Flash Fiction Fridays
- 100 DAYS – 100 STORIES 2010
- Current Affairs
- MY WORK
TagsA Death in The Family At Swim Two Birds Barthes BASS Black Swan Green Blindness BLOGGING Borges Calvino Clockwork Orange Confrontation Consolation of Philosophy Cormac McCarthy DeLillo EDUCATION Faulkner Flatland Geronimo Sandoval Glimmer Train Henderson The Rain King if on a winter's night a traveler Ishiguro Jamestown Kundera Life of Pi LITERATURE Margaret Atwood Marquez Master and Margarita Munro Murakami Peter Taylor Plato Ploughshares POETRY provinces of night REALITY St. Augustine Steinbeck Suttree The Unbearable Lightness of Being Tropic of Cancer Updike William Gay WRITING
"I will breakfast from the cupboard where uneaten dreams are kept"
"I foresee the successful future of a very mediocre society."
Category Archives: CURRENT AFFAIRS
I don’t care about the political connections or the somewhat obscene amounts of money paid out; it became the norm and hopefully this can change across all sectors, not just in the business world. WASHINGTON – Lawrence H. Summers, the … Continue reading
This is likely why people get all screwed up over statistics: The unemployment rate and related data are calculated based on a monthly survey of about 60,000 U.S. households. The survey asks a series of questions to determine whether household … Continue reading
While I’ve never really thought along the same lines as anyone else I knew or anything I’d read, it wasn’t just a spirit of rebellion or a stubborn streak I don’t think. I’d like to say it’s just a different … Continue reading
Basically I don’t believe in stimulus packages because under the current economy, most folks either use it to pay bills or to save it in case of potential need. And, via taxes, we’re going to have to pay it back … Continue reading
I love this, from the BBC News: “It is a crisis caused and encouraged by the irrational behaviour of white people with blue eyes,” the president said, “who before the crisis appeared to know everything, but are now showing that … Continue reading
Interesting article in the New Scientist that intimates that if the global warming don’t get ya, a plasma storm will. Interesting article here: Space Storm Alert: 90 Seconds from Catastrophe.
Still on the subject of corporate pay, I’m seeking answers to the problem from my little bit of knowledge of keeping up on current affairs and from my small experience as a shareholder (not in AIG thank God). Many employees … Continue reading
(NOTE: I keep updating this post because despite my best intentions to drop this whole matter I can’t get it out of my mind.) It’s hard not to like President Obama, he’s down-to-earth, humorous, intelligent, and silver-tongued. Even as I … Continue reading
Well, they did it. I am deeply saddened and find this action truly immoral.
I think I’m beginning to finally understand the concept of political correctness. In a Democratic administration, flub-ups are properly called “problems in a key relationship” whereas in a Republican reign, these are called lies, incompetence, and cover-ups. Got it.
Actually a very productive day; shoe repair, laundry, emissions, grocery and bank and then, a few hours spent watching the committee grill Edward Liddy, the CEO of AIG. Overall impression of Mr. Liddy is that he was extremely professional, intelligent, … Continue reading
According to the news, investors who suffered losses due to Madoff’s fraudulent business practices and who paid taxes on phantom gains will be able to reclaim some of that tax money from the government (as is just and fair). Reading … Continue reading
Okay, so maybe in the heat of reading about the executive bonus pay of 160 million I (and the rest of America, except perhaps for the executive wives and families) get a bit overexcited about seeking justice. I’m sorry I … Continue reading
I don’t know why I read this political tripe anymore, except I suppose to get it from the most direct source. The designated spokesman answers a few reader questions and voiced worries: “Karen from Newell, AL wrote “I am a … Continue reading