I had this great idea for a ranting essay while walking to the Tesoro this morning to buy a map. Now, unfortunately, I can't remember what it was or even remotely what the subject was. I know it was something to do with petty authority--maybe. Human conciousness is a fascinating thing--we claim to be so aware of ourselves and of our surroundings, but one must wonder how aware we really are. Moment by moment things just seem to slip in and out with ease. It is a pretty poor data retrieval system if you ask me.