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Archive for January, 2005

Something about Harry

Saturday, January 15th, 2005

Struck by some kind of viral or bacterial infection — which is horrid enough to remind me of my 1998 near-death encounter with pneumonia — I still feel compelled to heave the old laptop literally onto my lap, because how can I let this story pass? By now everyone has read about not-so-charming-prince Harry and […]

Something about language

Tuesday, January 11th, 2005

Nope, it’s gone. Driving back from UVic tonight, after choir drop-off for one of the offspring, I had a moment of clarity about language, about why it’s our first technology. But then I lost it. By the time the CD track changed from Slipping below the water line (which I love because, among other things, […]

Better git hit in your soul

Monday, January 10th, 2005

I need a solar panel on my sole. Unshoveled sidewalks have frozen over — joggers are hogging the street instead of staying on sidewalks, and one can only surmise that infirm elderly people are staying indoors. New mothers, off to a “new start” with the “new year,” dogged in their pursuit of “new figures,” put […]


Friday, January 7th, 2005

It snowed today, which is a relatively unusual meteorological occurence in Victoria, British Columbia. It snowed for most of the day, in fact, which means that I am eating my words — the ones that said, around the Winter Solstice, “Oh, it won’t get colder, it will just [finally] start getting ligher.” Twice my kids […]


Thursday, January 6th, 2005

Bill Gates was asked what he thought of advocates for copyright reform. It appears he likens them to communists: There are some new modern-day sort of communists who want to get rid of the incentive for musicians and moviemakers and software makers under various guises. [More…] Oh my. Could that big house of Bill’s be […]

(some) Lumberjacks in British Columbia do it underwater

Wednesday, January 5th, 2005

There’s a nifty local company in Victoria called Triton Logging. It’s a fabulous project — a marriage of lumberjacking and advanced marine technology. The company harvests trees submerged decades ago during hydroelectric dam construction. According to Triton Logging, there are twenty million standing trees submerged under water in British Columbia alone, and countless more submerged […]

I, Claudia

Tuesday, January 4th, 2005

Several nights ago, we rented I, Claudia, a marvel of a film based on (and starring) Kristen Thomson’s one-woman play of the same name. The film was directed by Chris Abraham, and Thomson plays all the major parts with the help of masks that cover half the actor’s face: As a result, the work had […]

Hang on!

Monday, January 3rd, 2005

Hang on a minute, I liked many of the Emperor’s proposals, er, plans, er… whatevers…. WTF?? See James W. Johnson’s A Man With a Plan (via Gibson). Very scary, stunning, and …duh.

Not just any old white bread…

Monday, January 3rd, 2005

Elaine is on a roll — go read now: there’s this entry on the religious (in)significance of the Indian Ocean disaster; another that celebrates feedback and ends with an interesting commentary on the “Sandwich Generation”; and her most recent entry, referring to Norm Jensen‘s blog which includes a clip for this, aka GW blooping live.

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