The Little Things

* UNC-Asheville won the Big South Conference Championship, earning a ticket to March Madness. Go Bulldogs!
* Girl Scout cookies have finally arrived. And let me tell ya, you can never have too many boxes of Caramel deLites.
* Don’t forget to “spring forward” Sunday morning at 2:00, …. unless you’re in Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, or American Samoa. 
* Are Scott Walker and Ron Schiller comparing notes?
* “Don’t turn out the lights, don’t go to to sleep, keep going.” – Bill Clinton

Stray Thoughts

* Virginia Tech defeats #1 Duke, and Colorado defeats #5 Texas. I’m sensing “March Madness” is near.

* Interesting: The first gasoline powered automobile was introduced in 1885. However, 126 years of technological advancements later, we’re still using gasoline fueled engines. Meanwhile, oil companies are profiting billions of dollars.

* I might call Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker …. to ask if his refrigerator is running. I hear he enjoys prank calls.

* I would like to personally thank Melo, Chauncey, and A.C. Carter for their years of service in blue and gold.  

* Phil Lesh and Bob Weir recently brought The Furthur Festival to Broomfield, Colorado. This was the setlist:

Set 1: New Minglewood Blues, Sugaree, On the Road Again, Pride of Cucamonga, C.C. Rider, Tennessee Jed, Bertha, Man Smart (Women Smarter)   Set 2: Colors of the Rain, Scarlet Begonias, Fire on the Mountain, Estimated Prophet, Eyes of the World, The Wheel, Not Fade Away, Wharf Rat, Sugar Magnolia   Encore: Revolution, Satisfaction

Early Spring?

Top signs that show Punxsutawney Phil was correct:
* Snow has melted to the point of exposing a few frozen patches of grass on the lawn. 
* Car stereos are more frequently heard (meaning it’s warm enough to roll down windows).
* The guy who lives down the street has been revving his noise pollution, … I mean, … his Harley-Davidson.
* Breaking News: Daffodils (Buttercups) are sprouting in south-central North Carolina; local expert predicts beautiful Spring.
And one more thing, ….
* A local High School hockey tournament is the lead sports story on television. Go South Portland Red Riot!

Speaking of Liberation, ….

In light of the events unfolding in Egypt, here are some quotes on the subject of liberation. 
“The whole point of liberation is that you get out. Restructure your life. Act by yourself.”
– Jane Fonda
“I can get away with saying a lot of ideas that are young and naive. I’m liberated.”
– Neil Young 
“It is always the same: once you are liberated, you are  forced to ask who you are.”
– Jean Baudrillard
“Work out your liberation with diligence.”
– Buddha
“There is no liberation without labor …. and there is no freedom which is free.”
– Unknown
“Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation.”
– Angela Carter
“The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man …. not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology.”
– Jean Genet
“Leaders who do not act dialogically, but insist on imposing their decisions, do not organize the people – they manipulate them. They do not liberate, nor are they liberated: they oppress.” 
– Paulo Freire
“I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. People liberate themselves.”
– Che Guavara