I forgot one that I haven't yet added to the list to the left there. So it's 995 then.
Month: July 2006
6 More to Go
My lifetime Books I Have Read list is up to 994. Which is somewhat below the true total, I should think, since I only began keeping this list a few years ago and I only added books that I was certain that I had read. So there's probably a fair number from my childhood that … Continue reading 6 More to Go
Doping and Uncertainty
The Tour de France is over and, for the eighth year in a row an American stood on the top of the podium in Paris. Floyd Landis finished 57 seconds ahead of Oscar Pereiro, his nearest competitor. The victory was made all the more impressive by the news released by Landis and his team, Phonak, … Continue reading Doping and Uncertainty
Any of you watch it? No? Why not? Oh, yeah. We're Americans. I like to make fun of soccer (my wife thinks I do it rather too often) and soccer players, though one has to be much more careful with that nowadays because one is always running into people whose kids play soccer or played … Continue reading World Cup
Wish I’d thought of this.
Space Invaders! With real people! (Linked in The Corner.)
Fun little quiz from ESPN. I did about as well as I thought I would before I started and better than I thought I had once I finished. (Sort that out.) 30 out of 50 using no references other than the facts in my own head.
Back from vacation at the end of last week, and I did get to do some thinking about a required reading list (or "lists"), but I haven't hammered out anything final. I didn't get to spend as much time considering it as I hoped, and it's also been a slower process than I anticipated. But, … Continue reading Book List
A brief note on War and Our World by John Keegan. The book itself is merely a collection of lectures delivered by Keegan on the topic on which he is expert, war. He does have interesting things to say about war and military history and the future of warfare, but I think he is altogether … Continue reading As Promised