Tuesday, August 17, 2004


So, Raven, are your eyes fried from reading the news?

“They are at the point of over-easy. I have used both sides of them reading about the overwhelming Chavez victory in the Venezuela referendum. Looks as if he did hit the home run into the White House like he said he was going to.”

He’s a big talker, but he puts his money where his mouth is.

“Meanwhile the CIA has been hatching assassination plots during the past week in Santiago, Chile. Operation Allende II seems to be moving into the desperate end phase.”

I hope not, Rave. Venezuela is a beam of light in an otherwise dark planet.

“Yeah, when I put the sun and moon and stars up there”—Raven peers skyward—I thought they would shine forever. I was pretty ingenuous back in those days.”

We all were.