Monday, October 17, 2011

On Fear, Occupy Wall Street, and Running Out of Creative Gas

My friend Charlotte published this entry on her own blog. Her words resonated with me and I wanted to share them with you.

On Fear, Occupy Wall Street, and Running Out of Creative Gas

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Back to Court, Virtually Speaking

Is it so sick that I'm lapping up every word of the Conrad Murray trial? You'd expect nothing less from the person who traveled to Utah to observe the Elizabeth Smart case, right? I am very attracted to stories that plug into the bigger themes of life - in this case greed and power.

Yesterday the courtroom heard from many of the UCLA doctors who worked on Jackson, trying to resuscitate him. These doctors, mostly women, were brilliant in their testimony. A cardiac specialist named Thao Nguyen was particularly impressive. She went toe-to-toe with the defense lawyers and was so articulate and composed. I kept thinking, all these doctors are down the street at my local hospital.

Today we've got another crop of ladies. Yes, we're hearing from Dr. Murray's gals - one is his baby-mama, a 29-year old aspiring actress, while another he met in da club in Vegas, I'm guessing age 25. I know I have better things to do, but a story is a story and this is one that is capturing me right now. What current events are capturing you?