Monthly Archives: March 2006

KIND WORDS, MUCH APPRECIATED

Mr. Terry Hull, over at the very excellent Terra Extraneus, has written the best review this blog has ever received. Granted, it’s the only review this blog has ever received, but still . . . Clearly, Mr. Hull is a … Continue reading

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc.  Interest can produce learning on a … Continue reading

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FOUR PILLARS OF MODERN STATECRAFT

Overreaction Dissimulation Slander Corruption

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ARTEMIS FOWL COULD BEAT UP HARRY POTTER

Despite being struck down with the AvianBirdFluSarsEbola during Spring Break, I managed to read all five of the books in Eoin Colfer‘s Artemis Fowl series. I highly recommend them. Colfer writes for young adults, yet manages not to be patronizing … Continue reading

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LIBRARY THING

Are you a bibliophile? Do you have an obsessive personality? Do you have limited free time? If you answered “Yes” to these three questions (and if you read this blog, I think the odds are pretty good), you’re going to … Continue reading

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VICENTE, Shhhhhhh!

I don’t know that I’d go spreading the word on this just yet: FOX ANNOUNCES MAJOR OIL FIND IN MEXICO VERACRUZ, Mexico – President Vicente Fox climbed aboard a drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday to formally … Continue reading

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SHAMELESS PLEA FOR SYMPATHY

I think I have the Bird Flu. It might even be the Bird Flu’s evil twin, the Avian Bird Flu. It could even be the Avian Bird Flu SARS. With a side order of Ebola. And . . . and … Continue reading

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

In an ideal world, the [Oscar for] Best Picture would alternate between Rio Bravo and Caddyshack every year. – Andrew Leigh

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SOME THINGS ARE WORSE THAN TERRORISM

This is the kind of thing that, at one point in my life, would keep me awake at night. Since that time, other cares and concerns have put such concerns on the back burner. But when I read something like … Continue reading

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