Bad News: One of my very fave TV shows, Life, is in grave danger of being cancelled, mainly due to lack of promotion by NBC. If you don’t know Life, it’s the story of an L.A. cop who does 12 years in prison for a triple murder he didn’t commit and was framed for. In prison, he takes up Zen, in order to mentally survive. When he’s finally exonerated, he gets his job back - and the episodes revolve around his quirky Zen approach to solving crime, often driving his fellow cops and the precinct Captain nuts. It’s a great show (with a terrific cast) that’s head and shoulders above all the other crime and CSI shows, which have been devolving into yuck fests, trying to outdo each other with gory special effects and bizarre violent deaths. So, here’s how you can help turn this into Good News! Go to this website for the Kansas City Star and vote for Life!!
Good News, maybe: It’s still too soon to tell about the nasty Internet worm. I turned my computer on as cautiously as possible this morning. Okay, so there’s no way push a button that’s any different one way or another, but you know what I mean. Is this worm another Y2K? Or the computer equivalent of a direct asteroid hit? I don’t know and, frankly Scarlet, without my morning joe…
Bad News: I parked my vehicle next to a car that was riddled with bullet holes. Made me very nervous…
Good News: The bullet holes turned out to be fake decals. No, I did not try, like Thomas the Apostle, to examine them physically. I saw that one of them was starting to peel away. But they looked very real. How do I know that – that they looked real? By watching Life, of course. And I was relieved that I hadn’t parked next to a guy that someone shot at. The question remains, who would put bullet hole decals on their car? More Good News: The turkey vultures are back full force now. Did you know that there is a support group for them? If you love turkey vultures like I love turkey vultures, then have I got a website for you! http://vulturesociety.homestead.com
And one last bit of Good News: I saw a bright yellow male goldfinch yesterday. Full mating plumage! Be still my heart!
Well, I think I will wrap this up on all these good news notes, and go make that coffee. Hope your day is shaping up nicely, too.
The Cloud Messenger (Meghadūta) is a lyric poem by the respected Indian poet, Kālidāsa. The poem centers around a yaksa in exile. Longing for his beloved, waiting for him on a Himalayan mountain, he asks a cloud to take a message to her. The sights he tells the cloud it will see on its way make up most of the poem.
The idea of recording observations appeals to me. I thought The Cloud Messenger was the perfect title for a blog about the journey that we all make as we move through our days.
I'm a baby boomer who grew up dancing in the streets of Detroit during the classic Motown years, lived beside the Rocky Mountains for many years, now retired and living (and writing full time) in S. Ontario. I have one blog for rock 'n' roll oldies, and one for nature, poetry and life along the Lake.