The BeagleSword this week was “Question.”
Next week's BeagleSword will be “Roses.”
This week's rabbit hole theme
was too weird.
At least I thought so.
PS. A word about the terminus page of the rabbit hole
and the illustrations found herein:
1. Beagles chase rabbits.
2. The beagle in your brain is real.
We call the beagle Intuition.
3. The rabbit chased by the beagle is a fiction.
We call the rabbit a wild hare,
a random thought, a fantasy, a goal, a daydream.
See the beagle photo above. Real.
See the rabbit illustration below. Fiction.
Only when the beagle catches the rabbit does the rabbit become real.
Until then it's only a wild hare, a random thought, a fantasy, a goal, a daydream.
And you thought these images were haphazard.
Tom Grimes, President Plenipotentiary of the Worthless Bastards (a real organization,) recently noticed a Random Quote that appeared when he visited MondayMorningMemo.com and then sent me an email about it.
“A noted fantasist, Reagan is perhaps best remembered for the eight years he spent believing he ruled an entirely fictional United States. To the old trouper's delight, this was a delusion shared by most of his compatriots, which is why his imaginary nation still subsumes ours to this day.” – Tom Carson, writing in The Village Voice. (I always knew that Reagan was telling us the truth about ourselves a little more powerfully than what was completely accurate, but I loved him for it. When we needed someone to lift us from our post-Vietnam depression, Ronald Reagan did it sparklingly well. – RHW )
Here's Tom's email to me:
… this morning on Morning Joe (MSNBC) they had a presidential scholar (I will try and track down his name) who has come out with a book ranking the presidents:
#1 – Lincoln
#2 – Washington
#3 (tie) Teddy Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan
#5 Dwight Eisnehower and
He ranked them on VISION, CHARACTER, DOMESTIC policy, FOREIGN policy and the ECONOMY (or something along these lines). The author was asked by the hosts why Reagan ranked so high. He explained that Reagan could see something that most of us could not … a world without the Soviet Union dominating half the globe and an end to the cold war. He did it without starting a war. Reagan had vision. Maybe Mr. Carson, writing for the Village Voice, is alluding to that power albeit in a slightly condescending manner. You, of course, recognize vision when you see it. Mr. Carson doesn't realize … Most of our enduring values and ideals are captured best in fairy tales, not by news reports.
Below is a photo of Tom Grimes with his laser-cigar,
taken on a day when Tom was acting as bodyguard
to a VIP, Brett Feinstein, who shall remain nameless.