Waiting for a Miracle

Powerful, inspirational lyrics from Bruce Cockburn’s song Waiting for a Miracle: You stand up proud You pretend you’re strong In the hope that you can be (I first came to know this song by hearing it performed live by the JGB. It’s a very nice, gospel-tinged song, and a fine performance is available on their … Read more

Tough Times

I read the news today, oh boy. It just gets worse and worse. I’ve been a bit farklempt thinking of and reading about the very personal impact this war is having on lives all across our country. Still, we’re there now; what do we do to exit in a manner that doesn’t make things worse? … Read more

It’s Even Worse Than it Appears

See anything biased about the image below? (It’s from an early May edition of US News and World Report.) Think about it a minute, and see if you can find 3 points of possible bias. I fancy myself somewhat media savvy, and I did notice that this magazine cover presented a very slanted message: note … Read more

Comet Bradfield

I thought this beautiful picture of comet Bradfield deserved a wider viewing. It is one of 3 comets visible to the naked eye during April and May of 2004; a fairly unusual occurence. More information on these naked eye comets is available in this National Geographic article. Oh, why not? Here’s another one: Click on … Read more

Liteon DVD & Dantz Retrospect

I got a new dvd-writer to replace one that had died. The Liteon 812s was only 105$ and features the latest technologies: 8X DVD +/- R/RW. It now works great on my XP Pro system, though I did have to update Nero to recognize the drive. In addition, I had to do something so odd … Read more

All Good Things

All Good Things is a fragment of a lyric from the Jerry Garcia song, Run for the Roses, and now it is the name of a spectacular new 6 CD box set featuring Jerry’s studio recordings. Most of these songs were performed with the then current arrangement of the Jerry Garcia Band or other musical … Read more

23rd Post

This is a riff on the 23rd page meme that passed through the blogosphere last week. 1. Go into your blog’s archives. 2. Find your 23rd post (or closest to). 3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to). 4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions. there’s power in … Read more

About All the Pages

Ever since Ken referred to me as Mike NLI (no last initial), I’ve been aware that this site needed an About page. And so, now it has one: About All the Pages. It’s a work in progress, but is date-stamped to help track changes.

San Diego and Seattle Trips

The blog format, with articles appearing in reverse date order so that the newest postings are displayed first, works rather well … for blogs themselves. On the other hand, if someone is trying to review all the postings on someone’s blog related to a specific activity, such as a road trip to Seattle, then there’s … Read more

All the Pages: New Home!

This is the first entry I’m making to this site in its new location. I’ve been feverishly testing and reviewing the site, including checking links and setting up redirects from the old site, and it appears it’s time to take the plunge and make a posting. All the Pages are My Days is the name … Read more