Monday, April 30, 2007

A Tale of Two Georges

It's been a rather trying week, my drooges. Exhausting, painful, busy - the whole nine yards.

In times like this, I find myself listening to a lot of George Harrison. It's uncanny. The guy really had an amazing knack for taking the saddest topics (namely death, dying and all the heartbreaks that can lead to it and follow it), yet his music fills you with so much hope. He's like The Secret Beatle. Historically, he's never the one you hear of first, but perhaps the deepest and most sincere of them all.

If you don't already own a copy, treat yourself to George's masterpiece: All Things Must Pass. It really is a work of art. It's the perfect embodiment of his spirit, optimism and amazing talent. Look into it!

Anyway, it's been a messy week. The good news is that I've been spending a lot of time with family during this time, seeing old faces and talking with people I haven't seen in ages. It really grounds you.

That's all. I don't really have much else to say at the moment. But I'll leave you with two pictures. One is of George Harrison. The other is of my Grandma, holding my baby cousin (technically, I guess he's my second cousin) Philip George. His friends just call him Little George though.

So here are two Georges that are helping me keep my head this week. Maybe they'll do the same for you?

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Stephen Hawking Can Fly!

This is the coolest thing I've seen in a long time.

Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned astrophysicist (who also happens to suffer from a degenerative, irreversible motor neurone disease) fulfilled a lifelong dream today: he flew for 25 seconds in Zero G weightlessness. This guy is easily one of the most brilliant people on the planet, but he can't even move a muscle on his own. He's completely paralyzed.

Dude seems pretty unflappable about that, though. If you need any proof as to how he felt about the flight, just take a look at the photo below and this quote from the guy who runs the Zero G program: "He was grinning the entire time." (Obviously, he still retains some small, but essential muscle control.)

And if you think homeboy is stopping there, you're sadly mistaken. He's already working on his next destination: SPACE! "Space, here I come," he said immediately after the Zero G flight. Apparently Richard Branson is going to hook him up with a low level space flight!

There's a lesson to be learned here. Don't ever let anyone tell you can't do something, or that something is impossible. If that happens, just think of the picture below.

This story fills me with an unbelievable amount of hope, which is rare for me. If you, or someone you know, is having a bad day, week, year or even life, read this story or pass it along. If you don't find it amazingly uplifting and inspirational, you might want to seek the help of a professional. Click HERE for the full story (and below). Cool video footage there too.

Just look at this picture!!!!

Friday, April 20, 2007

One Down, Forty-Nine To Go

You know, I've always loved cheddar cheese. Maple syrup. Ben and Jerry's ice cream. Mountains. All the great resources of the state of Vermont.

But who knew I'd one day appreciate Vermont for their political initiative?

Well, brudders and sistas, that day is here.

The Vermont Senate calls for the impeachment of Bush!


People talk a lot of game on the subject of The Decider in Chief (myself included), but bless those Vermontians who strapped on their Birkenstocks and marched down to their senator's office (or put on their Birkenstocks and then got online to send their senator an email) to get the ball rolling!

Sure, it's a non-binding agreement, but let's just enjoy this for a few minutes, okay?

Check out the full story HERE. And here's a little blurb to whet your apetitite:

Vermont senators voted Friday to call for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, saying their actions in Iraq and the U.S. "raise serious questions of constitutionality."

The non-binding resolution was approved 16-9 without debate -- all six Republicans in the chamber at the time and three Democrats voted against it. The resolution was the latest, symbolic, effort in the state to impeach Bush. In March, 40 towns in the state known for its liberal leaning voted in favor of similar, non-binding resolutions at their annual meetings. State lawmakers in Wisconsin and Washington have also pushed for similar resolutions.

The resolution says Bush and Cheney's actions in the U.S. and abroad, including in Iraq, "raise serious questions of constitutionality, statutory legality, and abuse of the public trust."

I know it may not look like it, but this is a veritable maelstrom of political activity!

Friday, April 06, 2007



Stop reading this and GO SEE IT!!!!!!