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Month: August 2011

WTC Memorial, Aug 29, 2002

My politically incorrect stance on 9/11

The TV promos have started. The special programs have started. The tenth anniversary of 9/11 is almost here and it’s clear we are going to be swamped with special observances, […]

Hurricane Irene

Thoughts on Irene

I’ve had the TV on all day, tuned to CNN, watching the news and worrying about everyone on the East Coast. Specifically, I worry about those few individuals I know […]

shingles vaccine

Don’t overlook the shingles vaccine

The planets finally aligned today and I got my shingles vaccination. I’ve been intending to do it ever since the vaccine was approved about five years ago. But I’d ask […]

Irene cone of probability

Nothing funny about Irene

Not to minimize the danger and disruption that Hurricane Irene is about to spread up the East Coast, but I’ve gotten a bit fixated on one recurring detail in the […]


Run, Gadhafi, run

Moammar Gadhafi is probably not a happy camper today. Nobody seems to know where he is, but we know for sure he’s on the run, hiding, probably trying to get […]

Curtis Killorn painted tree

Curtis Killorn: Artist or vandal?

Curtis Killorn, an artist in Salida, Colo., likes his canvases au naturel. He finds and paints trees. Dead ones. Snags. The kind that a property owner might cut down. Or […]

Hey, WordPress, check this out

In a previous post about things I’d like to see added to WordPress themes, I mentioned liking dynamic features, features that change or move or work in interesting ways. WordPress […]

‘Please don’t shoot, sir’

CNN’s Sara Sidner (pronounced Side-ner) has spent most of the day reporting from in and around Gadhafi’s compound in Tripoli, Libya. What a woman! That’s right. A woman. Flak jacket, […]

The rich get rich and the poor get …

Capitol Hill’s Roll Call has released its list of 2011’s richest members of Congress. Is your devoted “public servant” on it? If not, don’t lose hope. Half the people in […]

It’s never okay

It’s that time of year again. Schools across the country are opening. School zones are firing up their warning lights and polishing up their signs. Police are watching areas they […]

Name that tune

Funny how the mind works. When it works. If it works. I was in the kitchen fixing lunch and out of the blue I recalled a line from an old […]