I'm writing to you from the end of 2008, and I've got one thing on my
mind. Resolutions! That's what I'm talking about. More postcards, for
one. Bush made this resolution for 2005: Make Health Care Fair,
Excellent, and Affordable. That's the thing about resolutions; they
last about a week (maybe two) at the gym, and then it's back to status
quo. The original Latin—in statu quo res erant ante
to "in the state in which things were before the war." The status quo
doesn't seem so bad, does it?
I'm shaking the Magic Eight Ball I got for Hanukkah. No matter what I
ask it, it comes up "Better Not Tell You Now." Okay. I'll wait.
all about waiting—the ten years for my portfolio to recover,
somewhere between 16 and 36 months for the troops to come home, the 37
days, 20 hours, 34 minutes, and 55 seconds for "44" to take office. In
the Grail myth, there's lots of sitting around, waiting for the cure to
be found, brought back, take hold. While the heroes are out defeating
demons and looking for Grails, someone has to sit at home and write it
Oh yes! Resolutions. I'll keep shaking this thing. I'll wait as long as
it takes until it can tell me. As soon as it does, I'll let you know.
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Photo detail on main page courtesy
of The Rocketeer.
Read RB's story, "The Union Forever".
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