The last 2 1/2 weeks have been interesting, to say the least. Happy School Services (think "HAL" and "IBM" - got it?) has gone and fired the dean. Several of us appear to be next on the chopping block.
Had a good Christmas, in spite... talked with the Kiddo. Read replies to my Christmas e-mail to friends (I saved reading them until Christmas day.) Had a broiled rib eye and smashed potatoes for dinner, and watched "The Holiday". Happily wasted time on "The Dresden Files". Yesterday, I watched "The Ice Harvest", which is now one of my favorite Christmas movies.
So, darkness became a theme. In addition to a noir (pronounced "nwah", damnit!) dark TV series and an even darker film, I found this place: a sea of lead, a sky of slate , in particular, this post: Abandoned on Everest Dark and graphic. Raises ethical, moral and human issues that those of us who are warm, dry and reasonably well fed need not contemplate. Or, do we? Read the comments, all 200+.
So, that is where I am this evening, as 2011 approaches from the East.
It will be interesting. Happy New Year to you all.