Category Archives: Stuff

BLOGUE NOUVEAU de CHRIS

My great friend Chris Kavanaugh is now sitting at the cool kids lunch table, having started his very own blog. His first post is about failed relationships, with a sizzling quote from Eckhart Tolle. Being that Chris is one of … Continue reading

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WOW

So, at a little after 1:00 this afternoon, the time and date looked like this: 01:02:03 04/06/06 Frankly, I don’t see what all the fuss was about.

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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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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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CATEGORIES COMPLETED

I finished putting the entire DaveTown Archival Collection into Categories (one of the advantages of WordPress). They are listed on the sidebar; please go and hunt around for some nuggets of wisdom, or comedy, or something at least mildly interesting.

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GOOD BOOKS I READ IN 2005

Naked Economics – Charles Wheelan Letters From a Stoic – Seneca Meditations – Marcus Aurelius 900 Grandmothers – R.A. Lafferty (the best collection of science fiction short stories. Ever.) The Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis (all 7 books; for … Continue reading

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I LOVE MY NEIGHBOR, IT’S ME I CAN’T STAND

Some form of the “golden rule” appears in the writings of just about every culture that ever bothered to write stuff down. It usually goes something like “do unto others as you’d have them do unto you”, or, “love your … Continue reading

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SAVE FARRIS

I love this kid! With all due respect to the boy’s mother, who is understandably upset, I think the kid is a breath of fresh air. Brave, adventurous, thoughtful, and his name is Farris. Come on, how can you not … Continue reading

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EERILY LIFE LIKE

Through the miracle of Yahoo Avatars, you can now see what I look like on a typical school morning (except for the whole tie bit, which I rarely do these days).

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DEATH BY CAFFEINE

So I was thinking the other day, as I had my 4th or 5th cup of coffee (it was nearly 8:00 in the morning, after all), “Gee, how many cups of coffee would it take before I just keeled over … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARINE!

Today is the birthday of the United States Marine Corps. So I send special DaveTown greetings to my favorite Marines: Soos: My hero, my role model, my great friend. Skylar: freshly graduated from Boot Camp in San Diego! Jonathan Lee: … Continue reading

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NO WONDER I HAD NIGHTMARES

When I was a kid, I had recurring nightmares about the world being plunged into a nuclear holocaust. If I had known this, I’m sure I would never have slept at all: America’s gaggle of Minuteman long-range nuclear missiles went … Continue reading

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HUH?

From an AP story about professional football players: “ . . . the two feuded throughout the summer, not speaking to each other for a prolonged period.” If the Hatfield and McCoys had feuded like that, I guess a lot … Continue reading

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SADDAM ON TRIAL: DAY ONE

How can a legal trial, which, by its very nature is SCHEDULED AHEAD OF TIME, be considered breaking news? Also, do you think Saddam’s lawyers got their fees up front? Bad luck for Saddam, the judge’s first order of business … Continue reading

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CLERIHEWS

See, if you’re not careful, you learn something every day. Via Tom Kreitzberg, I discovered that a clerihew is a four line poem, in aabb form, that tells us something about a person, who is usually named in the first … Continue reading

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HBTM

I had a birthday last weekend. I look pretty good for a 50-year-old man. Which is kinda sad, because I turned 41.

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APROPOS OF NOTHING . . .

Two great lines that, for some reason, came to mind today: “Let’s face it, some people have a way with words and other people . . . ohhhh, not have way, I guess. – Steve Martin “It’s a new millenium, … Continue reading

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WHY I AM DISORGANIZED

I realized for the first time today why I’m as disorganized as I am. I learned it the hard way; by trying to get organized. Let me back up a bit. During the summer, I often can’t sleep at night, … Continue reading

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QUALITY FRED HOTLINE

My bestest buddy Randy Harris has a blog called The Fred Hotline. It’s an extension of a one page flyer he used to publish sporadically when we were in college. It was done in the “glue stick and cut-out clippings” … Continue reading

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GUMMI THEOLOGY

The Seven Deadly Sins, demonstrated by gummi bears.

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