The Trouble With Normal

We were listening to Bruce Cockburn on the way up to the cottage last Friday. “Lovers in a Dangerous Time”, “Rumors of Glory”, “Wondering Where the Lions Are”, and so many others are gorgeous, but the line that stuck in my head was, “The trouble with normal is it always gets worse.”

Amnesty International has been fighting that particular kind of entropy for a long time now. A few weeks ago, they launched a new campaign to fight repression on the Internet. Having spent an hour on the phone trying to find out what I’m actually allowed to take on a plane these days (see Kung Fu Monkey for an accurate summary of how I feel about the current wave of “security theater”), I’d like to ask you to check out AI’s site.