Monthly Archive: September 2004

Hanging Chads

Hanging Chads

The ever lovable Donald Rumsfeld testified yesterday, essentially, that he’d settle for a partial election sooner rather than a full election later in Iraq, given the pesky problem of “no-go zones.” Nothing’s perfect in life, so you have an election that’s not quite perfect,” Rumsfeld said. “Is it better than...

Fear the Breeders

Fear the Breeders

A positively harrowing essay in the Sept. 1 issue of the Washington Post entitled, “Political Victory: From Here to Maternity” (registration required). With a straight face, author Phillip Longman notes: “Conservative, religiously minded Americans are putting far more of their genes into the future than their liberal, secular counterparts… Fertility...

Guitars Cry

Guitars Cry

A quirky interview with Björk in Newsweek, talking about her new album, “Medulla,” and how she went from a full orchestra to nothing but human voices. “I just got put off with civilization and religion and wanted to dig down to the human spirit. I was influenced by the war...

Prayers

Prayers

Jen’s parents were supposed to have visited for Alex’s arrival (as well as for Jen’s brother’s new daughter, who came a week later). But just before they were to leave, Hurricane Charley scrapped their plans, their windows blowing in even though Daytona Beach was supposed to have been in the...

Elsewhere

Elsewhere

Another month, another social networking site. A latecomer to the already crowded field, Multiply.com at least learned quite a bit from those that come before, with a relatively clean, MSN-esque design, and a variety of interesting modules, from the expected photo galleries to things like classified listings and reviews (like...