McCain is a Hothead. No duh.

From George F. Will in Tuesday’s Washington Post: “It is arguable that, because of his inexperience, Obama is not ready for the pesidency. It is arguable that McCain, because of his boiling moralism and bottomless reservoir of certitudes, is not suited to the presidency. Unreadiness can be corrected, although perhaps at great cost, by experience. Can a dismaying temperament be…

Raising the Bar TV Show

I just watched the pilot of TNT’s Raising the Bar on the TNT website. I didn’t get to see it during air time because of the power outage during Gustav. The show stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar from Saved by the Bell, which I admit I’ve watched now and then. I was hopeful that the show would knock my socks off given that…


I have always been intrigued about Stonehenge and other Neolithic sites like Newgrange, which we saw when we went to Ireland over spring break this year. When we went to England for the Labour Process Conference one year, we visited Stonehenge and the stone circle at Avebury on the “stones and bones” tour hosted by Astral Travel. (Astral Travel has,…

The Pro-Obama Dungeons & Dragons Crowd

Finally! Something I’m not too behind the curve on! Apparently a McCain aide, Michael Goldfarb, made a disparaging remark about us Pro-Obama D&D players on McCain’s blog. (IMO most D&D players are Libertarians, but that’s just anecdotal.) Here’s the comment: It may be typical of the pro-Obama Dungeons & Dragons crowd to disparage a fellow countryman’s memory of war from…

Christian the Lion

The viral video of Christian the Lion made me sniffle and almost cry. It is about a lion cub who was domesticated and then re-released in the wild. The story reminded me of Born Free, a movie from the 1960s (and it’s quintessential 60s, too). It turns out that the guy who “Born Free” was about helped re-release Christian to…


Gratitudes: How Do I Work This?

Keeping track of gratitudes helps keep me positive and appreciative. The only rule is people can't be on the list because there are too many to name. Focusing on the small things keeps me mindful. Here's my gratitudes for today.

Three things I’m grateful for:

1. Facebook
2. My job
3. My car, which I really should treat better.