Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Ways to celebrate living

Adult life is not simple and sweet - we do not allow it to be so. It is easy to generate dozens of reasons why something can't be done, or how my personal condition is tough, inelastic and grim. Frankly, I'm not much interested in comparing who has the life more mired in shit and despair. There's plenty of that around, no need to look far. I'd like to hear from those who've overcome adversity. Let's hear from those who've risen above mediocrity. Please tell us how / why you enjoy or celebrate life.

Friday, December 02, 2005

An Open Letter

To MP Boris Johnson & MP George Galloway

Has the government of George W. Bush sought to wage war on Al Jazeera? Why was the Official Secrets Act invoked recently by Lord Goldsmith - to reaffirm the confidentiality of US-UK discussions, or to coverup maliciousness?

These governments overstate their assertions, refuse to divulge uncertainty, and aggressively promote highly-troubling chauvinistic political policies. They proactively attack their critics.

A vigorous press should be an important counterbalance. But too few people are willing or able to give voice to objections or to provide correctional guidance.

I am not from a British parliamentary constituency. But each of you represents much more: you have been defiant & bold; you've a freshness and special spark, developed in very different political backgrounds.

Together, and uniquely, you two MPs can shine light on this deadly morass.

Bruce Henry Lambert, D.Phil. (Oxon.)
Stockholm, Sweden