017–Greetings from The Old Pueblo – chapters 48-51


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7 Responses

  1. Heather says:

    I am SO glad you told me who the original band was! I’d done a little searching but not enought to find them! I’m off to Google!

    Where else have you lived??? Esp. where that was violent??? I agree, it’s too depressing. I know how lucky (and safe) we are here…I just hate watching everything fall apart.

    It’s why I keep knitting it back together again!

    Thanks so much for posting!

  2. megan says:

    Hi Heather,

    I love your podcast, and every time I listen while walking the dog I always think that I need to respond to your discussion of the week which always seems to hit on something I am going through at the time. Yet what has actually inspired me to actually post a comment?

    The song by Rascal Flatts, of course! Because hearing that song in your intro put me into a total time warp to my early college years, when that song was all the rage at my little Maritime college.

    So ifyou never hear from them, I have to suggest contacting Tom Cochran, also of the Canadian band Red Rider, who first recorded the song in the early 90’s when I personally rocked out to it far more times than I am willing to admit in public.

    And yes, it is a GREAT driving song!

    I wish I had a better comment, particularly on the WWIV issue. But having lived in the past in other countries where violence is too often a way of life, I am more often surprised at myself by how un-surprised I am when it follows me here, which is a bit too depressing all around. I think I’d rather think about the glory years of Red Rider. Even as I count down to the end of P&P – how many issues are left? I can’t wait to get to the big conclusion – but I also don’t want it to end! Kind of like a great knitting project that way…

  3. Mom Nancy says:

    This is the first time I’ve found this podcast. I love the book and am glad to be able to hear it while doing something else! Thanks.

  4. Brenda says:

    Heather, this is to say how much I’m enjoying the series – it’s a great idea, and I’m already looking forward to the next one.

    Brenda in New Zealand

  5. Heather says:

    Hey Daisy!
    Give Colin a smile for me!

    I totally agree with you, that we only pay attention to wars when they affect us. I visited the Carter Center in the early 90s and was shocked to find that there were 72 separate “wars” happening that particular day, being tracked by the center. We do a lousy job of international reporting. Not one of those conflicts had been on the news.

    I think the WWIV moniker comes out of the “world” part. Rwanda, horrible and evil as the conflict was, didn’t affect many people outside it’s borders.

    The Cold War, however, impacted everyone on the planet. Slowly all the markets became tied together and those markets were dictated by the “for us or against us” attitudes the Cold War was built on. Thus the claim that it was, in fact, World-WIII.

    The WWIV claim, as I heard it, comes from the war on terror (which I don’t much like as a title). Israel, Britain, the US, Spain, Italy, Bali…the list grows…find themselves at “war” with groups that don’t wear uniforms and don’t “play by the rules.” The groups seem to be growing–or at least spreading–and rather than following, say, Gandhi’s very successful ideas, they’re blowing up innocents the world over. Which doesn’t do much to prepare ones’ group for leadership positions they seem to be seeking in some cases, but there it is. It’s a very different kind of war, but some smart tolks are saying it’s the way “war” will be played out in our lifetime. And since it seems to be affecting eveyrone–or at least all the contintents–some are calllng for it to be named WWIV.

    Of course, WWI was “The Great War” until after it was over. And WWII was just “The War” until after it was over, so I’m probably premature.

    But, having lived through 9/11–and still have the cough to prove it–I guess I get mighty nervous when more plane bombers are found.

    There ’tis.

    Thanks for posting!

  6. Daisy says:

    I must admit I was surprised by your comment about World War IV. I assumed you were referring to Lebanon, or the Congo or Rwanda or somewhere like that, rather than the terror alert on the planes. A lot of the world has been having wars where millions have been killed and we haven’t taken much notice of it in the western world!

    But, apart from that, I’m still enjoying your podcast. I have Mr Darcy (Colin Firth) as my screensaver at work (where I listen to podcasts if no one else is around!)

  7. Faith says:

    Hi! Thanks so much for promoting my podcast (The Knitting Cook). Your show is a lot of fun — Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite reads ever! Isn’t Librivox awesome? Someone else reading to me while I knit….~sigh~