As I get (most) of my American politics from Doonesbury (outside of
the NYT), his current strip chimes with the "why" question.
And I did like the snap, Mark.
On 3/30/06, Douglas Barbour <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> A heard snap, & neat, Mark.
> On our TVs here, that sound is a funeral for a soldier fallen in
> Afghanistan, a slowly growing number. Filling in for all the US ones
> ripped away to Iraq a few years ago....
> There's a conundrumic feeling here, as we, too, support our soldiers
> but aren't so sure abut what they are said to be doing there, or more
> to the point, why.
> On 29-Mar-06, at 2:53 PM, Mark Weiss wrote:
> > Carried on the wind, the distant skirl of pipes must mean
> > the funeral of another Irish cop
> > at the church three blocks away
> > across the park. First day of
> > Spring this year, regardless of the calendar--
> > buds on the kinkos, purple crocuses with yellow tongues,
> > daffodils, unkempt wisteria. The piper plays a reel.
> > Must be a wedding. Rice. A fructifying breeze.
> > Hello to sunlight.
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