Monthly Archives: January 2007

New York Daily Photo

After looking at it for several days, I’m adding a new photoblog link, to New York Daily Photo. Let me know what you think.

Lame Quiz

I tried Find Your Spot a couple of times, tweaking the answers, and it always comes up with a list that might be called “Places I Would Never Live.” Even more suspicious, it always comes up with some of the same uninviting places.
Someone else try it and let me know if they get better results.

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And Obama Jumps In!

 http://www.barackobama.com/video/ 

Form vs. Function

Confession: For the past week, I’ve paid way more attention to the way this blog looks than to anything I might have to say. For $10 I bought the right to tinker around with the “CSS” that dictates the colors and so on for the blog. Because I don’t know a thing about CSS, it took a lot of trial and error. I did look at one of the “support” forums, but left after seeing a comment from a “supporter” about how he hated “newbies messing around with CSS.” * hmmph *

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Stem Cell Research & Global Warming – Please Explain

Questions That I Need Answered:

1. The right tries to discredit the no-longer-debated proof that global warming is a reality by positing that this is another predictable trick by the left to scare people. But, they don’t explain WHY progressives, liberals, or radicals on the left would gain anything by warning people about global warming if it weren’t true? What’s in it for them/us? What’s the theory here? As near as I can figure, it goes something like this – “Them tree-huggers and liberals just hate to see the common man get ahead (so, um, what about their support of increased minimum wage and universal health care?) but anyway, the lefties hate to see folks succeed, especially corporate folks, and they’d rather pass more laws that let the government interfere with our personal lives, (but isn’t it the right that likes laws about private sexual behavior, personal medical decisions, etc?), so if they convince folks to worry about global warming and drive less or whatever, then um . . . . like I said, what’s the theory here?

2. What the hell does stem cell research have to do with abortion, really?  Has there ever been a woman on earth who said to herself, “Gee, I was going to have this baby but, y’know, if I abort it maybe the embryonic cells will be used for research.”

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The Really Cruelest Month

It has to be January.  Everyone I know is down in the dumps, appliances break, budgets are in disarray.  And, worst of all, I had to cancel a trip to see my dad while he’s in Florida.  Discretion prevents me from airing the reasons for this change of plans.

Transitions

The Norabird has flown west again, where the sun is now setting at 4:30 p.m. which is, believe-it-or-not, 15 minutes later than sunset three weeks ago.   Evan goes back in a couple of days.
So, I have seamlessly switched from holidays busy with visiting parents and grandparents to holidays occupied by having big kids visit us.  Whaddya know.