Category: Personal

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August 11th, 2009
I am shrugging off my World of Warcraft addiction again. Addiction is probably the wrong word - I have no problem quitting, but I do have difficulty playing in moderation. I had gone cold turkey for four or so months last year, but then my wife pulled m… more »

Have You Read? List of 100 books

August 6th, 2009
I found this to be a good list of seminal works (available in English); very genre open-minded. Lots of books here I really ought to read; so far I've read almost exactly a third (33) of them. It does lack any Mark Twain. Also: 4 Jane Austen novels? Com… more »

Sic Transit KWOD

July 28th, 2009
I have been a long-time listener to KWOD 106.5, based in Sacramento. They've been reliable for years in finding the best new music during the current dearth of anything really good. In the last couple of weeks, however, I noticed when I flipped the… more »

New Glasses

July 28th, 2009
My new glasses have arrived, and they look sharp! Kazuo Kawasaki rimless rectangular cut, made in Japan, and mostly paid for by VSP. Say what you will about Sarah Palin - and I do - but the woman had some darn smexy eyewear. They're also made out… more »

Missing Out

July 22nd, 2009
Well, it's Preview Night. I'm surprisingly depressed to not be going to the San Diego Comic-Con this year. In addition to simply missing out on The Happiest Place On Earth (for 4.25 days), I'm weighted by a real tangle of semi-solid bugaboos: Getting… more »