Yak Herder Central

Yak Herder and his trusty(?) altered ego, The Swami, are content to provide little content of their own, but delight in providing "helpful" commentary to the blogs of others ....ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FAIRLY UNBALANCED

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Al Gore & The Presidential Candidates Can Save the Earth

If Al Gore and the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates truly want to help the environment they would take the one, obvious, action that could save millions of barrels of oil per year and substantially reduce the pollution caused by excessive and unnecessary driving.

They should use all of their campaign funds to buy, and then give to every family in the U.S., a copy of Geoff Williams' book: C.C. Pyle's Amazing Foot Race: The True Story of the 1928 Coast-to-Coast Run Across America.

After three hundred million people read about the grueling 3423 mile foot race across the U.S., tens or even hundreds of thousands of people will think nothing of walking to the nearby grocery or running to work instead of using the family car.

Just think, buying Geoff's work is one of the most patriotic things you can do. Gee, they should have released his book on July 4th!!

Friday, July 06, 2007

Random Blitherings

The Swami will share Eight Random Facts.

1. At the age of four Swami was given a set of solid wood building blocks which he still has. This is particularly noteworthy because it took place only a few months after the Italian genius, Alberto Lumberdini, had invented wood.

2. The pregnant Swamette and The Swami spent the Woodstock summer of 1969 traveling throughout western Europe with a rented Renault and a pup tent.

3. Swami might have been a professional singer and dancer. If he had any sense of rhythm and could carry a tune.

4. Swami, slowly, became aware that blogging took more time than he had available.

5. Swami once awakened from a drug-induced stupor to gaze at a vision of loveliness (well, to be more precise: Swami awoke from an emergency appendectomy to see a beautiful student nurse, who would one day be the Swamette).

6. Swami has two sons who each have books available on Amazon.com

7. I can hardly wait to finish this.

8. Swami is too merciful to inflict this upon anyone else. Well, perhaps Zak the Yak.

9. Bonus Point: It is Swami's bedtime.