His, Yours, Mine & Ours. The news reader and classical music CD cover reader said this today: “ President Bush seeking support for his Iraq policy…” His Iraq policy? Shouldn’t that be our Iraq policy? If the Iraq policy is ‘his’, what is ‘yours’? What side would your side be?
Icons at 10,000 Radios. Early in December,for one day and one hour, I worked at a large commercial cabinetmaking shop. There were about forty people working on the floor. In the assembly area were some odd twenty of us. There were eleven radios at full volume, on four different stations. Everyone turned them off at breaktimes and at lunch, the only time one could really have heard them over the machine noise. I’ve taken to calling the place, 10,000 Radios, like the rock band, 10,000 Maniacs. Worse than the noise were the pin-ups, pictures of naked women on the shelf walls of individual workspaces. Very not professional. If I had been forced to stay, (I was some nine weeks into a layoff at the time), I was going to take in a few pictures of my own. Just to test the boundaries as it were. Something really controversial! John Paul the Great, or The Sacred Heart of Jesus, or The Virgin Mary.