Wednesday, July 25, 2012


We must stop viewing our e-mail inboxes as giftbaskets ("There might be something good!"). They comprise, for the most part, a quivering pile of other people's agendas. Try to spend less time there.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Anna Karenina

Given the universe of female actors available for work, I'm always surprised when Keira Knightley is cast for anything. Further, I'm not sure how I feel about Jude Law wearing a beard. Preview clip here.

Monday, July 23, 2012


These guys have some serious work to do. I've never tried Malheur, but it looks major yummy.  Source.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Guinea Pig

We have acquired more livestock. On Jane's birthday wishlist was a guinea pig, which you see pictured here. The rodent's name is Misty. She's 8 weeks old.

Birthday Jane

Earlier this week Jane turned 10. Last night she hosted a sleepover party with 8 of her friends. 8+ her + her sister = 10 giggly squirmy girls at our house for 18 hours. Word has it they didn't sleep much, but that wasn't the point. I'm pretty sure they had fun.

Brussels Express

After seeing this 20-minute documentary, I have no desire to bike (or drive) in Brussels.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Film Thing

Local film people rejoice. We now have a venue for some regular action:

Second Sunday Series

Friday, July 13, 2012

A Friday Maxim

There is a Traffic Truth with which most people would probably agree: in all cities across this nation on Fridays around 4 pm, millions of people simultaneously decide to get into their cars and get out onto the road. The fun generally lasts about two hours. Nobody knows why, and nobody knows why Friday at 4 pm should be any different from Wednesday or Thursday. But it is. I'm ashamed to admit that today I missed the window, so I didn't do my part, but I'll try to make it up next week.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Things Organized Neatly

And now for some intriguing pictures.

We'd Rather Not Move

One of the reasons we might choose not to move to Seattle is that the cost of living there is 65% higher than in Durham. Source1. Source2.

Bob Harrison

My friend Bob has been painting and painting and painting. I'm not a painter, but if I were, I would paint.

Monday, July 9, 2012


This video link has many, many swear words. It's a guy doing foreign accents.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Ain't It The Truth

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.  --Goethe