Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Notes in the Key of Life: A beloved artist

re: artist Donny Finley, illustrator of the book Reflections of a Thankful Heart, with text by Lori Wick...

Done With Mirrors: J Schooled

re: some musing on what's happened to newsrooms since the '70s...

The Criterion Online Edition

re: The Special Religious Education (SPRED) program reaches out to Catholics with developmental disabilities...

The Criterion Online Edition - May 19, 2006

re: new state regulations in Indiana should help limit abortions...

Rocks In My Dryer: The Tree

re: childhood memories, of a creek and a special tree...

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Arctic's tropical past uncovered

re: 55 million years ago, the artic was an ice-free zone with tropical temperatures, according to a recent study that relied on core samples from the ocean floor along the Lomonosov Ridge between Siberia and Greenland (as opposed to relying on computer modeling)...

Independent Women's Forum: Inkwell: Rotten at the Foundations

re: not just politics, but elite professions, including medicine, losing their foundational principles...

On behalf of the American People, Ambassador Garza Announces U.S. $163,000 to Support the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary - US Embassy Mexico City

re: funneling funds into preserving the site where Monarchs migrate every winter, and strengthening ecotourism, etc....

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Expat Yank: One American living in the south of England

re: an old man rescues his wife from a care home in the UK, only to have her stolen away again by social workers...

The Common Room: Hymns, Two

re: giving children hymns to sing that haven't been "watered down and seasoned with silliness." Part one here....

Knit the Classics: How KTC works...

re: a book group with a twist -- reading classics and knitting themed projects tied in some way to the book...

A Lady's Diversions: A First Line

re: Lady Jane's new, nonpolitical blog, focusing on books, movies, baking and knitting, etc.,...

A Lady's Ruminations: Not Very Catholic

re: Lady Jane recounts the Not-Very-Catholic atmosphere at Gonzaga University...

SCOTUSblog: Posner on SCOTUS Clerks and Transparency

re: two books on Supreme Court clerks...

FOXNews.com - Court Rejects Atheist's Claim Over Boy Scouts

re: AP story on Supreme Court rejecting an appeal in Scalise v. Boy Scouts of America...

OpinionJournal - Taste: Strange Bedfellows

re: the evangelical leaders who have embraced the idea of putting their faith in big government...

OpinionJournal - Five Best

re: James Webb shares five of his favorite books on the military...

Sand gets in my eyes

re: blog by American woman living in Saudi Arabia...

Monday, May 29, 2006

Being American in T.O.: USA Archives

re: citizens along the Mexican border building their own security fences, to be monitored by computer by registered Minutemen across the country...

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Irene Kampen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

re: info on author Irene Kampen...

YOU DUPED ME LORD: R.I.P. Fr. Todd Reitmeyer, An Aggie Vocation

re: the host of the "A Son becomes a Father" blog died this week in a jet skiing accident...

miss_o_hara's Xanga Site - Outrage in Michigan Schools

re: banning the use of "America" and "American" in public schools as a reference to U.S. residents...

Friday, May 26, 2006

KGBT 4 - TV Harlingen, TX: Experts Say Large Hurricane Evacuations May Not Go Smoothly

re: stating the obvious...

If gays marry, churches could suffer | Chicago Tribune

re: Douglas W. Kmiec, a professor of constitutional law at Pepperdine University School of Law, lays out why he thinks the federal marriage amendment is needed...

ABC News: Dying 'Dr. Death' Has Second Thoughts About Assisting Suicides

re: Jack Kevorkian, aged and ill, is making a bid for release from priosn, and trying to muster public sympathy...

Disaster Plans Must Include Pet Evacuations?

re: the U.S. government requiring states to prepare evacuation plans for pets?...

Castle Coalition: Media

re: (from May 19) Minnesota passes eminent domain reform with real protection in it, including a tightened definition of what can be designated as "blighted"...

Amanda's Weekly Zen: SRC 2006 Annoucement

re: the Summer Reading Challenge got so bit that a forum has been set up for it. Last day to sign up is May 31...

I have to say...: Summer Reading Challenge

re: signing up to read books this summer...

Touchstone Magazine - Mere Comments: Religious humor

re: church joke...

Touchstone Magazine - Mere Comments: A Great Deluge, Indeed

re: withering reviews of Douglas Brinkley's new book, The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast...

Touchstone Magazine - Mere Comments: Waking Up the Comatose

re: some hospital workers quite accidentally found out that a common sleeping pill can help people come out of a so-called 'vegetative state'...

Elephants in Academia: Picture of the (Memorial) Day: "Strength and Compassion" or "Broken Victim"?

re: a famous Michael Yon photo is being used without attribution, and is being assigned a new anti-war interpretation to support a "broken" soldiers idea...

Elephants in Academia: Do you see what I see?

re: comparing Bush's last six months with how it is being presented...

The Anchoress: "Illegals" hysteria & the place I can't go

re: decrying the heated rhetoric and refusals to budge even a little bit...

OpinionJournal - Federation

re: Glenn Reynolds on how safety fanatics help drive down birthrates...

Bookworm Room: Wasting my time

re: recommends The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons (for women, at any rate)...

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Rich Lowry on Higher Ed on National Review Online

re: Rich Lowry on "Fear and Loathing at Commencement"...

hat tip: The Paragraph Farmer

Bookselling This Week: Summer 2006 Book Sense Paperback Picks

re: booksellers (most from small, independent bookstores) promote books they've read and liked...

The Common Room: Thought-Provoking Reads This Morning

re: links to posts at The Belmont Club, Legal Redux, and Suitable For Mixed Company...

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Some in Mexico See Border Wall as Opportunity - New York Times

re: beginning to notice people in Mexico who think a wall along the U.S. border will help matters...

WFMW: Freezer Meals

re: recommends the book The Occasional Cook by Cyndy Salzmann, also shares info on getting friends together to make big batches of freezer meals...

Old World Wisconsin

re: historic site that re-creates the past (via Lauren)...

Days to Come : Works for Me Wednesday 4

re: a laundry system that works (and with good humor, too)...

Everday Mommy: WORKS FOR ME WEDNESDAY

re: recommendation for a really good kitchen knife...

Happy Catholic: Blogging Around

re: links to various stories, including one on Kurds converting to Christianity by the hundreds...

Members of South Dakota Indian Tribe to Protest Abortion Facility Proposal

re: the Sioux tribal leader is going against tribal law and Native American culture by proposing setting up an abortion business on Indian land, tribal members and a tribal judge say...

Townhall.com :: Columns :: Senators take position in advance of marriage amendment vote by Maggie Gallagher - May 23, 2006

re: the Senate is due to vote on a proposed constitutional amendment on marriage the week of June 5...

Cartoon Living: Works For Me Wednesday - Avoiding Quarrels

re: teaching kids to solve conflict using Bible-based parenting ideas from a company called Doorposts. (I like the "Don't be in a hurry to tell someone else" advice.)...

LammyAnnLife : Upsaid journal

re: buying potatoes in bulk, having a spud peeling party, and freezing in family sized servings...

the homespun heart: Works For Me!

re: several small housekeeping tips, including how to get a candle out of a candle holder when it gets too short to burn...

the homespun heart: Works For Me!

re: recommends the book Cleaning Up The Clutter by Emilie Barnes, and shares the chore list she's come up with...

Frugal Upstate, Frugal Living in Upstate New York

re: Works-for-Me Wednesday post about getting set up so mending gets done right away instead of landing in a mending pile...

Life in a shoe: the methods and madness of one mother of 7: WFMW: shoes

re: keeping track of children's shoes...

Reformed Chicks Blabbing: Works For Me Wednesday!

re: a popcorn popper for the stove, for popcorn the old-fashioned way...

Owlhaven: Works For Me Wednesday

re: having kids draw something about their vacation every day...

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

NASA - Happy 100th to the Woman Who Helped Create NASA

re: Eilene Galloway helped launch both NASA and international space law...

Expat Yank: Chop but no link

re: Robert takes Slate to task for engineering "Bushisms"...

Intent - Journal - strange peace

re: Sparrow recommends In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden...

Touchstone Magazine - Mere Comments: The World's Largest Museum

re: Anthony Esolen discusses why Europeans (and others) aren't having children, and in the process says that Christopher Lasch nailed it in The Culture of Narcissism...

Semicolon: Book-Spotting #12

re: more links to posts about books...

miss_o_hara's Xanga Site - Barbaro Standing - And Eating - After Surgery

re: update on Barbaro, by a blogger with a longstanding love of race horses...

GM's Corner : Memories of Childhood!

re: a celebration of swinging (with help from artist Rob Gonsalves and poet Robert Lewis Stevenson)...

Cheat Seeking Missiles: A Blogging Hiatus

re: Laer is spending May promoting his wife's drug awareness film, Voice of the Victims, hoping to save a few young people from bad choices...

Unconventional Medicine

re: Yael Mermelstein talks about when her grandfather's illness prompted her to ask others to sign up to guard their tongues for a certain period of time, fighting malignancy with not maligning others...

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. - EC And BC Made E-Z

re: selling birth control and "emergency contraception" over the Internet, to any woman with an Oregon or Washington address who has a credit card, fills out a medical history, and consults with a licensed nurse on the phone...

hat tip: The Alliance Alert

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

re: official website...

Patagonia: Enviro Reports - Y2Y

re: Spring 2003 article by Douglas Chadwick, author of the National Geographic book Yellowstone to Yukon, in support of the Y2Y Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative...

Home on the Range: A Corridor for Wildlife - New York Times

re: the Y2Y (Yukon to Yellowstone) project is just one of many efforts underway worldwide to provide wildlife corridors -- in this case at least, "not by removing roads or railways but by mitigating their effects"...

Al Gore: The Come-Back Kid -- New York Magazine

re: folks on the left seeing/feeling a burst of enthusiasm for Al Gore...

hat tip: OpinionJournal/ Best of the Web Today

OpinionJournal - Outside the Box

re: Pete du Pont says the truth about global warming isn't as dire as Al Gore pictures it...

NASA - Liquidmetal: Redefining Metals for the 21st Century

re: "...a type of alloy, a mix of three or more metals, with characteristics similar to plastic that cools quickly and has more than twice the strength of titanium"...

ScienceAndSociety: Crashing into the Moon

re: plans to crash a rocket into Shackleton Crater near the lunar South Pole in fall of 2008...

ScienceAndSociety: The End of Light Bulbs?

re: researchers announce they've developed a thin film that gives off bright white light when a small amount of current is put through it. Falls under OLEDs designation (Organic Light-Emitting Devices)...

ABC News: Have Breeding Practices Weakened Horses?

re: changes in breeding and training and use of drugs in horse racing...

US pushes for reforms at global coffee group - Yahoo! News

re: US trying to reduce market interventions while improving cushions for small producers. Also trying to reduce the EUs very large say in things...

British Doctors Advise Women With Down Syndrome Babies to Have Abortion

re: doctors pushing abortion even very late in pregnancy, if the baby shows signs of Down Syndrome...

The swim of his life

re: Braxton Bilbrey completes swim from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco in 47 minutes...

Valley boy will try Alcatraz swim

re: May 20 article from The Arizona Republic about Braxton Bilbrey, seven year old swimmer out to beat records...

NPR : Alcatraz Swim Now a Boyhood Trial

re: Braxton Bilbrey tackles the swim from Alcatraz at age seven...

Monday, May 22, 2006

Charis Connection: BC: Debriefing From A Blog Tour�Part II

re: post by Brandilyn Collins on publicity through blogs for a recent book. Part One here.

The Anchoress : The Essential President Bush

re: The Anchoress argues for a different attitude from "the base," and backs up her argument...

OpinionJournal - Extra 'Let Us Argue'

re: the text of John McCain's speech that students shouted down...

A Desperate Rush to Save a Derby-Winning Colt - New York Times

re: more on Barbaro, reported by Joe Drape...

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Freed miner to renew wedding vows - Breaking News - National - Breaking News

re: Todd Russell will renew wedding vows, take wife on honeymoon they never had. Brant Webb and his wife planning to take a second honeymoon...

Exultate Justi: Things that go boom

re: trying to figure out which 1911 handgun to buy...

Nuclear Tower Crumbles, On Purpose, Part Of Decommissioned Power Plant Demolished In Oregon - CBS News

re: Oregon cooling tower brought down by controlled explosions...

Saturday, May 20, 2006

El Diario/LA PRENSA: No reform is better than bad reform

re: editorial against making English the national language...

Aspen Times News for Aspen Colorado - News

re: more on those charged with the 1998 arson at Vail...

Barbaro's break has precedent, consequences - washingtonpost.com Highlights - MSNBC.com

re: Andrew Beyer of The Washington Post talks about Barbaro, and also about Ruffian...

Four Oregonians indicted in 1998 Vail fires

re: more on the 1998 Vail arson charges...

KRT Wire | 05/20/2006 | A lost dream at the Preakness

re: Ashley Fox, Philadelphia Inquirer, about Barbaro...

For Many West Virginians, Leaving Is First Step Home - New York Times

re: feature article by Ian Urbina, about West Virginians, and a tendency to move away and then move back...

KRT Wire | 05/20/2006 | A scenic, festive day at the races turns into dour picture

re: more on Preakness, Barbaro, reaction...

OpinionJournal - Taste: Schools for Scribblers

re: Jonathan V. Last looks at journalism schools: past, present, and future...

OpinionJournal - Taste "Brace, Brace!"

re: Matthew Kaminski shares stories of flying on less than top-flight airlines (we're talking major safety issues here)...

OpinionJournal - Wonder Land: Holy Sepulcre!

re: Daniel Henninger has some ideas for other conspiracy theories just begging to be made into fiction (see end of article). He also recommends (not joking now), Henry Chadwick's "The Early Church" (Penguin) and Peter Brown's "The Rise of Western Christendom" (Blackwell)....

OpinionJournal - Five Best

re: David Crystal lists five top books "on the history and use of English"...

Crystal-ball truths - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

re: Economist Donald J. Boudreaux looks in his crystal ball, and tells people (for the most part), "Your guess is as good as mine." On the other hand, he has a nice grocery store analogy regarding the public school system...

Betsy's Page: This Story Should Be as Big as Enron

re: A major securities class-action law firm, Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman, been indicted for conspiracy and fraud for giving kickbacks to three individuals who served as plaintiffs in over 150 lawsuits that they brought...

For the Families of the Dying, Coaching as the Hours Wane - New York Times

re: A trend in hospice "borrows from Eastern religions: to honor the end of life as well as the beginning." Includes doulas doing vigils with families (Jane Gross, reporting in New York Times, May 20, 2006)...

Bloomberg.com: Bernardini Wins Preakness Stakes; Barbaro Is Injured (Update2)

re: Preakness, Barbaro update...

SFO Mom: Now Coming to a Mall Near You

re: Planned Parenthood is opening "express clinics" in malls...

miss_o_hara's Xanga Site - Preakness Wrap - Say A Prayer

re: saying a prayer for the horse Barbaro and his people, after he broke his leg in the race...

CBC News: Three Gorges Dam reaches full height

re: last batch of concrete poured on main wall of dam. Still needs generator turbines and ship lift...

VOA News - China Completes Construction of World's Largest Dam

re: the Three Gorges Dam completed...

A Rose By Any Other Name: English 101

re: wanting English as a national language...

Scotsman.com Heritage & Culture - Myths & Mysteries - Esoteric secrets, Scottish Freemasonry and the building of the American dream

re: Scottish Masons are happy to point out the number of Freemasons involved in the American Revolution, how their ideals could have shaped America, plus the Scottish stonemasons who were invited to America to build the White House...

Scotsman.com Heritage & Culture - Rosslyn Chapel - Watch our Rosslyn Chapel videos

re: podcasts and feature articles on the famous Scottish chapel...

Friday, May 19, 2006

The Paragraph Farmer: Chinese cooking

re: Chinese sages read the Old Testament, and come up with the root of the matter, i.e. Thou mayest...

Brandywine Books: The Abraham Lincoln Code

re: Dan Brown more or less got his Christians and his Gnostics backwards...

Popular baby names

re: Social Security Administration data on baby names, sortable by year, name, state, decade...

Sowing in Good Soil - Prison Fellowship

re: the importance of developing a Christian worldview, noting the danger to people with disabilities if human life is only seen in utilitarian terms...

USATODAY.com - On Deadline: Archives

re: Christie's auction house to help Paramount clean out its vaults, selling off about 4,000 Star Trek items October 5-7...

USATODAY.com - On Deadline: Archives

re: seven jurors putting out a book on the Scott Peterson trial, to be published this fall...

USATODAY.com - On Deadline: Archives

re: "4 indicted in Vail eco-arson attack"...

USATODAY.com - On Deadline: Archives

re: Preakness and Barbaro...

MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base

re: four people indicted in 1998 eco-terrorist fires at Vail ski resort...

The Happiness Experts -- What Do they Know?

re: Albert Mohler, well-known Baptist leader, finds some common ground with Frank Feredi, "a leftish academic in Britain." Neither thinks well of the push to make "happiness" the goal of school curriculum, etc...

Are We Mere Chemicals? Happiness as a Prescription

re: doctors commonly prescribing pills for 'unhappiness' as if biochemistry is always the cause and the cure...

Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally

re: the 2006 rally runs May 19-22, based out of Baker City, Oregon...

BMW MOA: When & Where - The BMWMOA Rally Listings

re: BMW motorcycle club rallies...

Rocky Mountain News: Members of Opus Dei try to set record straight

re: members of Opus Dei try to counter false hype...

Wittingshire: On Anthropomorphism

re: G.K Chesterton on how a walk down a lane at night could cure modern students of at least one silly notion...

OpinionJournal - Featured Article

re: Roger Scruton gives an overview of John Stuart Mill, born 200 years ago May 20...

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Popular Mechanics - Super Cops Protect America's Cities, Ports, Borders and Airports

re: new techology and tactics are now in play...

The Book Den: "The White Ships and the Red" by Joyce Kilmer

re: a Joyce Kilmer poem about the sinking of the Lusitania...

The Book Den: The Zek Who Changed the World

re: history, and how Alexander Solzhenitsyn's short novel, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch, helped change it...

The Book Den: The Book of the Dun Cow

re: Denny recommends The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin, but for adults more than children...

CBC News: Nepalese parliament strips king's powers

re: major power shift in Nepal...

Ron Turcotte - Horse Racing Legend

re: more on the French-Canadian jockey's background, including his early work as a logger (!)...

The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund

re: helping jockeys who have suffered disabling injuries, including Secretariat's jockey, Ron Turcotte, crippled five years after his Triple Crown rides...

Considerettes: Online Integrity

re: a formal effort to promote basic decency on the web...

Raising Five: Works For Me Wednesday - The Knife

re: a blogger looking for matches to a no-longer-made kitchen knife she loves....

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Chron.com | Aircraft carrier sunk in Gulf to create artificial reef

re: The USS Oriskany has been sunk, in a new Navy program to turn old ships into artificial reefs...

OregonLive.com: Politics

re: Property rights advocate wins primary...

Rocks In My Dryer: Yes, There ARE Still Places Like This

re: a tribute to her hometown, which she calls "Mayberry"...

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Expat Yank: We Might At Least Give It A Chance

re: "...Madeleine Albright, democracy, "diplomacy", religion, North Korea, Iran, Iraq, South Africa, the USSR, China and Cuba..."...

NewHampshire.com - About NH - Floods

re: historic great floods in New Hampshire, plus info on flood control measures put in place after the 1936 flood...

OpinionJournal - Federation: 'Live Free or Move'

re: jobs and people moving to low-tax states...

Joust The Facts: "You're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat"

re: flood photos from New England...

Monday, May 15, 2006

Dean's World - Fixing Nerve Blindness

re: regenerating some types of injured nerve fibers...

New modesty : Catholic program fights back against fashion industry - Catholic Online

re: Pure Fashion started out as a Catholic group, but has grown more inclusive as it has grown. It promotes modest dress for girls in grades 8 through 12...

Power Line: A word from the Right Brothers

re: a pro-troop concert tour...

Power Line: Hagel to Martinez to Chance

re: according to Robert Rector at the Heritage Foundation, current proposals from Senators Hagel and Martinez add up to allowing an estimated 103 million legal immigrants over the next 20 years, fully one third of the current population of the country...

hat tip: Bookworm Room

Saturday, May 13, 2006

The Anchoress : I'm off on politics for a while - UPDATED

re: she's had it with politics for a while, but she does a good dressing down of both sides on her way out the door for a sanity break...

They're Taking Away Your Property for What? by Nicole Gelinas, City Journal Autumn 2005

re: eminent domain, "economic development," and the political racket...

Toxic Regulation by David Schoenbrod, City Journal Spring 2006

re: "Inflexible regulators stifle innovation and kill small businesses"...

Making Civil Justice Sane by Philip K. Howard, City Journal Spring 2006

re: proposing that judges should stop unreasonable lawsuits...

Welcome! Riverbend Down Syndrome Parent Support Group

re: extensive book list...

My Smart Puppy :: About My Smart Puppy

re: a website for dog/cat trainers and authors Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson...

BIG BLUE WAVE: PARIS: Veiled anarchists harass pro-life protesters

re: public prayer event by SOS-Tout-Petits harassed by masked hoodlums...

Friday, May 12, 2006

rosetta stone: 2, 4, 6, 8, Who do we appreciate?

re: today was Military Spouse Appreciation Day...

National Cryptologic Museum

re: museum in Maryland devoted to the history of American cryptology...

hat tip: Michelle Malkin

United Press International - Religion & Spirituality - News, Opinion, Blog

re: Elise Ehrhard on "Roots of the 'Roe Effect'"...

The American Thinker: Airbus Loses Altitude

re: more on the ongoing 'airliner wars' between Boeing and Airbus...

Commentary: Corporatism Redux: Latin America, the Left, and the Church�s Challenge

re: the challenges facing Latin America, and what the Catholic Church might do to help...

Mrs. Happy Housewife - Sourdough Bread

re: making sourdough bread...

English to French, Italian & Spanish Dictionary - WordReference.com

re: online dictionary...

hat tip: K's Cafe

K's Cafe The 30 Second Blog: Efficiency of Westminster Abbey's Staff

re: the 1799 epitaph of Anastasia, Countess of Kerry...

OpinionJournal : Wizard of Politics

re: John J. Miller takes a look at L. Frank Baum, the land of Oz, and the people who tried to insist that The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was a parable of the Populist movement of the 1890s...

1010 WINS : Plane that struck Queens neighborhood subject to maritime laws

re: Larry Neumeister of AP reports that U.S. District Judge Robert W. Sweet has concluded, in a 78-page opinion, that a plane crash in Queens in November 2001 is subject to general maritime laws. This apparently makes it possible for people who sued to get higher damages...

Happy Catholic: Dance, Dance Evolution

re: six minute video of comedy dance routine by Judson Laipply...

Thursday, May 11, 2006

The Corner on National Review Online: Speaking of RU 486 [Ramesh Ponnuru]

re: excerpt from a letter from Ron Weddington, the co-counsel on Roe v Wade, to President-elect Bill Clinton, on the need to prevent poor people from having babies...

Betsy's Page: Tony Snow Can Do the Work of the Sham Ombudsmen

re: Tony Snow is correcting reporters who file misleading or inaccurate stories...

Betsy's Page: Stupid lawsuit of the year

re: an activist has filed a class action suit against a California ball team for giving out free tote bags last year for Mother's Day -- because he didn't get one. He wants $4,000 each for males and fans under 18 who were at the ball game...

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Amy's Humble Musings : Young men

re: raising boys to be good men...

The Curt Jester: Another vocations director

re: Catholic vocations directors creating the so-called vocation crisis by turning away apparently orthodox men seeking the priesthood...

The Curt Jester: You're so Bain

re: woman has one-woman show called Baby Killer, based on her experiences working as a Planned Parenthood volunteer...

Happy Catholic: The Problem of Evil

re: reading through Peter Kreeft's Fundamentals of the Faith, and focusing on the chapter on evil...

IRAQ THE MODEL: The battle for Baghdad

re: Omar suggests that in securing Iraq's future it is time to stop thinking like chess players and start thinking "like soccer or basketball players or coaches during an ongoing match in which your team is behind in score"...

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Saturday, May 06, 2006

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Australia rescue in 'final stage'

re: the last, most dangerous part of the rescue begins, as the boring machine is pulled out and hand chipping is used for the final ten feet of rock and rubble...

BBC NEWS | UK | England | Petrol firm suspends chip-and-pin

re: Shell is having to suspend chip and pin transactions temporarily in 600 UK stations until it can be determined how money was siphoned from customers' accounts. "The racket is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police cheque and plastic crime unit."...

20 horses and plenty of story lines

re: Kentucky Derby pre-race info...

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Bookworm Room : A purely domestic note

re: a homemade chicken soup broth...

OpinionJournal - Leisure & Arts: Radical Islam's Eruption

re: using Mark Bowden's new book, Guests of the Ayatollah, to put the 1979 hostage crisis into perspective...

Earl Woods Passes Away at 74

re: the father of Tiger Woods has died after a long battle with cancer...

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

A World of Kindness: Morality and Private Property in the Torah

re: Rabbi Aryeh Spero discusses some of the precepts of a civilized society...

Pollution reports hurt CO2 emissions market : World : The Washington Times, America's Newspaper

re: Europe is found to have less carbon dioxide emissions than estimated for Kyoto, but this is not seen as a good thing because it is messing up the Emissions Trading System (ETS) of the European Union...

Alibris Donate-A-Book Program

re: a new way to help libraries, schools and nonprofits...

OpinionJournal - Leisure & Arts: What Jane Jacobs Really Saw

re: Leonard Gilroy explains that a lot of urban planners who claim Jane Jacobs as their inspiration are sorely misreading/misrepresenting her messages...

OpinionJournal - White Guilt and the Western Past

re: Shelby Steele puts forth a theory about why America is so delicate with its enemies.

His new book White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era (HarperCollins) comes out this week...

Monday, May 01, 2006

me autem minui : Angels over Atlanta 2006

re: picture of F-15E, F-16 and F-86 in a joint fly-by...

BBC NEWS | Africa | Asmara's last Jew recalls 'good old days'

re: emigration, death and revolution have left the city of Asmara, Eritrea, with only one native Jew, who looks after both the synagogue and the cemetery because there is no one else to do it...

BBC NEWS | UK | England | London | US tops 'congestion charge debt'

re: diplomats from the United States, with Nigeria not too far behind, plus Angola, Sudan, and Switzerland, are not paying "congestion fees" for driving around London. London officials are still trying to say it's not a tax...

RetroMental: Time Capsules

re: Michael Barrett (aka the one and only Slobokan) has started doing podcasts of informal interviews with people from all walks of life...

As I See It Now: I Live Where ...

re: another person doing an "I Live Where.." post, but happily not following the form. She paints a nice word picture of a nice small town...

Update: My goof. She did the I Am From... meme earlier. The "I Live Where" is a new one...

As I See It Now: Homemaking Retreat, Anyone?

re: imagining getting homemakers together in her purposefully-old-fashioned home for a weekend, playing housewife and learning to have fun with the various tasks...

hat tip: Semicolon

A Greater Freedom

re: faith-based military news site...

Power Line: Radical Stalinist chic

re: Scott Johnson writes about an upcoming Harvard Alumni Association tour of North Korea, and also mentions the book Political Pilgrims : Western Intellectuals in Search of the Good Society by Paul Hollander...

The Common Room: Nuts and Bolts Homeschool Tools

re: various tools, supplies, resources, hints...

FrontPage magazine.com :: Andy Garcia's Thought Crime by Humberto Fontova

re: Humberto Fontova thinks Andy Garcia gets Cuban history right in his movie The Lost City...