OK, it’s TIME.

Time to offer what I think about all this, my two cents and then some. Nick said, “The World is being Fed-Exed to Hell on a Handcart” and he may be right. The great Aaron did a whole hour on it. Rolling Stone did an entire issue, as did countless others. I am angry and saddened. I am inspired by the heroism of others. I’d vote for Rudy Giuliani for anything he ran for. Ever. The guy should be made mayor for life (which would totaly violate the pinciples of democracy that he stands for) or should come down to Austin and run in our upcoming mayoral contest. I want to read the Quran again, because I don’t remember the part that permits these kinds of acts. I want to run away and hide from a world gone insane, from a world where people send pestilence and death in the mail, from a world where we have the nerve to use the phrase “smart bomb”. And even that horrible moniker pales in comparison to the greatest oxymoron ever concieved in the history of human endeavor.

Holy War.

For about a month now, on the corner of the street Kevin and I live on, someone is selling THE GREAT SQUARE. I have no idea what this great monstrosity is, and neither does anyone else who has seen it. I would estimate THE GREAT SQUARE at about 4 feet on each side, some version of off white, ocher? Bone? THE GREAT SQUARE sits on a pedastal of some sort, like a blank canvas on an easel. For all I know, thats what it is. However, the stand itself is somewhat elaborate, as though it has some sort of electronic function. I have concocted, in my head, all kinds of fantasies about what THE GREAT SQUARE might be. A portable projection screen? A large scale adjustable work table? There is no telling. THE GREAT SQUARE appears to be wrapped in plastic. To keep it out of the rain? Because it is brand new? There is a bright pink sign, “$100.00”, hand lettered on THE GREAT SQUARE in black magic marker. Every time I drive by it I expect to see astronauts in space suits slowly but purposefully working around it, trying to determine what it is, where THE GREAT SQUARE has come from.

Other times I am tempted to fashion my own GREAT SQUARE on a stand, and offer it up for “$75.00”. I mean, if there’s a market for these things…….

Ok, so here I am. All dressed up and ready to go. Thanks very much K-Dog and S O Teric for crafting this very VERY Beta version of my head. The rest of what’s inside mi cabeza is yet to come, including a proper design, about pages, links to everyone else’s mind I like to poke around in (like Allison, who was kind enough to put up a shot of me grinning like a kid who just drilled a whole into the wall of the women’s shower) the fiction section, the film section, and what shall no doubt turn into the greatest Pez Dispenser contest on the ‘Net. Until that all happens, this is what we got, and it’s better than American Pie one more time.