July 20th, 2005

don't fear death

hungry?

i have to go to the grocery today. i hate to go to the grocery. i only go for soy milk and orange juice. i do the rest of my shopping at the thursday farmer's market.
i fell asleep last night watching a UN interview on Niger. i know it will seriously depress me to go to the grocery while 3.5 million people are starving to death there. the food americans toss out every day would be enough to save the lives of these children. you would think Niger was a planet away judging by the world's response to their pleas for help.

i don't understand why people can wonderfully come together and raise millions for the tsunami, but when crisis strikes in africa most people do not even know of it. what is so different from a tsunami and famine from draught and locusts?

niger
don't fear death

never enough...

i listen to Folk Alley at work. often i hear songs i have never before heard...this morning i heard one that brought tears to my eyes.... i had never heard of Michael Fracasso, but now i am ordering the CD with this song....

Never Enough
Big red sun is going down
pack your bags and leave this town
drive across the ponchartrain
the longest bridge
start again
never enough
never enough
of what you wanted
to feel the wind against your face
to never stay just in one place
to hear the songs of the king of soul
to have it all
and lose control
never enough
never enough
never enough
of what you wanted
sweetheart i know these things may come and go again
this time be sure
don't let them tear your heart away from you
a book of pictures
in black and white
a favorite poem
hand that writes
someone to love
who loves you back
for all you are
and all you lack
never enough
never enough
never enough
of what you wanted
sweetheart i know these things they come and go again
this time be sure don't let them tear your heart away from you
a full house with a rock and roll band
long neck beers
guitars in hand
close your eyes
clench your fist
sing the blues and all of this
never enough
never enough
never enough
of what you wanted
never enough...never enough....never enough
of what you wanted
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don't fear death

vote for the sugar tax ;)

i am not a supporter of our food stamp system. bleeding heart liberal that i am, there should be strict rules and enforcements for recipients. there should be a time limit based upon efforts and reasonable time for bettering oneself through education and training. further, some purchases should be absolutely, positively not allowed. after all, it is my tax money going toward these purchases, my tax money that pays for rotten teeth and health problems. and my tax money that goes toward newly initiated government programs for obese youth. i should have more of a say.
woman in front of me at grocery: 4 gallons of ice cream, 2 sticky syrupy stuff for on top of the ice cream, several large bags of chips, over processed frozen dinners, cases of Chex soda, ramen noodles galore, pig's something or other in a jar, a last minute handful of candy bars, a large box of sugary cereal, disgusting hot dogs, buns and a big jar of strawberry jelly.
purchased with, yes, ladies and gentlemen, your money - the louisiana purchase card.
not one apple, one carton of juice...not a granola bar...no grains.... absolutely nothing worth putting in a child's mouth and growing system at all.
grrrrrrrrr......