In re-reading my past entries I see I seem cranky--even surly. Not surprising, considering I was writing aobut things that help raise my blood pressure.
Thank the gods for influences like music, music that helps remind me of what it means to be human, to live in the midst of the great upwelling of humanity and the cultural revolution that is the Internet.
The past 50 years have been like a rushing wind, filled with images and sensations of our world steadily--yet slowly--improving. Should we limit our vision to just the past few days--focus only on the here and now--then indeed all seems a hopeless mess. Yet it seemed like a hopeless mess in '68 (it seemed like a terrible mess in '69). Yet The Bomb is gone and The Wall is gone and the Internet is helping to make Democracy a real thing.
Take pictures. Make videos. Keep blogs. Twitter. The Good Ol' Days are here and now.