LAST NIGHT, Derek and I signed off PID Radio for the last time, and our headphones now hang silent in the living room coat closet. They won’t remain silent forever, I’m betting. If you listened to last night’s show, then you know that Derek is considering a solo project, and I think he’d be brilliant at it. As for me, I’m up to my eyeballs in editing and writing, so I’ve plenty to keep me busy. And I’ve returned to adding news items to PID News as time allows — an important task that helps me stay current on the massive game of ‘risk’ that’s now in play across the world. Isn’t it nice to know that the Lord God is the one in charge and not the lunatics?
Speaking of lunatics, some of you might wonder if I’ve not joined that bunch by returning to my white hair. Actually, the white hair pix of me now on the sites was taken in March of this year, but it will be current again in a month or so. I had decided in late March to try a little hair color once again (silly me — I know, but I’m not completely void of the occasional vain thought, come on!). Apparently, however, I have developed an allergy to PPD, an ingredient in most hair coloring products. PPD is a nasty little chemical compound — Para-Phenylenediamine. It goes by numerous chemical names (click here for more information), but no matter the moniker, it’s still the same nasty, coal-tar based compound. Severe forms of the allergy are life-threatening, but even the mild form is no fun. Even the hair itself caused my skin to itch like crazy.
So, I’m sporting nubby hair again, but not for long (no pun intended — okay, it’s intended). I’ve written a number of essays about inner beauty, and buzzed hair serves as a wonderful reminder of that, so I’m not complaining at all.
For now, it’s back to editing, writing, and perusing the world at large. PID Radio may have wrapped production of new shows, but we’ve still got so much to do! Isn’t life great?