Merry Christmas, don t get too busy, and remember: don t eat too many cookies, because you still have to get around next year.
I hate politics. You can't trust anyone. I mean, if I was Maqtada Al-Sadr, the dangerously political Shiite cleric who's jostling for position in Iraq now, I wouldn't trust my grandmother.
Thanks for that gift from last year, the Gulliver's Travels book. Very nice choice. The Houyhnhnms, those horse-like characters, were so bright, so noble. And those savage Yahoos: so dim, so lost. Poor Gulliver couldn't see himself in them.
If we are in a so-called war of civilizations, the biggest battlefields may not be in places like Iraq but in the classroom.
Ever wonder why you don't live in a George Orwell novel, a place where up is down if the right person says it's so; a place that sooner or later, like a rotten empire, will always implode under the weight of its own self-deceit?
George Bush and rival John Kerry could both have picked up a few good tips from the wild-haired genius.
but like Western liberties we now take for granted, they won't come overnight.
It's no wonder that so many folks from Muslim nations want to emigrate to western nations.