blowing leaves . . .the shiny hearseturns the corner
original photo-haiku here
mountain spring–in my cupped handpine needles
original photo haiku here
Black Friday –out shoppingfor stretch-waist jeans
Mike at Crime & Federalism states that “unlike the left, we Federalists are diverse.” Since no ideology can have an answer for every problem, thoughtful persons often escape the confines of ideo-labels.– and, of course, so do practitioners of hypocrisy and “cafeteria” expediency. And, Mike:- Lefties come in different flavors, too, even if some — as in every cult — only spout one brand of orthodoxy.
- Sometimes, government action actually preserves individual liberty. At other times, it helps ensure that individuals don’t use liberty to harm other people. No mantra has all the answers.
If the hearse haiku above seemed too dismal, I suggest reading The Hearse You Came in On, thefirst novel in Tim Cockey’s enjoyable series featuring Hitchcock Sewell, undertaker and reluctant sleuth.Traditional GrinchEsq Musing: In a country where you don’t have to wait for some guy on a camel or donkey to arrive to have a shopping day; and where almost everybody already owns too many things; why do we have a “Holiday Shopping Season” kicked off by a ridiculous stampede, and then give so many and such expensive gifts on a day meant to celebrate a saviour, or love, or one’s heritage?
November 26, 2004
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