Is the new anti-war movement in danger of being torpedoed by its own fanatics? A great article…talking about how there’s a real danger of the overwhelming majority of normal, well-adjusted folks who are against the Bush Pre-emptive War doctrine being ignored due to the wacko-anarcho-college-student fringe loonies subverting the message. Hard for most of us to be taken seriously when anti-war event organizers are anti-US hardline neo-communist revolutionaries…

On the other hand, Barbie is gonna be a Bond Girl, so things can’t be all bad.

My brother Jason apparently has come down with a case of Bell’s Palsy, the facial paralysis that I had an occurance of in 1999. Needless to say, he’s a bit freaked out, since there is nothing that can really be done about it, and a lot of times you don’t get 100% of your muscle strength back (My right eyebrow droops noticeably now, in fact–the doctors told me that I had about a 90% recovery). I told him about my experiences, we noticed that the early-warning symptoms were identical (an odd metallic taste in the mouth two days or so before paralysis, followed by a facial tic, and then a prickling sensation similar to getting anaesthetized before losing muscle control entirely). I notice that I was about the same age he is now when I came down with it…wonder if there is some sort of genetic trigger or something going on here.

In other news, getting ready for National Novel Writing Month…I guess it’s cheating a little bit, but I’ve been taking notes, prepping for the main process in November (hey, notes aren’t actually writing, so they don’t count. So there). It’s going to be set in the world of Apollyon Noir, so I’m killing two birds with one stone.

Wow…two days, two updates! You’re all gonna get spoiled.


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