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NY Times:

The Nitpicking of the Masses vs. the Authority of the Experts.  In reference to Wikipedia, but I clicked the title because I thought, “what a great title to compare weblogging to professional journalism” ... at least, as practiced by many.  The actual article ends as my fiction would: neither is a clear benefit, as practiced.  Yet the potential for surpassing excellence sits unfulfilled, like an empty electric chair.

01/03/06 • 09:07 PM • InternetNewsWeblogs • No Comments


Hastert donates Abramoff-linked money.  Convenient timing; hold on to the illicit green until absolutely necessary to chuck it, then unceremoniously drop it off to a charity so the religious base will smile upon their salacious and ‘deeply-felt’ remorse.  Deep as the complicity, the collusion itself.

Abramoff, DeLay, etc. etc. ... O tempora, O mores.  Or rather, Verres and his province.

01/03/06 • 08:30 PM • HistoryPolitics • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

Mini-cattle.  For the poky cowpoke.

01/03/06 • 06:52 PM • ConsumptionHome & Living • No Comments

I ain’t believin’ this.

Turn up your sound.  Reminds me of those dreadful but hilariously funny furniture commercials in Knoxville in the late ‘70’s, post-Empire Strikes Back, starring “Yo-del and the Dark Inflator” ...

01/03/06 • 05:48 PM • ConsumptionEntertainment • No Comments


photographic model releases (scroll down).

01/03/06 • 05:18 PM • LawPhotography • No Comments

Destination CRM:

How to be a Corporate Blogger.  Exploring the fine line between tongue-in-cheek and foot-in-mouth ...

01/03/06 • 05:06 PM • Weblogs • No Comments

The 2006 Bloggies

are open for submission.

01/03/06 • 05:04 PM • InternetWeblogs • No Comments




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01/03/06 • 04:45 PM • General1 Comment


Have scientists found Mozart’s skull? Eine kleine grave robbery.

01/03/06 • 12:29 PM • HistoryMusic • No Comments


Bibble 4.5. Reportedly improves Canon .CR2 color rendering.

01/03/06 • 11:01 AM • Photography • No Comments


Debate over eavesdropping grows.  “Newsweek reports that Mr. Ashcroft refused to overturn his deputy’s decision, which means the White House may have gone ahead with the program without the support of the Justice Department at that time.”

01/03/06 • 10:42 AM • Human RightsLawPolitics • No Comments

The Economist:

Putin turns the taps back on.  Cold comfort.

01/03/06 • 10:40 AM • EnvironmentalPolitics • No Comments

NY Times Science:

The Cute Factor.

01/03/06 • 09:43 AM • PsychologyScholarlyScience • No Comments

NY Times Books:

Who ever contemplated that Janet Maslin would be reviewing fiction about weblogging?

01/03/06 • 09:33 AM • BooksWeblogs • No Comments

NY Times Washington:

G.O.P. Lobbyist to Plead Guilty in Deal With Prosecutors.  Like I said, I hope Abramoff is under armed guard.  There’s going to be a lot of unhappy pols when he opens his mouth.

01/03/06 • 09:29 AM • Politics • No Comments

London Review of Books:

What I heard about Iraq in 2005.

01/02/06 • 09:55 AM • BooksHistoryHuman RightsPolitics(3) Comments

NY Times:

If it ain’t Baroque, don’t fix it ...

01/02/06 • 09:26 AM • EntertainmentMusic(2) Comments

SF New Mexican:

Odds are on for a dry winter, dry spring.

01/02/06 • 08:54 AM • EnvironmentalSanta Fe Local • No Comments

And another ...

antique phones.

01/01/06 • 12:15 PM • ConsumptionHome & LivingPersonal • No Comments


Copper and stone sinks, bathtubs, etc.

01/01/06 • 12:03 PM • HistoryHome & LivingSanta Fe Local • No Comments

NY Times Business:

Heat From the Earth to Warm Your Hearth.

01/01/06 • 10:08 AM • EnvironmentalHome & Living • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

Follow-up. Remember those stolen explosives in Albuquerque?  They’ve been found.

01/01/06 • 10:04 AM • LawSanta Fe Local • No Comments

Happy New Year!

And 2006 kicks in with some ripping winds.  Advisory until 6pm tonight.  Somebody got snow, but it “weren’t us” down here at 7k altitude.  Probably 8k or over. I did hear the rattle of ice hitting the windows last night; nary a smidge of evidence this morning.  Freeze-dried by the winds, I suppose.  Wind chill on the weather sites say 30’s; I think it’s a load of hokum. It feels a lot colder.  I’m not even going to try lighting a fire ... it would have to be built up to forest-fire proportions before the chimney would draw, with these gusts.

01/01/06 • 09:46 AM • PersonalSanta Fe Local1 Comment

What Man May Learn, What Man May Do.

What man may learn, what man may do,
Of right or wrong of false or true,
While, skipper-like, his course he steers
Through nine and twenty mingled years,
Half misconceived and half forgot,
So much I know and practise not.

Old are the words of wisdom, old
The counsels of the wise and bold:
To close the ears, to check the tongue,
To keep the pining spirit young;
To act the right, to say the true,
And to be kind whate’er you do.

Thus we across the modern stage
Follow the wise of every age;
And, as oaks grow and rivers run
Unchanged in the unchanging sun,
So the eternal march of man
Goes forth on an eternal plan.

- Robert Louis Stevenson.

12/31/05 • 10:14 AM • Personal • No Comments


When Chihuahuas Attack.

12/30/05 • 02:25 PM • HealthLaw • No Comments
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