Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I Believe...

...that turning 49 is no big deal and a birthday that falls in the middle of a work week allows one to make it a week long celebration. And I'm not afraid of turning 50 next year. I hear 50 is the new 49.

...that art with something to say about the world is just plain better than theater that pretends to.

...that "polygamous" means "of, pertaining to, characterized by, or practicing polygamy; polygamic" and "hypergamous" means "the practice among Hindu women of marrying into a caste at least as high as their own." "Caste" is "any of the social divisions into which Hindu society is traditionally divided, each caste having its own privileges and limitations, transferred by inheritance from one generation to the next." More proof that getting into a game of Scrabble with Don Hall is like getting whacked in the balls with a dictionary.

...that people who love America and want to do away with Miranda rights for terrorist SUSPECTS makes me wonder what it is exactly they want to preserve about America that doesn't include equal rights for all.

...that collaboration by an ensemble can lead to some pretty cool things just not attainable by one voice.

...that a man possessing a one hundred dollar bill has no more or less intrinsic worth than the man with a one dollar bill. The possession of rag-paper does not add or subtract to value, but I'd still rather hang out with the man more likely to pay for a round.