i am egypt / flipflops in february

friends and fellow citizens,

the other evening i was hosting a friend who’d blown into town. when she was not demanding where my cheese dome and teapot were located, she relayed the remarks of an elder relative. said elder was dismayed over the deaths caused  by protests that have occurred in egypt and other parts of the middle (y)east.

my friend, who admitted that these deaths were indeed very sad, added that they were not in vain. and that instead of rue-ing these sad facts, we should champion the liberty that’s been letting loose by brave souls.  in solidarity she proclaimed, “i am egypt!” this refrain has remained in my head.

strangely, it reminded me of another call to arms. a speech by a football coach. i won’t describe it too much because it’s just too much to handle. watch it and fall in love. note the amazing celtic battle music in the background!

in other news, i just spotted flip flops on 43rd street… toes and all… in february… in new york city! what is this world coming to? tomorrow is supposed to reach 65 degrees fahrenheit. climate change, climate crisis don’t do it justice: this is climate crazy!

kippy over + out


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