James Clay Fuller

Things We're Not Supposed to Say

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Five uneasy pieces

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I were hit with a nasty pulmonary bug that's making the rounds. She got better, my ailment transformed smoothly, almost gracefully, into pneumonia. I took some new antibiotic, and I got better. Then I got worse again. Unpleasant, not dangerous, but it left me without much physical energy.

With a good deal of time available and inadequate push for other things, my mind went it's own way. Besides the state of our economy, about which I've been reading and thinking for many months, five topics kept popping up in my head, over and over, turning this way and that and sometimes interfering with my sleep.

That's where the following five essays came from.

Having got them quiet by means of writing, I am now going to post three very brief observations – just a paragraph or two each -- on other topics and then shut down for a week or so. There are others things to do.