Life in America:
Willy tries to maintain four of these blog things in case anybody cares (Juanita down at the Possum Grit - Roadkill- Bar and Cantina - says Willy is crazy if he thinks anybody reads this stuff)
Well here is the latest and the blogs that Willy Pens:
Hillbilly Willy - Fun Food Politics:
Arkansas a Great Place to Live:
Cooking It Up With Willy!
By John Brummett
Columnist, Arkansas News Bureau
Everything about Joe Biden says weakness in Barack Obama.
They say that Biden, being Catholic, will help Obama with Catholics. That is to say that Obama, in his own right, needs help with Catholics.
They say that Biden, hailing from Scranton, Pa., before settling in nearby in Delaware, will help Obama in his vital native state. That is to say that Obama, in his own right, needs help in a blue state that even John Kerry won.
They say that Biden, a scrapper from the working class, will help Obama with white blue-collar voters. That is to say that Obama, in his own right, got creamed in his party's primaries among these vital voters from Pennsylvania down through West Virginia into Ohio and on to Kentucky by Hillary Clinton.
They say that Biden, a four-decades member of the U.S. Senate, will help Obama by lending experience. That is to say that Obama, in his own right, lacks experience. Biden's selection invokes a contradiction: Obama presumes to offer a new kind of politics, yet his first real decision embraces the very oldest politics.
They say that Biden, as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee with insights and connections around the world, will help Obama with international credentials. That is to say that Obama, in his own right, lacks international credentials. They say that Biden will lend Obama many of the same benefits that Hillary would have provided as the running mate. That is to say that Obama didn't pick her. It is to send a message to Hillary's fervent female constituency that Obama didn't even consider her and that he saw no reason to explain why.
We know why he didn't. One reason is that he doesn't much care for her and didn't want to be overpowered by her. He couldn't have said that. The other is that Bill's baggage would have been too much to endure. Obama surely could have said something about that, in a delicate way.
Read the entire article here.
Read the rest of Remember, Kindness is Inherent....
"Young American Poets"
A fine collection of poetry/prose from poets born on or after 20 July 1969, from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and all U.S. territories. The Mad Celt is included in the collection.
Stop on by and enjoy some great American poetry.
"This Side of Paradise"
There is no second page to This Side of Paradise. Our end goal is 500 posts. Eleanor, the leading lady of a novel-in-progress, is the common thread through this journey. Read the scroll from newest post to oldest, or the other way around. You might discover a narrative that the primary author of this page never intended, and that would be very fine, indeed.
The Green Light is our beacon, and it shouts out both what is at first unattainable, and then ignores that, and goes after the improbable anyway.
This "thog* " is dedicated to the creative process. Because "process" includes a bit of everything, you'll indeed see a bit of everything -- a recipe of this and that, sometimes more of this than that ... or more that than this.
* Thog -- a "blog for thinkers."