time for love
enough for me
it advice? Is it opinion? Or is it simply the monthly rant of a
pompous, over-the-hill windbag? Whatever it is, it's been happening
without fail since our very first year, 2001, when GZO Jones contacted
us from his Brazilian retreat and hinted at a literary pedigree
that reaches back to the Beats. So we offered him the job and he's
amused us while remaining pithy and religiously reliable ever since.
Plus, he works really cheap.
Did you go to church over the holidays?
God is good
Depends on your definition of church. And
in my book, each man, woman and child defines their own.
But you seem to be asking if I took part
in "organized" religion the kind that has
brought more problems to human history than any other thing
of which I can think.
That I did not do.
I played my oboe, drank some middle-shelf
scotch, found time for some children I know. I ate some
damn good food, got some exercise and initiated some contact
with far-flung loved ones.
That's church enough for me.
I'm well into my 40s and dating a much
younger man. Am I kidding myself?
Young At Heart
My only advice is to enjoy the ride.
If the wheels come off, keep on moving
and don't forget to back up the memory banks. Humans
are fascinating creatures and you'll have known one
more during your stay on this big blue marble we call
Any predictions for the New Year?
I generally don't make predictions.
People only pay attention when you're wrong.
However, let me prognosticate
this: If the ones with all the money don't start
sharing with the ones without, society as we know
it is bound to become an increasing slice of hell.
And by sharing I don't mean a few
tax-deductible donations whenever there's a natural
disaster. I'm talking about obscene salaries for
top executives, tax breaks for the wealthy, shrinking
pensions, unaffordable health care and castigating
the impoverished besides those sorts of things.