09 April 2006

condoleezza rice and music

The "arts and leisure" section of today's New York Times has a profile of Condoleezza Rice and her musical interests and piano playing. She is passionate about Brahms and others. She plays with a string quartet made up of others who have careers other than music. How can a person so moved by music be part of a warmongering administration?

There was an article in the front section about lymphatic filariasis which is caused by a worm that secretes stuff and your legs can fill up with water. If you're a man, it might cause your testicles to grow (the article said to the size of a basketball in the worst cases). One picture of a man with a swollen leg was horrifying. Don't turn the page though; it's an advert for some pretty dress or cosmetics or something. The contrast is terrible and typical.

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