Smarching

“1st Platoon!  Atten-SHUN!” We all throw our shoulders back and stare straight ahead into nothing.  And we don’t move.  Leaders mill about, thinking about things, looking over their retirement accounts, playing Tetris on their phones.  But we, the little people, just stand there.  Sweating.  Sweat runs in what feels like lightning patterns down my face.  Down…

Ode to Geoffrey (the cat)

  Today is the birthday of the guy who wrote what is thought to be the best poem ever written about a cat.  T.S. Eliot said of Christopher Smart‘s poem this it is”to all other poems about cats what the Iliad is to poems on war.” What really interests me about this poem is the…

DIE-Tunes

I believe I have just witness the beginning of the death of iTunes.  As much as I’ve tried and tried to like iTunes, I can’t express how happy I am to see a true and valid competitor emerge to thwart them.  And, I think this will DESTROY them. Amazon, you rule. Now you can buy…