, your Bloguero wants to know, could the world end in May, 2011, when the Mayan Calendar extends into 2012? And (Warning of coming insult) how could anybody think that even the end of that venerable calendar would mean the actual end of the world? Your Bloguero has it on good authority that there is an actual, physical day after the “last date” in the calendar (Warning of coming insulting cliché). You can take this to the bank. Nobody, your Bloguero is beginning again to fulminate, is leaving Earth until its inhabitants, and that would include your Bloguero and you, dear reader, clean up their extensive, unremitting, toxic mess.
marked by bad temper, malevolence, or spite
(Warning of coming colloquialism) That would be your Bloguero to a T. And why, you might inquire, is your Bloguero in such pique? Your Bloguero will make believe you didn’t ask that particular question. You, he is sure, do not want to read the 900-page list of what might be called humankind’s “toxic messes” that need immediate, focused attention, rather than this (Warning of coming cliché) “dog ate my homework” scenario where it’s ok just to (Warning of coming cliché) close the door, turn out the lights, and go home (as if this weren’t your planetary home). Your Bloguero wishes to point out that the planet deserves more. A lot more.
The Dream Antilles was relatively quiet this week. Nothing was posted after Sunday. Your Bloguero found himself enmeshed in terrestrial and extraterrestrial concerns. No, he is not going to discuss them here.
Visualizing That Tightrope is so much fun. Your Bloguero put a photo of Philippe Petit crossing a wire between the tops of the World Trade Towers in1974 with the greatest video of “Tightrope” by Janelle Monae. This is just a wonderful music video, and Janelle Monae is a Goddess. Your Bloguero hopes you will check it out.
Your Bloguero broke his usual silence about local, legal issues to post two pieces. The November Judicial Race In Columbia County focuses on the fact that the electorate has no clue what goes on in the Columbia County Courthouse in Hudson, New York, and your Bloguero’s view that this ignorance is a huge problem. And Enough. A Plea To Abolish New York’s Town Courts” looks at the enormous waste and duplication statewide in local, Justice of the Peace courts that really in your Bloguero’s opinion should be closed down. It’s a topic that has emerged time and time again for four decades. Oddly, those who are concerned about deficits and taxes find this multi-million dollar boondoggle invisible. (Irony Warning: maybe they see it and just ignore it? (Warning of coming cliche) Ya think?).
And finally, por que estamas hasta la madre, Demonstrations Called for June 10 in Ciudad Juarez announces that Javier Sicilia and the movement will be marching and demonstrating in Juarez on June 10. (Warning of coming cliché). Be there or be square.
Finally, your Bloguero notes that this Digest was once a weekly feature. Last week’s was supposedly the last of that series of Digests. But just like the end of the world, some things continue regardless of what anyone may predict about them. Or wish for. Your Bloguero, though, needs encouragement. You don’t need to send him money (though you could click the the Donation Box at the Dream Antilles). He’d be happy if after you read this Digest you just clicked the “tip jar” in the comments. That way he’d know that you visited. Hasta pronto.