Quote of the day...er...week...umm...hey, look, a quote!!

Tibi gratias agimus quod nihil fumas.

It says "...freedom of...", not "...freedom from...".

"It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness. People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we're compassionate we'll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint." - Penn Jillette







Friday, February 15, 2008

A Portrait of Modern Living

Me in the kitchen with Bob the Wonder Computer, clicking away.

Mum in the dining room on her own, as yet unnamed, Wonder Computer, clicking away.

The two of us chatting while we wander down electronic pathways.

T in the living room using the Big Beast of a Desk Top, ignoring us and our girly chatter but watching a Marx Brothers movie on TV.

Bird playing with his toy laptop in the lving room (dubbed the little green Bob by me) and ignoring us all.

No one is more than a few feet from anyone else, but we are all in our own worlds.

I had to laugh.

1 comment:

Kit said...

Yes, on a few (rare) occasions recently when Billy and I were both home in the evening, we put the kids to bed and then sit cozy next to each other, each of us clicking away at a laptop. It feels all fun and comfortable at the time, but upon reflection it's really rather sad, isn't it? LOL.