Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Is my dog,
Earlier tonite,
She pooped like
A plog.
What is the question?
Well, don't bother askin!

Pling, pling, ping, and pling.
Whither will the nose go?

S0uth, north and west.
Pitying the best.

Sorry for the charlie.
Worry for tomorrie.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Peloponnesian War-War

Okay, I thought it might be cool to characterize my relationship with Donald Kagan's The Peloponnesian War as a war, ergo, the War-War.

I'm sure there must've been days there when the place-names and the people-names were such a blur, that I considered the reading somewhat as a war.

Never-the-less, I've been missing my war ever since I closed its final pages... That the war ended seems something of a Greek Tragedy. And yet, well, history echoes.

The amazing thing is how modern the greek world was. Of course distances were miniaturized but that's sort of the point. But in reality, they were a world engaged in new technology, the trieme, and trying to use it to expand their philosophy. Sometimes the parallels with 2008 are actually jaw-dropping. And considering the reverses of time, makes me a little less pessimistic about our own times, however pessimistic our own times might be. (Slightly smiley face...).