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{ Monthly Archives } November 2007

Still here

Yes, I’m still alive. I’ve been on vacation since Thanksgiving. After the weeks of personnel issues and other nonsense at work, I thought it would be really nice to completely unplug. Unfortunately, folks have been ill, things are weird with Rat Jr. getting ready to move out of state, etc. I keep thinking I’ll sit […]

On making my world a safer place

Here’s the lead to a piece written in March entitled “why the gun is civilization“: Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding […]

‘Tis the season

Driving around town yesterday, I saw the following on one of those little 2 foot signs they stick in yards and along streets: Keep Christ in  Christmas Christian Superstore 701 N **** St. I’m thinking someone doesn’t quite get it.

On the road with Mowgli

Driving home this evening I was watching Disney’s “Jungle Book”. Yeah. I know. There’s something horribly wrong with that statement. The kids in the van in front of me were watching it on one of those built-in, overhead screens. A series of stoplights afforded me the opportunity to check out the movie. Flashback to the […]

The “Never trust a smiling cat” Friday Random Ten

To paraphrase Lewis Carroll, things are getting “randomer and randomer”. 1. Treasures – Thievery Corporation 2. Take me Home – Groove Armada 3. Okay, Alright – moe. 4. 40 – U2 5. Space Nazis must Die – Visit Venus 6. Blue – An Emotional Fish 7. Hayling – FC Kahuna 8. All I Need – […]

The “Let’s talk about Musical Themes across… Oh look, there’s a kitty!” Friday Random Ten

Imparting meaning to random events after the fact is a human trait. While it might be tempting to believe my MP3 player is somehow in cosmic collusion with the universe to produce a playlist that is just as scattered and unfocused as I feel today at the tail end of something vaguely resembling a week’s […]

Creeping Reality

Rat Jr. bought her first car a couple of days ago.  Mid- 90’s Jeep Cherokee.  It’s nice.  Last night when she came home she had a sort of wide-eyed look on her face.  When I asked her what the deal was, she said, “I can’t believe it’s really mine.” I remember that feeling; joy, with […]

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