Now That You Mention It

I was reviewing David Hyatt’s site and found his comments regarding the season finale of The West Wing meshed almost exactly with mine. It’s pretty hard to engage in ‘suspension of belief’ with so many obvious plot holes. I hadn’t really thought about the bullet-proof vest before; the fact he appeared to assume there was … Read more

It’s the Space Between the Beat

This concept, lowercase sound, makes some sense to me. When I’m working I often am only barely aware of the music I’m listening to; I’m so involved in what I’m doing. Music that is barely there, so to speak, might be just the thing. or maybe not. Whisper the Songs of Silence

Bloggin’ in the City

Here’s a cool blend of the real and virtual worlds. nyc bloggers is a web site that maps NYC bloggers to their nearest subway line.

Some Say the Ads are the Best Part

I love this kind of stuff! When I was a young (right before & after learning to read) kid I used to spend hours looking at National Geographic magazines provided by my Aunt Mildred and Uncle Bernard. I was fascinated by the ads, and for some reason, the Union-Carbide ads were particularly appealing. This high … Read more

You Know You’re From Kansas

I’m sure this humorous list would be recogized by folks across the midwest, not just those in Kansas. But then I’m originally from Kansas, so what do I know? You Know You’re From Kansas 23 Sep. 2004 the link above is broken, but thanks to the Wayback machine, I’ve recovered a copy and posted it … Read more

Dry Rub For Beef

3/4 Cup packed brown sugar 1/2 Cup paprika 2 1/2 Tablespoons coarse salt 2 1/2 Tablespoons ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 Tablespoon onion powder Mix all of the ingredients together. Shake on the meat and let sit for at least 2 hours before cooking meat. ( Better if left on longer.) Store … Read more

Short Stories

Here’s a link to an eclectic set of short stories: Textism

Electronic Voices from the Twin Towers

This compelling story was too much for me to read at one sitting. The NYTimes is to be commended for writing such a difficult, yet ultimately necessary, both for the historical record and as a contribution to healing, article. Fighting to Live as the Towers Died

Know Anyone Like This?

Hmm, so creative folks are often moody and exhibit behaviours reminiscent of a manic/depressive … this is news? STANFORD RESEARCHERS ESTABLISH LINK BETWEEN CREATIVE GENIUS AND MENTAL ILLNESS (January 2015 update: old link,, no longer works, so replaced w/one to

In the River!?

What a shame. Over 100 paintings and other stolen art objects, worth over 1 billion dollars, were destroyed in France by a mother seeking to protect her son, who had stolen the paintings, etc. Your Stolen Art? I Threw It Away, Dear