Archives for: June 2008

Things that look like other things

June 30th, 2008
I was in a Wal-Mart recently, looking for something that they didn't have,"wandered by" the toy aisles. I ended up in front of a large display of Hot Wheels cars: 97 cents each! And yet, I resisted. Even at under a dollar, I don't need more… more »

Now I just have to wait...

June 30th, 2008
In short order, I fulfilled my two-concerts-a-year quota: and It was the second that caused some amount of internal debate. On the one hand...well, it's My Bloody Valentine, isn't it? That's a pretty strong argument. On the other, I don't kno… more »

Compare and contrast

June 19th, 2008
One: WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2003 – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dismissed as "utter nonsense" the notion that the United States is after Iraqi oil. ... In his Al Jazeera interview, Rumsfeld directly addressed a number of misperceptions spreading… more »

Our new galaxy

June 19th, 2008
Our galaxy has lost two of its arms. At least, it has according to the latest map of the Milky Way. And although we're not way, way out on the edge of the galaxy, we're not in one of the arms. Of which there are only two, apparently. No, we're off i… more »

Book reviews

June 12th, 2008
One problem with being an avid collector of books, but not a particularly fast reader, is that more and more often I'm finding that my interest in a book declines noticeably between the time I purchase the book and when I actually find time to read it.… more »