Mr. ScorpioMr. Scorpio's Journal
Back then, it wasn't hard to see why. The state never did become my cup of tea, but it wasn't from any lack of effort. I had good times and bad times both. I experienced the state's natural beauty, in spite of the heat and the fire ants.
Although I never wanted to go back, there were some things and people I missed about it. But leaving there I thought, in a lot of ways, they've got a good thing going in Texas.
Today, from my remote view, I've become appalled at what Texas has become. Years of drought, oil and gas exploration and regressive GOP poiltics have taken a heavy toll on that state. God's Country is fast becoming a godforsaken wasteland. Pollution, decay, despair and more hold sway.
Texans seem more intent on turning to divine intervention to solve these problems than collective human action. I don't know why that's the case. Of course, I'm not there, I could be wrong.
Hopefully, the election of Wendy Davis will put some much needed spark back into the Lone Star State and folks will follow her lead.
There's a long Way to go to get back what was lost.
I wish everyone there the best I of luck.
You can thank me later.
Friends, family, and members of the graduating class of the Excelsior Preschool for the Gifted and Talented,
Im honored to be your commencement speaker today. Your teacher wanted me to read excerpts from Oh, The Places Youll Go! But Im not going to do thatyoure not babies anymore. If youre sitting here today, its because your mountains arent waiting for youyouve already been moving them.
As a fellow Excelsior alum, I see a preschool class that is uniquely equipped to solve the problems our world faces. I read some of your admissions essays to get a clearer sense of who you are, and wow. Its inspiring to see how many of you arent afraid to defy convention. The number of you who drew abstract representations of yourselves instead of submitting a boring personal statementthats the kind of out-of-the-box thinking that makes you exceptional.
You have all worked incredibly hard to get here. Just think: before preschool, you were still picking your nosenow youre carrying spare tissues. A lot of you are feeling anxious about your future. Will the curriculum in kindergarten be rigorous enough to prepare me for the LSAT? Will I connect with the right influencers?
This is going to be a delayed reaction edition, as I am signing off right now.
Please leave your questions and musings and I promise to answer each and every response as soon as I get back.
As always, I do not guarantee that you will like any of my answers, but I do promise that your questions will be carefully considered and answered in an honest fashion.
Be daring, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
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