Wednesday, July 07, 2004

American Candidate (Showtime): Scheduling Showtimes

While sifting through the notes and papers surrounding me, and plotting the trajectory of this blog, it has occurred to me that we need a schedule -- some regular showtimes for the public to read. Since Showtime's American Candidate seems to follow Eastern time schedules, why not us as well.

And, since seriously long entries by me seem to be the norm (and opposite of Showtime's far between news briefs), I'll set some days as well for respite in between.

Morning reads at 8, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. While you wake with coffee or tea, you'll have a piece to read to start your day.

Yesterday's article was long, so today's will be brief. A simple note of what is on my mind.

Today I'm reading stories from the past, re-made then lost in Hollywood – except in scandal sheets.

You'll know this one from your past. Think back to when you first heard of Daniel Webster. No, not the version put out by Condi, when she tried to use him, wrongly, for a case for war. Try another version, better told. The Devil and Daniel Webster.

In that one, Webster saves a man's soul. Impossible odds for anyone but him, but Webster was a rare man. The kind you want on your side when all seems all but lost.

They said, when he stood up to speak, stars and stripes came right out in the sky … and when he argued a case, he could turn on the harps of the blessed and the shaking of the earth underground. That was the kind of man he was

And the new story surrounding Daniel and the Devil is an interesting one too -- another tale of costs and prices paid – but that will be for another day.