Senator Dodd on the Constitution

Comments by Senator Dodd as the Senate prepares to abolish key aspects of our constitution. Mr. President, on September 11, 2001, America was attacked by ruthless enemies of this country. It is my strong belief that those responsible for orchestrating this plot, and anyone else who seeks to do harm to our nation and our … Read more

Senator Feingold on the Constitution

Comments by Senator Feingold as the Senate prepares to abolish key aspects of our constitution. Mr. President, I oppose the Military Commissions Act. Let me be clear: I welcome efforts to bring terrorists to justice. It is about time. This Administration has too long been distracted by the war in Iraq from the fight against … Read more

Two Years in Lindsborg

Today marks the 2nd anniversary of our return to Lindsborg after an absence of 26 years. It’s hard to believe the time has passed so quickly, but really, at my age I shouldn’t be surprised. So while we’re both happy here, and happy with our decision to move back, my heart remains heavy. It’s not … Read more

Purina Diet

Mondays usually benefit from a little humor, especially something as silly as this one. Copied from various places on the intertubes (thanks to Wil for that phrase). The Purina Diet I have a Golden retriever and I was buying a large bag of Purina at Wal-Mart and was in line to check out. A woman … Read more

Valley Cafe

Today we had occasion to eat lunch over at the Valley Cafe in Marquette. I’d heard good things about the food for quite some time, and my only disapointment is that I waited this long to enjoy their wonderful food. It being Sunday, I naturally had the Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding. Naturally? Yes, because … Read more

I Read the News Today

Quoted without comment other than to say I see stories like this every other day or so; draw your own conclusions on the efficacy of the current Iraqi occupation by US military forces: BAGHDAD, Iraq 23 Sep 2006 (AP) — A bomb blew up a kerosene tanker truck in Baghdad’s Sadr City neighborhood on Saturday, … Read more

MovableType 3.32

I was on quite a roll this week at work and decided that now would be a good time to upgrade the software that powers this site. I remembered that a major new version of MovableType had been released earlier this year, and when I went to download the current version I found that a … Read more

Julia in the Corn

I don’t remember where I found this image, but it does demonstrate a certain skill. I’m guessing it was taken in the midwest somewhere. Julia Childs, in the corn:


On Friday we returned from our Paris by way of London trip. It is an interesting experience to have breakfast in London and dinner in Lindsborg. For those interested in details of international travel in these days of ongoing terror “scares”, here’s a brief update of our experiences in traveling from London’s Heathrow Airport to … Read more

First Entry from Paris

In early September I went to England to spend a week working with my Bristol colleagues. Late last week Sheryl joined me in London, and we rode the Eurostar train to Paris. We’ve been here since Sunday, and have kept quite busy sightseeing. More about our experiences in Paris at a later date, but suffice … Read more