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March 19, 2008

It's Called Success
Wednesday. So, yesterday I awoke late feeling crappy and writing about it and now this morning I'm up early having run by the local hospital for a routine blood test that I've been putting off; having read the paper over breakfast at the usual place; sitting home now at the computer thinking life is pretty good and the head sinus thing is only a head sinus thing, after all, and not the end of the world. Go figure. Maybe because it's overcast? Maybe because I had two flasks of sake last night, the equivalent of two glasses of wine, and got to bed about the same time as the night before and slept like the dead? Any of this make sense? No. Well, at least we're on the same page.

Yesterday I was reading the New York Times letters to the editor section and noticed all of the letters printed referencing the Times recent series marking the fifth anniversary of the war castigated the Times for publishing articles and opinions written by people who'd been so very wrong in their facts and arguments when they were advocating going to war in the first place. It's interesting that all of the letter response to their series took their writers and pundits to task, took the Times to task, for not publishing writers with better records.

This has been an ongoing debate in the media: why listen to people who claim to know what they're saying pontificate today on the war when they were so clearly off the mark when they were straight faced promoting the war in the first place? Who, in the main, don't admit to their earlier mistakes?

Thinking about these letters I (naturally) wondered if anyone had registered the domain name and it turned out (as I suspected, who'd, after all, want it?) no one had. So I registered it. The world needs a web site that lists well known writers, pundits and their publications with links to their prior articles promoting this (said then) along side their articles now spinning that (says now). Will I do anything with it? Probably not. Who knows? Might be fun. People might recommend writers and their before and after articles to such a site. Is this domain one day going to be worth money? No, of course not, but I kinda like the idea and, given the cost, it provides a lot of pleasurable bang for the buck.

You seem easy to amuse.

It's called success.

The photograph was taken Saturday at the San Francisco St. Patrick's Day parade with a Nikon D3 mounted with a 24 -70mm f 2.8 Nikkor G lens at 1/1600th second, f 2.8, ISO 200.