Saturday, December 19, 2009

Morning walk in -11.6C / 11.12F temp. Burr!

The weather has gotten cold. We have snow and ice. Crisp air and light wind. It is perfect for the season. We like it. We have gotten some very nice Christmas cards from family and friends. It is great to hear from them. We have been invited to spend Christmas Eve with some local friends, but Neta and I think we would like to spend this night alone together and watch a movie. Maybe "To Kill a Mockingbird". That is a great movie. Our friend Tom Hurley has talked about seeing the new movie "Avatar" at the IMAX theater. I am jealous. Don't have one nearby.

I read Tom Hurley's Blog about writing to one's senators and I can see how frustrating it is. I just read an interesting article about Ralph Nader's new novel. Whatever your political persuasion or what you might think of Ralph Nader his novel "Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us" seems like an interesting read. Basically, it takes citizen groups to make changes in government. But it also takes time and money. Most people are too busy working to try to change things in government. The social movements of the 60's and 70's worked because people were involved. It is hard to imagine that happening today. So in comes a super rich grass roots organizer. Hear is a link to the article:

Interesting idea.

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