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wSaturday, October 09, 2004


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.htmlFor information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com
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Art Form

There is something compelling
in the way
terrorist sculptors mangle flesh and matter
whatever the required laws of physics
every work of dramatic death
has its own vision of limitless pain.

Terrorists transcend their cause
you will not see limited manifestos
in twisted columns, pipes and faces without necks,
whatever the belief
terrorists on all sides
follow a universal aesthetic,
visionaries uniting the world
in despair.

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Day 294 ---- Needle Countdown -- As of this morning I have four more shots to go. The finishing line is just down the block.
J and S came over last night with a great dinner. After some hard days, I felt noticeably better. We also watched the Kerry-Bush slugfest. This time it was Dubya's strutting and fretting, scowling arrogance that dominated his performance. Maybe next time he'll have Kerry arrested. Bush was quite explicit in his extreme right wing vision, I guess he's counting on the fanatics to put him over. Kerry was steady "Presidential," staying on his rap that Bush is a dangerous and incompetent liar who only cares about the rich.
If you are on the Hep C treatment and you want to have a flu shot, the strong recommendation (from my nurse) is to take the flu shot two or three days before or after you do Interferon.

Because of the great debate, dinner and splendid company, we did not watch a movie last night. But in the coming attractions watch for House of Flying Daggers, it's the latest Chinese martial arts spectacular.


posted by stew at 9:33 AM


wFriday, October 08, 2004


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.htmlFor information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com
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Let My People Vacation

Over the Egyptian border
bombs exploding in the Taba Hilton
targeting Israeli tourists
on Sukkot
the tranquil festival
of vulnerable architecture.

Israel has been killing lots of Arabs
while stripping itself of Gaza
wants to prove it isn't being kicked out
but leaving voluntarily
only because
it can't find worthy opponents left to kill.

Bloodbathists in charge everywhere

Bush says democracy is on the march
but doesn't add:
right off the cliff.

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Day 293 --- I felt a little better last night but only a little better. I spent a good part of the day miserable, sleeping -- I think it's the Hep C treatment side effect Anemia -- and reading Wicked, an antifascist revisionist novel about the actual life of the Wicked Witch Of The West. I think you will enjoy it even if you aren't taking the Hep C treatment.

Needle Countdown -- Five to go an


posted by stew at 8:43 AM


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My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.htmlFor information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com
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Let My People Vacation

Over the Egyptian border
bombs exploding in the Taba Hilton
targeting Israeli tourists
on Sukkot
the tranquil festival
of vulnerable architecture.

Israel has been killing lots of Arabs
while stripping itself of Gaza
wants to prove it isn't being kicked out
but leaving voluntarily
only because
it can't find worthy opponents left to kill.

Bloodbathists in charge everywhere

Bush says democracy is on the march
but doesn't add:
right off the cliff.

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Day 293 --- I felt a little better last night but only a little better. I spent a good part of the day miserable, sleeping -- I think it's the Hep C treatment side effect Anemia -- and reading Wicked, an antifascist revisionist novel about the actual life of the Wicked Witch Of The West. I think you will enjoy it even if you aren't taking the Hep C treatment.

Needle Countdown -- Five to go and I take one tonight. I will really be staggering over that finish line.

We saw the campy Captain Zoom In Outer Space. It's the early 1950s and Captain Zoom is a popular hero on the newly created Dumont TV Network (think Captain Video, if you can remember that far back). Some kid on a distant planet manages to pick up the Dumont signal and very mistakenly imagines Zoom is a real hero and because the kids world is on the brink of being conquered by arch evil he beams him up. An egotistical actor of little courage must now face the problems of an entire planet. To lessen his burden, he also has to cope with two beautiful women. My favorite character is the super villain, a kind of hedonistic, overweight and love sick Ming The Merciless.


posted by stew at 8:41 AM


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My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.htmlFor information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com
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Let My People Vacation

Over the Egyptian border
bombs exploding in the Taba Hilton
targeting Israeli tourists
on Sukkot
the tranquil festival
of vulnerable architecture.

Israel has been killing lots of Arabs
while stripping itself of Gaza
wants to prove it isn't being kicked out
but leaving voluntarily
only because
it can't find worthy opponents left to kill.

Bloodbathists in charge everywhere

Bush says democracy is on the march
but doesn't add:
right off the cliff.

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Day 293 --- I felt a little better last night but only a little better. I spent a good part of the day miserable, sleeping -- I think it's the Hep C treatment side effect Anemia -- and reading Wicked, an antifascist revisionist novel about the actual life of the Wicked Witch Of The West. I think you will enjoy it even if you aren't taking the Hep C treatment.

Needle Countdown -- Five to go and I take one tonight. I will really be staggering over that finish line.

We saw the campy Captain Zoom In Outer Space. It's the early 1950s and Captain Zoom is a popular hero on the newly created Dumont TV Network (think Captain Video, if you can remember that far back). Some kid on a distant planet manages to pick up the Dumont signal and very mistakenly imagines Zoom is a real hero and because the kids world is on the brink of being conquered by arch evil he beams him up. An egotistical actor of little courage must now face the problems of an entire planet. To lessen his burden, he also has to cope with two beautiful women. My favorite character is the super villain, a kind of hedonistic, overweight and love sick Ming The Merciless.


posted by stew at 8:41 AM


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My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.htmlFor information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com
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Let My People Vacation

Over the Egyptian border
bombs exploding in the Taba Hilton
targeting Israeli tourists
on Sukkot
the tranquil festival
of vulnerable architecture.

Israel has been killing lots of Arabs
while stripping itself of Gaza
wants to prove it isn't being kicked out
but leaving voluntarily
only because
it can't find worthy opponents left to kill.

Bloodbathists in charge everywhere

Bush says democracy is on the march
but doesn't add:
right off the cliff.

---------
Day 293 --- I felt a little better last night but only a little better. I spent a good part of the day miserable, sleeping -- I think it's the Hep C treatment side effect Anemia -- and reading Wicked, an antifascist revisionist novel about the actual life of the Wicked Witch Of The West. I think you will enjoy it even if you aren't taking the Hep C treatment.

Needle Countdown -- Five to go and I take one tonight. I will really be staggering over that finish line.

We saw the campy Captain Zoom In Outer Space. It's the early 1950s and Captain Zoom is a popular hero on the newly created Dumont TV Network (think Captain Video, if you can remember that far back). Some kid on a distant planet manages to pick up the Dumont signal and very mistakenly imagines Zoom is a real hero and because the kids world is on the brink of being conquered by arch evil he beams him up. An egotistical actor of little courage must now face the problems of an entire planet. To lessen his burden, he also has to cope with two beautiful women. My favorite character is the super villain, a kind of hedonistic, overweight and love sick Ming The Merciless.


posted by stew at 8:41 AM


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My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.htmlFor information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com
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Let My People Vacation

Over the Egyptian border
bombs exploding in the Taba Hilton
targeting Israeli tourists
on Sukkot
the tranquil festival
of vulnerable architecture.

Israel has been killing lots of Arabs
while stripping itself of Gaza
wants to prove it isn't being kicked out
but leaving voluntarily
only because
it can't find worthy opponents left to kill.

Bloodbathists in charge everywhere

Bush says democracy is on the march
but doesn't add:
right off the cliff.

---------
Day 293 --- I felt a little better last night but only a little better. I spent a good part of the day miserable, sleeping -- I think it's the Hep C treatment side effect Anemia -- and reading Wicked, an antifascist revisionist novel about the actual life of the Wicked Witch Of The West. I think you will enjoy it even if you aren't taking the Hep C treatment.

Needle Countdown -- Five to go and I take one tonight. I will really be staggering over that finish line.

We saw the campy Captain Zoom In Outer Space. It's the early 1950s and Captain Zoom is a popular hero on the newly created Dumont TV Network (think Captain Video, if you can remember that far back). Some kid on a distant planet manages to pick up the Dumont signal and very mistakenly imagines Zoom is a real hero and because the kids world is on the brink of being conquered by arch evil he beams him up. An egotistical actor of little courage must now face the problems of an entire planet. To lessen his burden, he also has to cope with two beautiful women. My favorite character is the super villain, a kind of hedonistic, overweight and love sick Ming The Merciless.


posted by stew at 8:41 AM


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My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.htmlFor information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com
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Let My People Vacation

Over the Egyptian border
bombs exploding in the Taba Hilton
targeting Israeli tourists
on Sukkot
the tranquil festival
of vulnerable architecture.

Israel has been killing lots of Arabs
while stripping itself of Gaza
wants to prove it isn't being kicked out
but leaving voluntarily
only because
it can't find worthy opponents left to kill.

Bloodbathists in charge everywhere

Bush says democracy is on the march
but doesn't add:
right off the cliff.

---------
Day 293 --- I felt a little better last night but only a little better. I spent a good part of the day miserable, sleeping -- I think it's the Hep C treatment side effect Anemia -- and reading Wicked, an antifascist revisionist novel about the actual life of the Wicked Witch Of The West. I think you will enjoy it even if you aren't taking the Hep C treatment.

Needle Countdown -- Five to go and I take one tonight. I will really be staggering over that finish line.

We saw the campy Captain Zoom In Outer Space. It's the early 1950s and Captain Zoom is a popular hero on the newly created Dumont TV Network (think Captain Video, if you can remember that far back). Some kid on a distant planet manages to pick up the Dumont signal and very mistakenly imagines Zoom is a real hero and because the kids world is on the brink of being conquered by arch evil he beams him up. An egotistical actor of little courage must now face the problems of an entire planet. To lessen his burden, he also has to cope with two beautiful women. My favorite character is the super villain, a kind of hedonistic, overweight and love sick Ming The Merciless.


posted by stew at 8:41 AM


wThursday, October 07, 2004


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.htmlFor information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com
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Playing For Laughs

Jews used to create
more comics than neo-cons,
kibitzers drank from the same borsht belt
in the summer Catskill Mountains
getting the giggles going
before a long night of Canasta, Gin Rummy and the Samba.
All these guys are now dead
always leaving us laughing
by watching Jon Stewart's Show
remembering long dreamy Summers.

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Day 292 -- Feeling sick this morning like I'm about to get some serious flu but I won't, I'm sure it's just Hep C treatment side effects. How appropriate that my last month on the treatment would be hard --a last kick in the gut, a way of saying good bye and don't come back.

We saw Brother Bear, an animated Disney retelling of a North West Canadian Indian myth about a young man whose Totem is the bear of love. He kills a bear so the magical Northern Lights transform him into a bear. He has to go on a spiritual journey to discover his true identity. The animation is spectacular and carries the story very comfortably. Best comic relief? The Brothers Canadian Moose eh? They would spend their days drinking Molson and watching hockey, if such behavior were permitted in land of legends.


posted by stew at 8:32 AM


wWednesday, October 06, 2004


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.htmlFor information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com
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Here Now

Face wide
with sardonic imperturbability,
when questioned of Halliburton's
corporate crime spree,
the Bastardly Buddha's lips
curled cruelly
at the edges of his soul.
He felt like sleeping.

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Day 291 --- I got over morning depression in time for my long afternoon nap. I made a great meat sauce (turkey) for Judy and me. We watched the VP debates which the pundits will probably call a draw. (See poem above for my view.)

We saw Eraser staring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The big guy is portrayed as a government bureaucrat loner working for the Secret Service's witness protection program. He has to protect Vanessa Williams who is spilling the beans on a high level plan to secretly sell terrorist weapons to the Russian Mafia. Arnold has to keep her alive but it seems almost everyone else in the government has an interest in killing her. Tons of violent action with humorous asides sets the tone. My favorite scene? Arnold brawls with a zoo alligator who seems the more likable of the combatants. The best plot device? Having the American Mafia go to war with the Russian version.


posted by stew at 9:22 AM


wTuesday, October 05, 2004


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.htmlFor information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com
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One On The Aisle

Real snuff films
will be Dubya's definitive contribution
to people's art.
In the old days
they were consumer frauds.
Although we were told a woman was really killed
in the making of this film
and feminists were freaking
the victim was still alive and well
in Brazil
trying to cash in on her new found fame.

But in Baghdad
the Bush action is real
Allah Christ Productions are proud to present
slit throats, unlimited blood
slaughtered real heads sliced freshly from the neck.

Bush challenges snuff film audiences
all over America
are you having more fun since 9/11?
---

Day 290 ----- For a variety of reasons yesterday turned depressing (still it's one less day) and I feel edgy and tight this morning. Maybe my daily 15 minute dumbbell workout will loosen me up. In exactly one month today, I will put the Hep C treatment needle into my thigh for the last time. Good riddance.

We saw Time Bomb. A nice guy who wouldn't hurt a fly, wonders why an army of sadists is out to kill him. More surprisingly, he hasn't any idea why he seems to possess limitless knowledge of extreme self defense skills. Turns out the guy was once brainwashed to be a stone killer for the CIA but he somehow managed to forget all about it. The Company thought he was dead but now they know better. They plan to murder a liberal Attorney General (yes this breed once existed) and don't want their former student in the way. He might just remember his past. This is what Judy and I call a good bad movie and the brainwashing scenes are quite convincing.


posted by stew at 8:39 AM


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My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.htmlFor information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com
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One On The Aisle

Real snuff films
will be Dubya's definitive contribution
to people's art.
In the old days
they were consumer frauds.
Although we were told a woman was really killed
in the making of this film
and feminists were freaking
the victim was still alive and well
in Brazil
trying to cash in on her new found fame.

But in Baghdad
the Bush action is real
Allah Christ Productions are proud to present
slit throats, unlimited blood
slaughtered real heads sliced freshly from the neck.

Bush challenges snuff film audiences
all over America
are you having more fun since 9/11?
---

Day 290 ----- For a variety of reasons yesterday turned depressing (still it's one less day) and I feel edgy and tight this morning. Maybe my daily 15 minute dumbbell workout will loosen me up. In exactly one month today, I will put the Hep C treatment needle into my thigh for the last time. Good riddance.

We saw Time Bomb. A nice guy who wouldn't hurt a fly, wonders why an army of sadists is out to kill him. More surprisingly, he hasn't any idea why he seems to possess limitless knowledge of extreme self defense skills. Turns out the guy was once brainwashed to be a stone killer for the CIA but he somehow managed to forget all about it. The Company thought he was dead but now they know better. They plan to murder a liberal Attorney General (yes this breed once existed) and don't want their former student in the way. He might just remember his past. This is what Judy and I call a good bad movie and the brainwashing scenes are quite convincing.


posted by stew at 8:39 AM


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My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.htmlFor information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com
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One On The Aisle

Real snuff films
will be Dubya's definitive contribution
to people's art.
In the old days
they were consumer frauds.
Although we were told a woman was really killed
in the making of this film
and feminists were freaking
the victim was still alive and well
in Brazil
trying to cash in on her new found fame.

But in Baghdad
the Bush action is real
Allah Christ Productions are proud to present
slit throats, unlimited blood
slaughtered real heads sliced freshly from the neck.

Bush challenges snuff film audiences
all over America
are you having more fun since 9/11?
---

Day 290 ----- For a variety of reasons yesterday turned depressing (still it's one less day) and I feel edgy and tight this morning. Maybe my daily 15 minute dumbbell workout will loosen me up. In exactly one month today, I will put the Hep C treatment needle into my thigh for the last time. Good riddance.

We saw Time Bomb. A nice guy who wouldn't hurt a fly, wonders why an army of sadists is out to kill him. More surprisingly, he hasn't any idea why he seems to possess limitless knowledge of extreme self defense skills. Turns out the guy was once brainwashed to be a stone killer for the CIA but he somehow managed to forget all about it. The Company thought he was dead but now they know better. They plan to murder a liberal Attorney General (yes this breed once existed) and don't want their former student in the way. He might just remember his past. This is what Judy and I call a good bad movie and the brainwashing scenes are quite convincing.


posted by stew at 8:39 AM


wMonday, October 04, 2004


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.htmlFor information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com
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End Game

Do nearly one in five Americans
really believe the world will be ending
in their lifetime?
All mobile homes blowing away.
No wonder they don't give a fuck
about what happens to the rest of us.

Christ come again
as warrior on white horse
Bush on a talking donkey
slaughtering all infidel Semites.

The saved ones
instantly raptured up
to Fort Jesus in the sky
with diamond crosses
not even time to park their speeding mega cars
crashing into trees and humans
most Jews and Muslims
will be killed in traffic accidents.

Day 289 ---- We went shopping the sales at the Troutdale Mall. I bought a colorful shirt for my post-treatment early December birthday party. We had dinner at E and M's. M feeling a lot better after his recent undiagnosed battle with illness. For a post Hep C needle Sunday, it wasn't a bad day.

Needle Countdown -- Five shots to go.

We saw Femme Fatale. A French and English film shot in mean and magnificent streets of Paris, directed by Brian De Palma, it features beautiful women with fantastic asses who commit crimes but fortunately, they usually escape punishment. They are pursued by two very mean Black gangsters who are out for absolute revenge. De Palma's main point, made in an absolutely surprising and shocking way, is that people really do have free will and can make crucial choices on which hangs the rest of their lives.





posted by stew at 8:54 AM


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My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.htmlFor information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com
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End Game

Do nearly one in five Americans
really believe the world will be ending
in their lifetime?
All mobile homes blowing away.
No wonder they don't give a fuck
about what happens to the rest of us.

Christ come again
as warrior on white horse
Bush on a talking donkey
slaughtering all infidel Semites.

The saved ones
instantly raptured up
to Fort Jesus in the sky
with diamond crosses
not even time to park their speeding mega cars
crashing into trees and humans
most Jews and Muslims
will be killed in traffic accidents.

Day 289 ---- We went shopping the sales at the Troutdale Mall. I bought a colorful shirt for my post-treatment early December birthday party. We had dinner at E and M's. M feeling a lot better after his recent undiagnosed battle with illness. For a post Hep C needle Sunday, it wasn't a bad day.

Needle Countdown -- Five shots to go.

We saw Femme Fatale. A French and English film shot in mean and magnificent streets of Paris, directed by Brian De Palma, it features beautiful women with fantastic asses who commit crimes but fortunately, they usually escape punishment. They are pursued by two very mean Black gangsters who are out for absolute revenge. De Palma's main point, made in an absolutely surprising and shocking way, is that people really do have free will and can make crucial choices on which hangs the rest of their lives.





posted by stew at 8:54 AM


wSunday, October 03, 2004


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.htmlFor information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com
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A Year

A year of living awful
almost ending
the needle will plunge my flesh
only five times again,
every side effect symptom still sucks
but it's losing fearsomeness.

Sucker,
you can stll sip my soul
but in a month
your lease is up
and I'm going home.

---
Day 288 -- We went to a downtown movie yesterday and took down the remains of our tomato crop. Lots of green tomatoes ripening in the kitchen as we speak. Felt more energy yesterday but the needle will probably come on mean tonight, as is its custom. Support to Dom and his family on the loss of Dom's father who was a great guy and suffered greatly from Hep B.

We saw Motorcycle Diaries, a long awaited film based on the diaries that Ernesto "Che" Guevara kept when he and his pal Alberto Granado crossed the Andes on an ancient motorcycle, by hitch hiking and on a raft. This isn't Easy Rider or On The Road, Guevara isn't a dope dealer or a novelist, he's a young brave medical student discovering the limitless natural beauty of his continent and its limitless social cruelty. He is on the road to immortality, boundless fame and a very humanistic sainthood. I can't imagine the pain this movie would have caused if it sucked. Che was my enduring role model, indeed in my crowd, he was everyone's role model. But have no fear, Motorcycle Diaries is a splendid spectacular film about how a young adventurer who starts his journey seeking to discover the world becomes ab audacious human being out to completely change the world. Motorcycle Diaries has amazing footage of the Andes, (especially in Peru) wonderful visual portraits of the common people, a remarkable sense of adventure, great humor and compassion, (Dr. Guevara in a leper colony) and self discovery, it offers us hope.


posted by stew at 10:59 AM