2002
05.24

My mini-garden in Newcastle (a few flower beds around my home) is doing well. I’m especially excited about my bluebonnets. I had purchased a few bluebonnet seedlings from Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg, TX back in March. They are now blooming in a container and are beautiful! I have both blue flowers and the new Alamo red blooming.

BTW, if you have never seen a red bluebonnet (sounds funny doesn’t it) you are missing out. They are such an incredible rich red color.

2002
05.21

I posted some new thoughts on my politics blog. They really fit better here, but oh well I posted them there. Read it if you want.

2002
05.21

Local Arts Events

    If you live in the OKC area and are an artist, you are invited to the first ever “Artists’ Gathering” at Shekinah Fellowship Church on SW 104th near Santa Fe, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, June 15th. Bring your paints, pencils, or other supplies, or you can chip in $5-10 to use the community’s supplies. For more info, contact me at jmb@jmbzine.com.
2002
05.21

More time flies by, and few posts to this blog. Partially it is because I’m too busy to post, but mostly because I frankly haven’t been that interested in politics this week.

Why?

I don’t know. It is not like me. Part of it is that I can not maintain a perpeptual state of anger. I can vent about that “fascist John Ashcroft” or narrow-minded people like E.K. Gaylord, or even how pathetic of a President Dub-ya is shaping up to be.

But, really it seems futile. Politics, or public policy is really best decided on a local level. Certainly it is a national event if terrorists strike, but in the big picture where I shop and what I buy will influence more than whether I write a nasty letter to a politician or not.

So, this particular section of JMBzine might be on hiatus for awhile. Likely not forever, but for awhile. When I do come back, I will mostly focus on the law, as that is my profession (I’m a paralegal right now and starting law school in August). In the meantime, I think my time would be better spent in deepening my spiritual life, painting a picture, or planting some flowers.

2002
05.13

Music:

    Ok, I lied. I’ll do headlines sometimes. When I feel like it.

  • The Psalters – If you’re going to be @ C-stone, you gotta be there.

    BTW, their website is better than crack. Here’s one choice excerpt…

      Covey© training© morning® seminar©®™

      yes the kettle is on the stove and the water is boiling. Stick your face up close, don’t be shy, breathe the steam sick child…. blow that snot out your nose and neck, clear the chasms, loosen the lungs —you got some yellin to do you’re a psalter and spring is coming.

      So grab that kettle, throw the boiling water out on that greasy floor before you, mop the path straight to your door and with kettle still in hand WALK!!! OUT SIDE!!! nomadic troubadour cry out with clangin kettle , sweepin safety-first salesmen aside with that mcworld maulin muddywater mop puny pilgrim go proclaim with due fear and trembling:

      “coffee aint enough for the comin mourning you cluster bombin, video gamin, bling bling baggin, black gold lobbyin, mega mart mackin, propaganda pimpin, lazy ass lollygaggin sleepers! Wake up, wake up, walk with me….for the kettle is on the stove, and the water is boiling like a ‘screaming brittle siren’”

      then, after a brief respite, get off your steeples post haste, self-righteous vagabonds, and listen for a minute. We got work to do™®©

2002
05.13

2002
05.13

Website news

    Well folks, as you can see I’m having a horrible time keeping this thing updated. Part of the problem is that I’m stressing too much on topical headers and the like. So, to simply things I’m scrubbing them. I’ll keep the three topical blogs (culture, politics, and random) but within those you won’t see anymore headlines. Sorry for the change, but this will help me to just post stuff on the fly instead of waiting for me to get several stories for each category.

    Also, this specific blog is changing it’s name and focus to “Politics & Law.” Most likely it will focus more on law as time goes by and I start law school.

2002
05.12

  • Time: The Matrix Reloads — It’s high kicks, high tech and high concepts, as we peek inside the two Matrix sequels now shooting Down Under
  • MSNBC: Pesticides found on organic produce
  • MSNBC: An interesting story of the unity between the rival Christian sects in Bethleham after the seige of the Church of the Nativity


  • NY Times: So God’s really in the details?
  • AJY sent me this quote…
      [In 1949, L. Ron Hubbard] was invited to address a science-fiction group in Newark hosted by the writer, Sam Moskowitz. ‘Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous,’ he told the meeting. ‘If a man really wanted to make a million dollars, the best way to do it would be to start his own religion.’ – Los Angeles Times, 27 August 1978

    Well it looks like Hubbard succeeded beyond his wildest dreams with his “religion” of scientology Inc..

  • Interesting aerial photographs of airports in this region
  • For Lego collectors and lovers out there, here are some interesting random sites…
  • 2002
    05.12

    Thanks to Kimberly for pointing me to these next two stories…

    2002
    05.12