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Archive for September, 2005

Lost my seat

Friday, September 30th, 2005

September is almost over, and somehow the month feels like a leftover plate of regrets. Buried up to my neck in various tasks and obligations and thoroughly marinated in my own inefficiencies and incompetences, I feel like I’ve gotten nothing done. The other day I had this “brilliant” idea about an essay dealing with need […]

Permaculture and vegetarianism

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

I’ve had my nose in and out of a book by Bill Mollison — his third, Permaculture; A Designer’s Manual. The book is due at the library again in a few days; it seems to be one of those massively circulating tomes, with mulitple “holds” on it at any given moment. Luckily, however, there’s plenty […]


Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Well, this is a new one: I can’t post comments on my own blog… I get a message back saying FORBIDDEN and “access denied.” I’ll write to the webmasters later, for now I’m too …bushed.

Meter Maid Dominant

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

According to news reports from all ends of the political spectrum, Hurricane Rita is set to have a huge impact on US oil production. Global Public Media notes that on Wednesday night, …Hurricane Rita was on course to make landfall south of the island city of Galveston on Saturday morning. By that time, wind shear […]

Math Online, and a Math Blog, too

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

Rooting around on e-learning blogs, I found out about two math sites, at least one of which is a gem: Interactive Math. It’s an excellent resource for anyone studying or teaching math topics from algebra to higher calculus. Another site that was mentioned is HeyMath, recently advocated by Thomas Friedman in this editorial in the […]

Cataloguing books online

Monday, September 19th, 2005

Have any of my one or three readers checked out either Library Thing or the Delicious Library and are you willing to offer your feedback or thoughts on same? Cataloguing my library is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and I have to say that doing it electronically, with all the options […]

Bush’s “female” speech

Friday, September 16th, 2005

Via Crooks and Liars, here’s a pointer I found thoroughly depressing…. Dick Morris on Bush: “Man, is he fortunate!” (both QT & Windows video available, go see). Crooks and Liars introduces the content thus: Dick Morris just loved President Bush’s speech last night. It had the most important component he likes. Morris calls it a […]


Thursday, September 15th, 2005

I defy anyone to try to read Bill Moyers’s incredible essay, Soul Freedom while simultaneously listening (in a second tab) to DJ Sujinho – I love Baile Funk. It’s impossible. The sound of explosions and the driving martial beat, juxtaposed to Moyers’s words of both compassion and critique: they make you choose. With lurid fascination, […]


Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Pressed for time lately, I have tried writing blog posts directly in MarsEdit vs writing them in TextEdit first. Consequently, I just deleted a second post, not because it was incendiary and I thought better of it, but because I hit ‘send to weblog’ by mistake… Memo to self: write in TextEdit first. Then copy […]

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