Poets often live on the edge. This one, (see story below) climbs volcanoes. Thoughts, and prayers go out to him. Come home safe.
Please click on the link, from CNN News:
I hope everything turns out alright. Perhaps he just wanted some much-needed solitude, and he's on his way back.
I don't know about all of you kids out there in the Blogosphere, but I am pretty tired of folks bashing on President Obama! It's been 100 days, not 300, give the guy a chance!
"Swine Flu" indeed--now it's called H1N1, because pork producers are worried about how "Swine Flu" sounds, and are concerned they will unfairly lose sales, and profits.....Maybe if we actually raised animals correctly, instead of on filthy, cruel "factory farms", we would not be(again!) in this situation(what do I mean--again?--see the 1970's:We began "factory-farming" shortly before that outbreak. Factory farms are notoriously unclean, and the animals are under tremendous stress, and then must be heavily medicated with antibiotics, etc. to fight all the infections. So then we humans become more and more "resistant" to antibiotics, which leads to super-germs--both bacteria, and heavy-duty viruses--which are even harder to treat than bacteria!)). Hit Collin Kelley's blog, and scroll down for his video of the "Swine Flu" vaccine-propaganda(a PSA) from that time. It is, as he says, "unintentionally hilarious".
What's NOT so funny, kids: I remember the vaccine caused many people to become permanently paralyzed, and there were some deaths from the vaccine, too! Whew.
Finally, I hope all of you who are affected by the economic downturn will continue to have faith that we will all soon be out of this, and moving upward, and onward. Look for a special post tomorrow, where I'll be publishing the words of someone else--a woman I knew many years ago, in college--Susan--who e-mailed me very recently(she found me through this blog)about her life.