Abandon Text!

W. H. Auden once said: "Poems are not finished; they are abandoned." I have been abandoning writing projects for many years, since only the pressure of deadline and high expectations ever got me to finish, or even start, anything of merit. This blog is an attempt to create a more consistent, self-directed writing habit. Hopefully a direction and voice will emerge.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Ken Lay check out

So, Kenneth Lay dies suddenly while waiting for sentencing in his massive fraud conviction for lying about Enron.

A billionaire, now facing spending the rest of his life in prison, just . . . dies.
How conveeeeeeeenient.

Perhaps it wasn't intentional. Perhaps the strain of the absolute, total dissolution of his company, his fortune, his reputation, and his freedom was enough to put him over the edge. I could understand that.

But I can also believe that maybe, just maybe, he decided he had had enough and checked out. We won't know for sure until all the tests come back to see what was in his system. I'm usually not the conspiracy-theory type, but this just smells of a story.


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