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I’m

going to be busy over the next three days.  Postings will resume on Saturday, at the ‘normal’ weekend intensity (read: minimal).  Back to normal next week.

04/19/06 • 05:06 AM • Personal • No Comments

SF New Mexican/AP:

Hawaii may honor Humuhumunukunukuapuaa.  They darn well better!  This is why:

restore the humu!



I have a ‘vested’ interest in the humuhumunukunukuapuaa.  I bought the above shirt when United lost my luggage while doing a couple of back-to-back gigs in Hawaii.  I lived in this shirt for ... four days straight?  Anyway, the quaint story that goes with it is, the elderly Hawaiian native woman who ran the gift shop, wouldn’t let me buy the shirt until I guessed how to say the name correctly.  It took me a long time ... creating a great deal of comedy in the store at my ego’s expense.

Anyway, me and humuhumu got to be close pals.  Go humuhumu.

04/18/06 • 05:55 PM • GeneralLawNaturePersonal • No Comments

A chart of

crude oil prices, over time.  With prices over $70 today, add the appropriate spike at the end.

04/18/06 • 11:23 AM • ConsumptionEnvironmentalHistory(2) Comments

NY Times NY Region:

A New Crime Fighter, for $10 in Hay and Oats.  More cities should follow this example.

04/18/06 • 11:17 AM • EnvironmentalLawNature • No Comments

Vanity Fair:

Carl Bernstein discusses the feasibility of an impeachment case against President Bush clearly and succinctly.  No cheap shots, many expensive ones ... and one or two appropriate Orwell references (to the use of modern ‘newspeak’).  Congress, particularly the Senate, needs to wake up.

“[The Senate] is a sanctuary; a citadel of law, of order, and of liberty; and it is here — it is here, in this exalted refuge; here, if anywhere, will resistance be made to the storms of political phrenzy and the silent arts of corruption; and if the Constitution be destined ever to perish by the sacrilegious hands of the demagogue or the usurper, which God avert, its expiring agonies will be witnessed on this floor.”
- Vice President Aaron Burr, Jr.

04/18/06 • 09:24 AM • HistoryNewsPolitics(2) Comments

SF New Mexican:

East side of Santa Fe National Forest enters Stage I fire restrictions.

04/18/06 • 05:33 AM • EnvironmentalNatureSanta Fe Local • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

World War II secret weapon: the lowly prune.

04/17/06 • 06:36 PM • FoodHistoryHuman Rights • No Comments

Telegraph.UK:

“The reputation of the “Ugly American” abroad is not, however, just some cruel stereotype, but - according to the American government itself - worryingly accurate.

04/17/06 • 11:58 AM • Human RightsPsychologyTravel • No Comments

The Economist:

Forget China, India and the internet: economic growth is driven by women.  “Girls get better grades at school than boys, and in most developed countries more women than men go to university. Women will thus be better equipped for the new jobs of the 21st century, in which brains count a lot more than brawn.”

04/17/06 • 11:16 AM • Human RightsInternetScholarly • No Comments

Toronto Star:

Vitruvian Man, neutered.

04/17/06 • 10:12 AM • ArtsEntertainmentHistory • No Comments

NY Times NY Region/Opinions:

A Raspberry for BlackBerrys.  With my face sticking in a CRT, I think back fondly to the controversy over Winky Dink.

Tangential: Inside Higher Ed, The Silencer.

04/17/06 • 10:10 AM • ConsumptionEntertainmentHealthMusic • No Comments

The Art Newspaper:

Amateur to dig on site of medieval capital in search of Bosnia’s own Valley of the Kings.  Bosnia may have to learn the Schliemann lesson the hard way.

04/17/06 • 10:03 AM • ArtsHistory • No Comments

Telegraph.UK:

Anthropomorphizing the everyday household object.  And yet, this is something to rebel against.  The object may look great, but in use it may be use-less.  I have this ongoing war with chair designs; noone designs for long torsos.

04/17/06 • 09:55 AM • ArtsConsumptionPsychology • No Comments

NY Times Business:

Forget Computers. Here Comes the Sun.  Some of us have been holding our breaths since the 70’s for affordable solar power; now 30 years later, we might actually see it.

04/17/06 • 09:39 AM • ConsumptionHome & LivingScience • No Comments

NY Times Movies:

Restoring Fatty Arbuckle’s Tarnished Reputation at MoMa.  A career ruined by what may have been a backalley abortion.  Do read the deeper history.

04/17/06 • 09:34 AM • EntertainmentHealthHistory • No Comments

NY Times:

Iran Claims Nuclear Steps in New Worry.  Add this: Iran Has Raised Efforts to Obtain U.S. Arms Illegally, Officials Say.  And, of course, the threats of terrorism over the weekend.  I retract some of my earlier statements.  I do not now know how to parse the nuclear ramp-up in Iran.  Their actions do not match any of my logic.  I will recede to listening and observing, rather than armchair theorizing.

04/17/06 • 09:18 AM • CorrectionsHuman RightsPolitics • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

LANL in running to design new nukes.  “They might contain ‘use controls’ that would enable the military to disable the weapons by remote control if they are stolen by terrorists.”

04/17/06 • 08:17 AM • EnvironmentalPolitics • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

Crews corral northern N.M. fire.  I took a little drive up the Ski Basin road to Aspen Vista, before they close the forests down.  It’s dry, dry, dry up there.  Only a matter of days/weeks, I think.

04/17/06 • 08:14 AM • EnvironmentalNatureSanta Fe Local1 Comment

For Easter:




The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day.
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You’re one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
a cloud come over the sunlit arch,
And wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you’re two months back in the middle of March.
- Robert Frost.

The sun is warm, but the winds are stiff.  Enjoy your day.

04/16/06 • 10:20 AM • ArtsBooksHistory • No Comments

Times Online.UK:

Soldier found after almost 100 years in Flanders mud.  Too perfect a circumstance not to do the obvious poem.  Rest in peace now, young man.  Rest in peace.

04/15/06 • 12:42 PM • HistoryHuman Rights • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

A big start to our 2006 fire season.  Firebombers have been droning overhead for the last two or three days.

04/15/06 • 09:12 AM • EnvironmentalNatureSanta Fe Local • No Comments

Sunset this evening.

 


sunset two.


A sequence of three.


04/14/06 • 06:15 PM • General • No Comments

Busy.

Links later.

04/14/06 • 10:54 AM • Personal • No Comments

St Francis Cathedral:

 


st. francis cathedral.


Slight channel mixer spookiness.


04/13/06 • 08:30 PM • PersonalPhotographyReligionSanta Fe Local1 Comment

Rob Galbraith:

Apple’s Aperture hits 1.1, drops price by almost half.  You still need Photoshop, so the premium price wouldn’t fly ... IMHO.

04/13/06 • 09:27 AM • ArtsComputingDesignSoftware • No Comments
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