Archive for October 2006

Ryan and Reese

October 30th, 2006 — 2:45pm

I thought I’d only blog about BIG issues like the grotesque war in Iraq or the dwindling of the world’s fresh water supply. But I have to admit, in between caring about what is real and important, I also read gossip rags (maybe to take a break from what is real and important). So I was not in the least surprised today to read that Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon and her husband, the actor Ryan Phillipe, are getting divorced.

Any time I’ve ever seen a picture of the guy he exuded rage. When Witherspoon won a Golden Globe award for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in “Walk the Line”, he smacked her on the butt so hard she nearly fell over. He later said he was drunk. Maybe. But whatever he was, he was also pissed she won.

Anger that deep is sometimes hard to hide. Even for an actor.

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YouTube – Free Hugs

October 27th, 2006 — 6:46am

I loved this videp:

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Ban Goody Bags

October 8th, 2006 — 6:44pm

Do I sound like Scrooge? I detest the goody bags people seem obliged to give at their kids’ parties. Plastic bags filled with cheap plastic crap, made in sweatshops in China. Kids are excited for 5 seconds, which is all it takes for them to realize that what they have is, indeed, crap, and they abandon it and move on (leaving behind yet more unnecessary clutter).

This year, a bunch of parents from my childrens’ school gave a big joint birthday party for the 6 kids in their class who are turning 7 and 8 this Fall. And guess what? No goody bags. The parents were grateful and the kids dealt with it. Let’s hear it for sanity.

We have, however, made a CD for our kids’ good friends, filled with our sons’ favorite songs — Monster Mash, Pollution (Tom Lehrer), Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah (Allan Sherman), Egyptian Reggae (Jonathan Richman), and a dozen others.

Share music, I say, not plastic!

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