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Laws of men

Sunday, August 31st, 2003

The case of Amina Lawal drags on, again, with the case now adjourned until September 25. Perhaps her lawyers will manage to argue a loophole that allows the men of the Shariah court to “save face” and acquit her. Instead of saving their faces, they should be rubbing the medieval scales from their eyes to […]

Wanted: allies in love

Sunday, August 31st, 2003

Thank god for the Raging Grannies, thank god for the old crones who won’t shut the hell up. There’s Doris “Granny D.” Haddock, who spoke in Hood River, Oregon, on August 16, 2003, A Small Group of Dedicated People Might Actually Do Something, to name the two politics possible in today’s world: the politics of […]

Hurry up, Johnny

Sunday, August 31st, 2003

As a homeschooling parent and someone opposed to the factory school, this “only in the well-off industrialized world” bit of news totally cracks me up: Officials are determined to crack down on parents who drive their children to school in journeys that sometimes involve less than a mile. The habit is blamed for a fifth […]

Action and-or talk-talk

Sunday, August 31st, 2003

Both The River and Wood’s Lot point to a couple of interesting Noam Chomsky links. One is on the Interactivist Info Exchange, in which, among other things, Chomsky addresses the following question: “When you talk about the role of intellectuals you say that the first duty is to concentrate on your own country. Could you […]

Emma is

Thursday, August 28th, 2003

Emma finally posted something again on her blog. It’s hilarious, and I’m not just saying that because she’s many sided and ungirlishly terrific and completely out of the box.

Do leopards change their spots? No? Thanks for all the fish….

Wednesday, August 27th, 2003

If you’re reading this and don’t know me, you might not know that I am a homeschooling parent. Shudder. Lunatic fringe. We — spouse & I — pulled our kids out of a “one-room school house” school in Salem, Massachusetts in June 2000 when he was 9 and she was 6. Then, last year was […]

All’s well that …runs retrograde? Something about Mars

Monday, August 25th, 2003

I haven’t gone out to spy on Mars yet, but on the 27th I’m hoping for clear skies and a good view. In the meantime, I remembered a Shakespeare quote I used for a calligraphy project when I was 15 or 16 (i.e., about the last time that Mars was this close to Earth). I […]

“Forget if it’s working or not, the model is good.”

Sunday, August 24th, 2003

Or: how to get in deeper. Interesting article in today’s Toronto Star, Why U.N. is a target; Tuesday’s bombing of civilian aid workers in Baghdad signals a dramatic escalation, by Lynda Hurst. Lots of detail and background. She quotes Maurice Strong, a Canadian businessman who has in the past acted as a special for the […]

De-pattern language

Friday, August 22nd, 2003

See this AlterNet article by Kim Eisele, Poverty-Chic: Diesel’s New Line, on fashion and advertising strategies — two of your friendly host’s favourite betes-noir. Writing from Tucson, Arizona and within spitting distance of Mexico, Eisele asks: As the number of undocumented, would-be migrant workers found dead in the deserts of the Southwest since last October […]

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