Flimsy Sanity: June 2006

Flimsy Sanity

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Wishes and Dreams

My 80-year old aunt is planning to write her memoirs so she got herself one of those computers and is trying to learn how to use it. Anyway, I picked up a little book for her that is called "All About Me" which is questions to stimulate recollection. In one section, called Wishes and Dreams you are to chose five people you would like to have dinner with. Who would you choose?

I know the first one I would choose would be my sister. I would whine and moan so she would come early and do the cooking. I would peel and chop etc, but I suck as a cook and she is exceptional.

I think I would have my favorite politician, Ralph Nader, Robert Whitaker (who wrote Mad in America and is campaigning for less destructive drugs for the mentally ill), Matt Groening, and some muckraker like Micheal Parenti or Scott Bidstrup (who writes the first blog on my blogroll).

This reminds me of a show Steve Allen produced. Famous people would meet and debate issues.

It just now occurs to me that if this is just a dream, someone else could cook.