Really tired the last few days, not sure why. Did see two good movies today Page One about the New York Times ***; and the fascinating and weird Exit Through the Gift Shop ***1/2. Also watched the first episode of “The F Word”, I think I have seen it already. Amazon Prime streaming is cool, but can be spotty in the evening on my PS3 so far, but some great stuff on it. Especially documentaries.
I am a Unitarian Universalist, I really think that the celibacy vow for priests and nuns is outdated and the history of it is so the Catholic Church can gain land.
I did like that Pope John Paul II working for the poor and for hope.
But, Pope Benedict is a disaster. Now he is going after nuns because they support Obamacare, because they want to see more people get healthcare. Don’t go after nuns for the strange anti-abortion, anti-family planning doctrines of the church. Almost all Catholics use birth control, American Catholics have politics across the board.
Nuns take a vow of poverty, they take a vow of chastity, the work for the poor and social justice. These are the words and works of Jesus. I wish I could say the Pope would apologize for his silly comments but I don’t think that is going to happen. Until the Church in Rome works for social justice and stops fighting for silly politics, Catholicism is going to continue to wane in America. As a Unitarian who is used to extreme congregationalism and huge amounts of congregational choice the whole idea of the power of Rome frankly confuses me. Here is the NYT column by Nicholas Kristof that started my rant, “We Are All Nuns.” In the fight of nuns vs. the Church, I am with the nuns.
What do you think?
My poetry name is Ed2D2. It’s funny when I first decided to post every day was unsure about ed2d2.com or ed2dq.com, I thought Ed2D2 was a little too silly, too on the nose geeky. Guess what I am a geek, being on the nose geeky is a good thing.
Now, I am not so sure and thinking I want to register and switch the blog to ed2d2.com, I think it’s just easier to remember. Nothing wrong with ed2dq.com, but it doesn’t roll off the tongue the same way.
And after all it is my poetry name, I think it’s good branding.
What do you think?
(To House of the Rising Sun)
There is a cat in Westbrook town,
They call the Squiggy Squig
He’ll wake you up a 3am,
but you forgive the adorable Squig.
When you take a shower he waits,
On the side of the tub.
Waiting for you to be done.
Then he’ll lick all over the shower curtain.
In the House of the Squiggy Squig.
When someone new comes in the house,
Squiggy will hunt them out.
You better give him some petting time,
you’re in the House of the Squiggy Squig.
And you love to see this cat,
With the off center nosemark.
It’s cute it’s black, and again so cute.
Welcome to the House of the Squiggy Squig.
You’re in the house of the Squigggy Squiiiigggg.
And here is the original song if you don’t know, remember it from the Animals.
My wife Lanna loves hotels, they just make her happy.
I thought that when I went for my MBA that consulting sounded like it would be amazing, getting to travel all around and see places. I love to visit places, but hotels, I find them strange and transitional places. I feel like they are full of ghosts.
Weirdest experience I had with this was at a small hotel on the 2nd floor in Southwest Harbor, ME (near Bar Harbor) .. Woke up around 3am, and it felt like it was full of ghosts. Of course it is possible I was just weirded about by the tanning beds here but it felt strange.
I also love my nest. Having my stuff around, having my bed, having my cats, books, computer …
It’s weird, I love to travel, I love to be places, but hotels I have always just found them strange.
Anyone else feel the same?