Archives for: "March 2007"

Mar/31
2007

Crushed

Zach Wigal is a 17 year old junior in high school. He had a vision. Not like a prophetic one, but a figurative one. He was going to hold a tournament. A Halo2 tourney to be exact. He gathered up $650 and set out on his mission. He got a permit to use… more »
Mar/31
2007
From the NY Times: Income Gap Is Widening, Data Shows "Income inequality grew significantly in 2005, with the top 1 percent of Americans - those with incomes that year of more than $348,000 - receiving their largest share of national income since 1928,… more »
Mar/31
2007
Apparently Iran, confident that the US and UK are tied up in Iraq is pushing to make all the trouble it can. The idea being, naturally, that while the big boys have their hands full, they can get away with anything they please - from actively pursing… more »
Mar/31
2007
While I hate people that feel compelled to talk and drive I am willing to give credit to people who go "hands free". Ok so you gotta talk? Fine, keep both hands on the wheel and I'll live with it. At least in an emergency you have the ability (even if… more »
Mar/30
2007

Virgin little minds

Why do parents live in denial? I've touched on the issue dozens of times over the years (yes... we've been screaming into the ether for years now) but no matter how many times it comes up, I still don't get it. What causes the parents of so many… more »
Mar/30
2007
From CNN news: A teenager and his friends made a bomb based on instructions they got off the internet. It didn't explode right away, but when it did, it nearly blinded the Massachusetts's teen. He may not regain his eyesight for six months. When asked… more »
Mar/22
2007
There was an article recently about a new type of hospice being set up for terminally ill infants. While on the face of it, it seems like a noble cause, enabling parents and infants to spend time together in a less antiseptic setting for the short while… more »
Mar/22
2007

Abstain if you wish

There are groups of people out there. Many of them young people. They all have one desire. One common thread that binds them together and unifies them as a single culture. The desire not to have sex. And to sit around and support each other through this… more »
Mar/21
2007

Oaths

Maybe I'm slow. El Presidente stood up and said that he would allow his minions to talk to Congress, but not under oath and not with a transcript. Ok. So, what does Congress get out of this? Oh... nothing. It's like a reporter with an anonymous source.… more »
Mar/20
2007
It's been all over the news lately that a pet food manufacturer "changed ingredients" which basically killed pets that consumed it. It affected both dogs and cats that ate types of moist food (for the record I only feed my pets dry food 99% of the… more »
Mar/18
2007
I stumbled upon this little gem on Cooks.com while researching a classic English recipe for Bubble-n-Squeek. The name caught my eye, and like passing a car crash I had to look. I'm sorry I did. WATERGATE SALAD 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple, undrained… more »
Mar/18
2007

Minimalist Post

To define what sucks It is first necessary To accept your fate more »
Mar/13
2007
Questions. Some questions are valid. Some are troublesome. To have doubts, concerns and needs - that's normal. That's human. To question ones existance, wonder about life and relationships - these are things you probably should do. It keeps you from… more »
Mar/12
2007
"Where do I go from here?" Do you have times in your life when you feel like you're presented with a choice to keep doing things the same old way, more or less the way you know how, or take up a challenge and see what you're made of? I think it's scary… more »
Mar/10
2007

Upgrade

Site is temporarily down for service. Thanks teh Management. ... {edit} Aaaand it's done. Welcome to 1.9.2. Enjoy. more »
Mar/08
2007

Moral convictions

"I'm against the death penalty but I make an exception in his case" The words inspire instant rage. My blood pressure rises. Steam out the ears. A sudden urge to grab up the closest larynx smasher and go to town. I know it's irrational, but I can't… more »
Mar/04
2007

Death and Dying

My aunt died. Dad's sister. We weren't real close. We weren't real distant. Saw each other a couple times a year. Christmas, Mother's day. Maybe once or twice beyond that. She died fairly suddenly. Week or two notice and she was gone. Funeral is… more »