Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Christmas has come and gone. What did I learn this year? That maybe Christmas has become too commercialized? I used to love Christmas -- maybe because I was younger. It was never about the gifts that we exchange but about the gathering of friends and loved ones. What's different now? I really can't tell. Last night's gathering was fun but no different than any other gatherings scattered throughout the year. Maybe the magical Christmas in Puerto Vallarta has ruined it all for me? Maybe it is my personal frame of mind? I really don't know. However, it is not really bugging me enough that I would spend hours contemplating the significance. We'll see what next year brings.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I love this clip . . .

This is a compilation of scenes from the television series Torchwood that has aired on BBC America. I don't know the full extend of the story but this scene is particularly tender and touching. Watching it always makes me a little weepy and makes me yearn for the one thing that is blatantly absent in my own life. This clip affirms that love can exist between two people of the same sex and it is not always about a sordid love affair! The name of the song is Ostacoli Del Cuore (Obstacles of the Heart) and is in Italian. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Winter Blues

It is usually too early for winter blues but this is perhaps one of the worse winter in recent history. It has snowed about six or more inches since December 1st. We typically don't see snow until around Christmas and sometimes not even until the new year here in Chicago. It has been COLD, COLD, COLD!!! The last few days, it has not been cold enough to snow but it's been doing that wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain. Today, we're suppose to get what hit Oklahoma and Missouri. I firmly believe that this change in climate has something to do with global warming. Some people are very literal about the term "Global Warming" -- they think that the globe is going to be warmer. I am from the school where they predict that the climate is going to be more erratic and that we are going to get more extremes in the weather -- i.e. look at all the tornado, typhoon, earthquake, etc. that is going on around the work. How long can this keep going on? I believe in balance. Will planet earth seek to balance itself out? What is the aftermath of that? Will less of the earth be habitable? Think "The Day After Tomorrow". By the way, a great movie with a younger Jake Gyllenhaal.