Archive for November, 2006

Admiral John Poindexter to speak at Duke University

Monday, November 13th, 2006

In case you are looking for something interesting to do next week, go to Love Auditorium at Duke University on November 15th at 5pm. Admiral John Poindexter will be giving a talk: “A Vision for Countering Terrorism Through Information and Privacy Protection Technologies for the 21st Century.”  It should be an interesting and thought provoking […]

“A plan, a plan, my kingdom for a plan!”

Sunday, November 12th, 2006

Now that the Democratic Party has won congress, a result I am thrilled to see, there will be increasing cries for them to present “A Plan” for Iraq. Leaving aside the constitutional issues, i.e., the executive branch is responsible for military operations, while congress controls the purse strings and provides oversight, asking for a plan […]

Accents

Saturday, November 11th, 2006

I just saw and took the American Accent online quiz and got a result that surprised me (sorry, i can’t get the results blob working in wordpress). It claims that my result is “The Inland North:” You may think you speak “Standard English straight out of the dictionary” but when you step away from the […]

why only two political parties

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

The votes are cast, the results are coming in. There’s not much more to do on the political front, other than wait for the final results. While I’m waiting for that to happen, a few remarks on a conversation that I recently saw too late to comment on. The question was why is it so […]

North Korean nuclear test

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Well, it seems that we finally know what happened with the North Korean nuclear test that fizzled.  They apparently mistranslated the Arabic documents the U.S. posted online. Okay, so neither of those is really very funny.  On the one hand, the U.S. posted a whole host of Arabic documents from Iraq that had never been […]

NaNoWriMo – oops, missed it again

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

I keep meaning to try National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), but once again forget to do the prep work.  I suppose that’s the whole point, give yourself a deadline and just do it.  Well, maybe next year. KARR: That’s why The Lion King, for example, uses more than a hundred wireless mics onstage and off […]

a quick update

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

I haven’t done much blogging recently, mostly, and somewhat ironically, it’s because things have been too busy to actually write about them. Sierra’s doing well. She and Darwin are getting along great. They’ll run around the yard, the house or even the couch, if given the chance. There is much mouth fencing. She’s still very […]