January 5th, 2006

little review

Poem for Thursday

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Today was some Trek news, some reading, some answering phone calls (mamadracula, we are doomed never to connect!) and quite a lot of writing, mostly for pleasure even though some of it is ostensibly to be printed/posted in various places. Didn't help much. I am phenomenally depressed at the moment (and it's nowhere near that time of the month, vertigo66). I almost didn't bother to post tonight but that seemed more drama-queeny than just ranting. *g* Also, every time I have five seconds of thinking I don't despise fandom anymore, something happens to remind me of just how much I do, and there isn't some specific flame war or personal conflict that set it off this time, and it's not fading nearly as quickly as it usually does. Don't hold your breath waiting for finished fic from me.

I want to say something about Sharon but I don't even know exactly what I think, so I think it's probably better if I wait. Michael Lerner of Tikkun has already practically written a eulogy starting with the very strange statement, "While we would never wish for the death of anyone, even our enemies, we might have hoped that people like the President of Iran, or Syrian dictator Assad, or even President Bush would be peacefully removed from office quickly. Yet the developments of recent months have made many peaceniks hope that Sharon would stay in office at least through the completion of the next half year." This seems to me to be not that far off from Ahmed Jibril of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, who called Sharon's stroke a gift from God. I can't process Lerner's starting a discussion of Sharon's recent peace efforts with this -- is it inane, or am I just not a good enough leftist Renewal movement Jew to get it? (Never mind, don't answer that, the last thing I want to do in my current state of mind is debate politics. I'm just babbling in print.)

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Tomorrow I see the gastroenterologist and find out whether I'm allowed to have Indian food yet. Am waiting for the Rose Bowl to be over; I no longer really care who wins. *g*