Random Digressions Blog

Random Digressions

Godspeed Fine Soldiers

Last week in his address to the nation, President George W. Bush suggested that Americans write letters thanking our military. With Independence Day upon us, I think that’s a good idea, and I accept the assignment. Dear Service Members, thanks! You take the missions you’re given and you carry them out. Even if you’re not … Continue reading Godspeed Fine Soldiers

Something Fell Out of My Brain

Every now and then I have a thought or two. Sometimes they just pop right out and drop on the floor in front of me. Periodically I have to sweep them up into a neat little pile. So here they are gathered all together, individual bits of brain droppings with no particular organization. Some are … Continue reading Something Fell Out of My Brain

Dear Dave, You Let Us Down

“Dear Dave, you let us down.” That’s how I would begin a letter to a real guy named Dave whom I never met. He was the target of an elaborate April fools joke, and he didn’t show up. I’m particularly disappointed because I was to play the part of a big shot Los Angeles record … Continue reading Dear Dave, You Let Us Down

Vitamins Confuse Me

I’m confused. That’s not unusual. This time it’s vitamins. A daily multi-vitamin is simple enough. It’s all the other stay-young-lose-weight-bench-press-your-house natural blends. In the old days, an apple a day was all it took. Then came Geritol and One-A-Day. And today we face wide shelves of natural herbal products proclaiming victory over every human frailty–one … Continue reading Vitamins Confuse Me