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{ Monthly Archives } November 2006

Moral Obligation in a (sort-of) Capitalist World

I get tired of playing devil’s advocate sometimes, so I thought I would, for a change, just lay out what I believe and let the jackals have at it.  Most of this came to me while I was in the waiting room at the doctor’s office. Human beings can be really sick, twisted bastards.  There […]

The Feast of Saint Saran

On the road this afternoon I got a chance to listen to Garrison Keillor and The Prairie Home Companion.  Apparently today is a religious holiday I was not familiar with.  The Feast of Saint Saran is the first Sunday after Thanksgiving, a time for consumption of all (or most) of the stuff still left from […]

Aggressive Sharing

I have something on my hand.  I’m not sure whether it is a nipple, an eye, or a flower.  Given the source, I’m guessing flower.  I stopped by the grocery store on my way home this evening.  A little girl who appeared to be about 6 or 7 asked me if I wanted a sticker.  […]

The “Late as usual” obligatory Thanksgiving Post

Actually, by my standards, two days isn’t all that late.  A couple of years ago I started mailing Christmas cards in July.  I figured I had less things going on during that part of the year, they would definitely make an impression, and people wouldn’t be able to figure out whether I was just really, […]


I was going to launch into a day-labor discussion tonight, but I’m pretty much toast.  It has been a long tense week; it’s going to be worse later.  And hey, I’m being lazy. Instead I’ve got two alternate items.  First (via the Register), an analysis of Microsoft’s new EULA for Vista.  (Here’s a hint:  If […]

More on a theme

For my four regular readers, I apologize for going missing.  Sometimes real life intrudes, even into my carefully distanced, isolated personal life. I find it fascinating that, whether you credit it to Providence, Fate, Karma, or the random graspings of the human mind attempting to impose order on a random universe, often when you spend […]


I guess you could say I’ve been indulging myself a bit this week.  I mentioned earlier that I was trying out satellite radio.  I finally gave up.  I just couldn’t find channels that held my interest. Someone is showing all 6 Star Wars movies back to back to back this weekend.  On a whim I […]

Logic Problem

While I’m on a roll today I figured would mention this thought that came to me while driving home from the Doctor’s office with the Head Rat. IF it is true that a man’s greatness is determined by the greatness of his enemies AND IF George W. Bush is the small-minded, moronic simpleton the rabid […]

Ye shall know them by their fruits

OK, granted, me quoting scripture is, perhaps, a bit of a stretch, but it just seemed appropriate under the circumstances.  At some point I will try to verbalize my thoughts on the left’s secular semi-religious fervor for government taking care of everyone.  In this context, however, the point is less abstract.  I’m simply getting ready […]

The Friday, Mostly Instrumental, Limited Playlist, Semi-Random Ten

1.   Sola Sistim – Underworld2.   Whispering Wind – Moby3.   Harry Flowers – William Orbit4.   Clocks – Coldplay5.   Cosmic Messenger – Jean-Luc Ponty6.   Herb Boy – Tastexperience7.   Who Am I – Peace Orchestra8.   We Don’t Mind the Rain – Pete Namlook9.   I Love Music – Flunk10.  Hayling – FC Kahuna The List* comes off of my […]

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