A good article up over at the First Things blog asks "[S]hould a society lend legitimacy to a legal system whose raison d’être is the destruction of that society?"----------------Listening to: Philharmonia Virtuosi - Musical Evenings With the Captain - 15 - Eight Pieces for Violin and Cello Airvia FoxyTunes
Month: March 2008
They are a little odd, yes.
I read through Birds Are Weird, the fourth collection of Penny Arcade comics. Once again, I was struck by how incredibly funny these guys are, and how much I regret that their humor includes large dollops of profanity. There is the odd comic which is clean from start to finish, but most of it is … Continue reading They are a little odd, yes.
Here’s the wind-up…
I "read" the Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers. By that, I mean I read the various article sections and flipped through the reference section. I didn't read every single entry about which pitches were thrown by which pitchers. I feel a bit bad about including it on my list of books as a result, but my … Continue reading Here’s the wind-up…
If only everyone agreed with me…
Bill James' detractors have a point. The man is unquestionably intelligent and deserves a large chunk of credit for getting baseball fans to look at their favourite game in new and interesting ways. He also, without a doubt, has come up with some excellent tools that tell one a lot more about the game than … Continue reading If only everyone agreed with me…
I was almost made to wait!
I read through another e-book version of Wodehouse on my nifty new Palm device. It's not a bad way to read books, really. If there was an easier way to page through it, it would be about perfect. (And it's a lot cheaper and more versatile than a Kindle!) The Politeness of Princes is a … Continue reading I was almost made to wait!
Keeping the SF theme rolling, I read the Cobra trilogy by Timothy Zahn since it was all there at the library in a single volume while I was looking for the next Dragonback book. (He's big into reptiles, neh?) It was clear that this was really more than one book, and the first was the … Continue reading Yo! Joe!
Free! Free Fallin’…
On my brother's suggestion (the brother with no website), I took a look at the Vorkosigan saga of Lois McMaster Bujold. I don't think Falling Free was the first written, but I believe it was the first chronologically. I liked it, but even if I hadn't, I would have given the books another shot. After … Continue reading Free! Free Fallin’…
Top Five Musicals
I was speaking to my father this evening (he has no internet presence of which I am aware, so no link) and we got onto the topic of what would be our top five musicals. My father was of the opinion that he didn't really have a top five. He said he could probably think … Continue reading Top Five Musicals
A Beautiful Day
My elder daughter had her third birthday today. It wasn't a frantic, frenetic day. We didn't throw an enormous party and spend too much money and time chasing small children around our apartment. No, that's never been my idea of fun, neither as a child nor as an adult. I sincerely hope it will never … Continue reading A Beautiful Day
I have promised myself that I would not sink to such depths. I will refuse to slacken my vigilance against falling into the morass. I will not use made-up corporate faux-words. I will not say "uncomplicate", say "impact" when I mean "affect"; I will do my best to say "use" instead of "utilize", I will … Continue reading Degradation