Friday, January 27, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
What We Can't Imagine
She was sitting in speech therapy holding a photo of a wooden chair and staring intently at it. She was trying, almost desperately, to describe what she was looking at.
"Spoon," she said again.
Angie Glenn, her speech therapist, a young woman of good humor and great patience, corrected her, "No, Gabby, not a spoon," she said, "It's something you sit in. You sit in a . . ."
"Spoon," Gabby said.
The next photo in Angie's pile was of a lamp.
"Yes, yes, yes," Gabby recognized it, but couldn't produce the word.
Angie provided a hint, "You turn on the . ."
Gabby stared at the picture on the table in front of her.
"Cheeseburger," she said, finally. She knew that wasn't it.
That's about when I entered the room, bearing tulips, which I presented to Gabby with a light kiss. It was the eve of Valentine's Day.
I asked her, "What kind of flowers are these?"
"Chicken," she told me.
In case any of you thought 2011 was a tough year.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
When Mitt Romney Came to Town
a) purchases a company
b) borrows tons of money in that company's name
c) steals all of the borrowed money
d) shuts the company down and fires all of its employees
Well, it's actually more complicated, but not much. This is not about creating real value. It's corporate cannibalism. In a sane society, it would be illegal and result in prison.
If only every American could see this piece. It's not perfect, but it's more truth than fiction.
By the way, Romney has now stated that American concerns about economic disparity is nothing but "envy."