Thursday, September 30, 2010

Roger Ebert's Modest Proposal

"Our nation is willing to spent trillions on war and billions to support the world's largest prison population rate. Here is my modest proposal: Spend less money on prisons and more money on education. Reduce our military burden and put that money into education. In 20 years, you would have more useful citizens, less crime and no less national security. It's so simple."

--Roger Ebert, from his review for the documentary Waiting for Superman

Complete review here:

www.rogerebert.com

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

An Old Lacquer Box

Wagon wheels,
Lost in churning waters,
Lost to their wagons,
Lost to each other,
Each in its own private Samsara,
But not lost to my sight.