A week of bread and circuses. Pan y toros. The shiny object of March Madness on four networks (CBS, TBS, TNT, TruTV) attempts to eclipse world shaking nuclear disaster in Japan and the initial steps toward US involvement in yet another war, this time in Libya. Lost in the fray: a judge temporarily enjoined Wisconsin’s union buster law. And the moon is closest to earth since 1992.
This week your bloguero was distracted. And he wasn’t prolific. Or poetic. As of Friday night, there wasn’t a single new Haiku on the site. So your bloguero wrote an apologetic one just for this Digest:
Your bloguero is slothful,
At 4 am Saturday that helped your bloguero scrape enough rust off his iron manacles to escape at least temporarily from his ennui.
So the week ended early Saturday with a Haiku. At 4 am the moon demanded nothing less.
War Du Jour, Part III notes that the US’s involvement in supposedly preventing violence to Libyan rebels with armed force is an engraved invitation to a quagmire in North Africa, and it’s potentially the start of a third, simultaneous US war with no end. Apparently the PTB think that photos of Obama’s Brazil visit will convince the world that the US isn’t really pulling the strings in Libya. Believe that? There’s a bridge…
A Beautiful Day To Die notes your bloguero’s despair and concern about the enormous nuclear disaster in Japan. Your bloguero really does not want anyone to be irradiated. Including particulartly himself. He would like the planet to thrive. That doesn’t seem possible in a world with earthquakes, tsunamis and nuclear power plants.
The duck, Tricky Duck (or maybe one of his grandchildren), has returned, El Pato Ha Vuelto. The annual return of the traveler to the pond, a journey that began decades ago when the original mallard who would be named Tricky Duck was mailed from an Iowa poultry farm to Blue Seal Seed and Feed in Chatham, NY, and came home with me. An annual event, marking the start of Spring in earnest.
Your bloguero notes that this Digest is a weekly feature of the Port Writers Alliance and is supposed to be posted early Sunday morning. Yes, he knows it’s again Saturday. Your bloguero, it turns out, likes to post on Saturday. See you next week if the creek don’t rise on
Sunday Saturday early.
Have a wonderful weekend.