Surviving two milestones

When I warned a couple weeks ago that posting would be sparse, I didn’t think it would be quite as sparse as it has been. That is the result of two milestones — turning 50 and doing so during my first real travel abroad. While suffering from a moderate case of jet lag (as I […]

9/11: Truth, Lies or Conspiracy?

When I did a post on the mindset surrounding Amendment E, I pointed to a number of people who are supporters of what has become known as the 9/11 Truth Movement. From that flowed a variety of comments and e-mails, ranging from the attacking to those who said I was being willfully ignorant. They might […]

Diverse linkage

Just a note that posting will be sporadic at best in the near future. Various commitments will leave me with uncertain and likely limited internet access, leading to this collection of miscellaneous linkage from the past week:

Plenty of buzz in the blogosphere regarding the groping incident at the Hugo Awards ceremony last weekend. Meme […]

Book Review: Journey Back (2006)

Richard Jones is a paranoid schizophrenic and recovering drug addict who also seems to be more than a tad bit obsessed with sex. That said, he actually comes off as a relatively likeable guy in Dan Martin’s Journey Back, which seeks to explore the impact of schizophrenia and drug addiction. Yet Jones still can’t save […]

The (fully tolerable) woes of book review bloggers

A couple of my regular stops in the blogosphere that also review books had some comments this past week I could plainly identify with.

Grumpy Old Bookman led off a post of short reviews acknowledging a problem similar to one of mine: “It has finally dawned on me that if I am ever to mention […]

On ballot explanations and statements

So the South Dakota Supreme Court affirms the prior decision that only a minor change need be made in the ballot explanation for Amendment E, the J.A.I.L. amendment. Although brief, the decision is interesting in a couple respects.

First, it appears the only issue presented was whether the explanation should talk about deliberate actions. This […]