Future? what Future?

There is a lot going on in the world.  Climate change, fisheries depletion, water shortages, whaling controversy, oil rig disaster, fiscal depression, terrorism, threats of terrorism, discrimination and human rights abuses, injustice, robberies, violence, mayhem,  politics and bullshit.  The world spirals down to a gloomy and no doubt unpleasant end for humanity. 

I surf the web and notice that others are commenting with greater insight, more meaningfully, better facts and deeper commitment than I can muster.


That leaves me to concentrate on my own problems, the first of which is to get my blood pressure down.  Fortunately, that is happening and I am now back to normal (for me). Probably the best I can expect in present circumstances.  The second item on the agenda is to sort out this knee.  That is going to take a visit to an orthopaedic specialist.  Arranged.  A week from now.  I thought a GP could lance it and prescribe some more antibiotics, but no.  A specialist it must be. 

So the one remaining disturbing item I found on the internet was this piece about a Korean otaku who has married a pillow printed with a Japanese anime character (female of course -he is not gay).

What concerns me about this is not that he is weird enough to do such a publically, embarrassingly nerdy thing, but whether the pillow consented.  Or was she trapped in a
loveless arranged marriage no different from domestic slavery and sexual
bondage? And how old is she anyway? Could this be some form of

About Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.
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