An exit stairwell when walking the city walls perimeter in York, England.
We are on a short break in the Loire Valley. Paris Parfait posts will appear automatically, all being well. Will be back in time for holiday turkey and to wish my fellow Americans a Happy Thanksgiving.
Meanwhile, California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein has some explaining to do. Lately she's been surprisingly complicit in Bush & Co.'s self-serving agenda. She recommended Michael Mukasey for attorney general, even though he has refused to call the illegal practice of water-boarding "torture."
Then she cast the deciding vote to confirm Judge Leslie Southwick. You may recall Southwick took custody of an eight-year-old girl away from her mother, simply because the mother was involved in a "lesbian relationship." Now Feinstein says she supports immunity for AT&T and other telecoms that helped the Bush administration illegally spy on phone calls and emails of millions of Americans!
I leave you with an excerpt from the poem "Non-commitment" by Chinua Achebe:
"Hurrah! to them who do nothing see nothing feel nothing whose hearts are fitted with prudence like a diaphragm across womb's beckoning doorway to bar the scandal of seminal rage. I'm told the owl too wears wisdom in a ring of defense round each vulnerable eye securing it fast against the darts of sight..."