"Hi there, If you don't want to use dear in a
salutation, 'hi there' will do just fine! I enjoy Aldous Huxley and didn't find
Brave New World at all scary. I read it when I was in high school and still
remember the faucets running perfume and going to the feelies instead of
movies. George Bernard Shaw is also one of my favorites, and I think
Machiavelli had the right idea when he warned the prince not to stretch out his
troops too far from home. I have never read Alan Bloom, but have read some
reviews. One of these days I'll get around to him. My reading lately had
consisted of a great deal of history -- Balkan Ghosts, Eastward to
Tartary, and One Palestine Complete about the British mandate in
Palestine from 1918 until 1948. I haven't read the sequel to Brave New World,
but I'll try to find it in the library. President Bush is pushing all sorrts of
programs that I disapprove of, and the rejection of the Kyoto protocol bothers
me. Too many people, particularly in the U.S don't think about the people
coming after them. Now I'm going to indulge myself in reading some trashy
mysteries. Ciao, VJ."
Before Vee Jay's husband became a really big wig in the
Navy, the family lived in Naples, Italy for seven great years. That was just after
the big one, WWll. Italy is where Vee Jay learned the art of cooking,
European style. The girl can really rock and roll in the dining room.
When the member from, "near Washington DC," speaks we
listen. Vee Jay is not her actual name, of course. Click logo to see
more of what Vee Jay says.