I loved the Olympics! For two weeks I got to believe
that a person's merit can transcend race, nationality,
religion or politics…
It would also mark a step on a journey that some see
as the way forward: a return to the use of
plant-based products that have, briefly,
been overshadowed by the transient availability of cheap oil.
Oh, I thought I was happy being all grown up at 14,
pretending I was pleased with the new corduroys,
the transistor radio with its turquoise dial
and leather case, the English Leather cologne
with its huge wood top.
On my hands and arms, trunk, neck and legs,
the redness is retreating, to be replaced
by the blemish-free, translucent paleness
of someone who doesn't see enough daylight.
Fortunately, creating a representative
and transparent City Council that can check mayoral power
won't require a wholesale rewriting of the charter.
It's been possible since 2004 to transplant ovarian tissue
between identical twins, restoring fertility to the recipient.
They have spent their final days in office
congratulating themselves: the legislature voted to
make the de facto president, Roberto Micheletti,
a congressman for life, and granted permanent
security details to some 50 top officials
at taxpayers' expense.
A: Good outset makes half of success.
B: I'm on your side.