Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Parallel Lines

Watching a movie, a documentary called Parallel Lines that tracks a women as she films her way across the US from San Diego back to her hometown NYC after 9/11. Mostly, she interviews lonely people in their struggles to survive in the world. The struggles to make ends meet and the struggle to come to terms with what had just recently happened in the world. I think, especially in the coastal cities, the middle of America can be so easy to forget, so hard to understand. This movie allows a perspective inducing portrait of middle America.

Bush should be announcing the 20,000 troop surge tomorrow. President Clinton mentioned recently that one of the problems he sees in the world today is that people are spending more time on the differences between us than what we have in common.

“Anger destroys the container its kept in” --a hunter in Ohio

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