Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Another Argument Against Heroin Use

Yet another faded star comes down to my neighborhood and flames out. Ladies and gentlemen, Leif Garrett:

And to think that my big sister used to have a crush on this man.

Speaking of the ravages of heroin, a very nice article in today's NYTimes on the drug-saturated town of Espanola, New Mexico, and Monica Lovato, the young female boxer who has risen from its desolation. Her grandmother gets the best quote, which I think applies to what is happening in a lot of drug-troubled rural towns across America:

"I think it's getting worse. I don't call this poverty. I don't know what it is. To tell you the truth, I don't really want to know."

Sometimes, when I feel bad about my struggle to control my weight, I'm glad to be reminded of the worst addictions then food there are out there.

BTW, when I lived in New Mexico, I traveled frequently through Espanola, where I saw the greatest bar sign ever. This photographer apparently agreed:


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