A few weeks ago a longtime friend told me
that they grind their teeth when they sleep. All of a sudden
I start seeing stories in the paper about it and then just
the other day somebody else told me they do it.
So here's my question: Is it heightened awareness,
growing trend or cosmic convergence? I mean, this is far
from the first time this sort of thing has happened in my
What's The Deal?
OK, so you've noticed. The world is a wonderfully
interconnected place. Why do you think Tom DeLay is getting
his comeuppance, along with all those Enron scofflaws? It's
the same kind of karma, if you really think about it.
Do you believe life is a series of random
events? A lot of people do. Yet there's no end to the possibilities
when you hit that moment of clarity and realize: you get
back what you give. The love you take is equal to
the love you make.
McCartney was right. Corny but true.
We can discount the "growing trend"
theory as a bit arrogant. The world has always had its proportion
of teeth grinders and to suggest that current times are
prone to more of this nasty nocturnal proclivity is to forget
that the '60s and '80s were also very turbulent. As were
the '20s, '30s and '40s. Even the '50s had their moments.
And the '90s had Reagan.
To suggest that the modern era is more
conducive to teeth grinding would be a mistakenly narcissistic
I think it's mostly a case of the other
two that story in the paper might have passed you
by if not for your friends. Even so, don't miss the synchronicity.
A while back you said that elections
have consequences when somebody asked about Judge
Roberts and the Supreme Court. So how about Alito?
Judge Or Judge Not
My opinion remains the same: Elections
do have consequences and next time the American
electorate would be wise to pay a little more heed.
The world will be a long time digging itself out
of the mess created by the last two national elections.
As for Alito, Bush and the rest
of them, all I can say is look out planet Earth,
here comes the military-industrial complex roaring
toward us down the track.