A Very Wicked New Year to One and All

Hello everyone to whom I’ve been AWOL for so long.  Just have been pre-occupied with streams of Occupy online and other things offline. Hope everyone is well and is surviving whatever winter is throwing your way weatherwise. It’s COLD here but nothing to complain about.  Looking forward to visiting many blogcasas very soon. Something that came up in a recent occupy livestream chat was the lack of comprehension of word ‘play’ on the part of many Americans. Apparently our educational system offers NO appreciation of the finer points of the English language and hence our sense of humor is stunted by our lack of appreciation for clever turns of phrases.  Some of you poets will probably beg to differ on this account. But–believe me it is a valid a concern time and time again in many occupy chats where random segments of the global population consort daily.  Some humor simply does not come across well in text. Others fail to comprehend multiple meanings of words. And there are many forms of self-expression from individual communities that take time and patience to decipher.  This goes beyond the texting genre. Though that also comes into play in the chat stream in various incarnations.  Best thing to do when at a loss is to ask for definitions–some are obvious, some bewildering and others very enlightening and useful.  It’s an ongoing exercise in communication on a global level.  So–when I use the word “wicked” to herald the new year –I have a variety of meanings and associations with “wicked” that vary from slang to formal dictionary traditional meanings–very cool and wonderful to downright evil.  While hoping 2012 is indeed a wonderful and exciting new year for everyone in all the possible positive ways this is tempered with the awareness of the president signing the National Defence Authorization Act on New Years Eve when many people were paying NO attention to this potentially evil little legislative ‘delight’.  So–while every ‘new’ year brims with creative positive potential it also brims with all sorts of  new negative hatchings as well.   And so it goes…..

For the moment–Chocolate truffles for everyone! But don’t you dare fall asleep under the table this new year or there may be hell to pay……. Mic Check!

Links regarding NDAA:

A piece by Mother Jones   http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/12/white-house-caves-veto-threat

Montanans launch recall of senators who approved NDAA  http://salem-news.com/articles/december252011/ndaa-recall.php

Democracy Now!  http://www.democracynow.org/2011/12/19/obama_prepares_to_authorize_indefinite_detention

Doing an internet search of NDAA ought to bring you up to speed fairly quickly.  You might want to have your favorite libations or comfort foods handy while discovering what’s happened.

9 Comments

  1. January 21, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Truffles and big (((HUGS))) to everyone wandering through my blogcasas in 2012.
    Hey, isn’t this the year the world, as we ‘know’ it turns inside out and upside down?
    Seat belts everyone–this could get interesting….
    Namaste!

  2. ryeder said,

    January 6, 2012 at 3:01 am

    Glad to see you are back and wishing you a great new year…as far as “wicked” is concerned, us “Mainahs” have used used that word for ages, along with the word “massive”. Anyway, just wanted to say Hi..

    • January 21, 2012 at 5:26 pm

      Hi Ryeder. Tanka Bars –yum yum!
      Wicked Wicked Wicked fun.
      It’s 2012 and I hope 2011 just stays in its grave.

  3. lazfreedman said,

    January 6, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Hey Eva, 🙂
    Peace , Love and Joy in 2012
    Laz

  4. January 5, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Send em over (the truffles that is). Oh never mind, I already ate them…

  5. January 5, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Happy New Year! (my comment just got swallowed up, so if you get it twice …). I think a lot of nuance goes missing in this day and age of txt, msging etc., – very important that people think carefully about what they say (but they don’t a lot of the time, because they are doing it so quickly).

  6. Meg said,

    January 5, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Not surprised to hear you were otherwise “occupied”, but still you have been well missed.

    A long chat on New Year’s night, with my friend who also is active with the Occupiers (one of the only cities in the country where people still have their tents up) and health care reform, whispered yes there is hope. And yet all the insanity of local hydrofracking public relations and marketing and the ridiculous violence that rages in the city whispers no there is not hope, the devil and the angel on my shoulders. Pessimism makes the devil win every time.

    At any rate, happy new year!!

  7. roxie said,

    January 4, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Missed you! Happy New Year, glad your watchful eye is never resting, had no idea of NDAA. I, too have been consumed with my stuff, waiting on a new hot water heater now…hny to me, LOL.
    Glad you’re back and all well. 😉

  8. slpmartin said,

    January 4, 2012 at 3:25 am

    Wishing you a prosperous new year and one filled with love…but must admit I’m not looking forward to all politics.


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