Oh s&@%!!

So, I’m plugging in my laptop this morning and to avoid pushing it on the floor when I put the power adapter into the back (something I have nearly done before), I put my hand on the top of the open screen. As I push the adapter in, there is this sickening little “crack” sound. […]

The Supreme Court’s gang of four

Shortly before the 2004 election, I opined that the most important race to win was the presidential election. One of the reasons was the potential ramifications of Bush being able to make appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court. That fear appears to be turning to reality now.

After winning the election, Bush appointed Chief Justice […]

Passion and purpose 2.0

After opining recently on passion, I admit there is equal truth in the Dilbert strip in today’s paper. I need only change the last two words to “read books”:

An optimist is simply a pessimist with no job experience.

“Dogbert” in Scott Adams, Build A Better Life By Stealing Office Supplies


Reading the world

For someone who can count on one hand the number of times he’s been out of the U.S. (even taking the San Diego trolley to Tijuana), I am fascinated by other countries. I decided to indulge myself last weekend with two books I just heard about. I’m certainly glad I did.

The first was The […]

Accumulated marginalia

Some admittedly date back to last week but they are among the things that have caught my interest over the last 10 days or so:

I’ve used the Google translate feature on a couple occasions but never thought about the flip side. Hence, I found this is very cool, although I have no idea how […]