For one thing I’m tired. I’ve been working (at my real work) very hard, many deadlines all at once. Between that, working on estate and trust business, and ordinary life activities, I haven’t had a lot of energy left over for blogging. I’ve continued my regular daily reading schedule (the opinion pages of the NYT, WP, Christian Science Monitor, and WSJ, probably 50 blogs). Which brings me to another reason for my slow spell.
Blog posts grow from news, opinion, and other blog posts and it’s been a while since I’ve seen anything worth commenting on. Libya? I’ve said my piece on it. Saving lives is a worthy objective but ends don’t justify means. And, at least to my eyes, the worthy objective recedes from sight as time goes by. Killing 1,000 people to save 100,000 others can, possibly, be justified. Killing 100,000 to save 100,000 can’t.
And I’m a little blue. Some of it is seasonal adjustment, some the economy, some fatigue, some our wars, the tsunami (and subsequent nuclear disaster) in Japan, and so on. It’s just overwhelming.
Over the rest of the day, possibly overflowing into tomorrow, I plan to post a bit on the things I see that are making me feel blue. However, to put things on a brighter footing, here’s something on the theme that cheers me up a bit:
I’m going to keep this post at the top for a while. Scroll down for my later posts: