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The Book Project

31 December, 2007 // 0 Comments

Given that tomorrow is the start of the Book Project, I thought I ought to explain what the Book Project is, and how it is going to work. The idea for the Book Project was seeded when I wrote about two food related books recently, and then ...

Squawking Scarves

31 December, 2007 // 0 Comments

Marines who were fighting in Iraq last year are now working alongside the Iraqis who were shooting at them; that’s got to be awkward. Residents of a Santa Rosa neighborhood have decided to get a little more, uh, proactive about crime. High ...

Comfort Food

30 December, 2007 // 0 Comments

So, on top of having half of my electrical system basically implode yesterday, I am also sick. And as fun as it was traipsing in and out of the house in the rain switching off breakers, I planned to spend today skulking in bed reading a book, but ...

Snotty Snorkels

30 December, 2007 // 0 Comments

Twistie of Manolo for the Big Girl writes about New Year’s resolutions, and her resolution not to make resolutions about her weight. In shocking news, Rowling says she may write an eighth Harry Potter book. Joybubbles is profiled in the New ...

Livid Hippos

28 December, 2007 // 0 Comments

Some eco-resolutions for the coming year, in the form of monthly direct actions which can make a small difference and possibly change your lifestyle. The Army Corps is going to test the Bay for remaining traces of oil from the spill; I’ll bet ...

Sense of Self

27 December, 2007 // 0 Comments

“To thine own self be true,” Polonius says in Hamlet. It seems to be a quote that gets repeated a lot, especially on tacky inspirational refrigerator magnets that probably would have deeply confused poor Shakespeare, especially since we ...

Angry Scarves

27 December, 2007 // 0 Comments

Benazir Bhutto has been assassinated in a suicide bombing attack which killed 20 others. The medical establishment is looking for new ways to identify Alzhermer’s in the early stages. Tuberculosis is on the rise, and one of the major vectors ...

Unsettled Birds

26 December, 2007 // 0 Comments

Particle accelerators are being harnessed in the fight against cancer, to mixed reviews. It seems a bit excessive to me, but I suppose I might feel differently if I had cancer. AOL news has an awesome ad out; go watch it. (Hat tip to Brendan, who ...

Merry Christmas

25 December, 2007 // 0 Comments

…to those who celebrate. As I have said before, Christmas isn’t really a big thing for us; usually I hang out with my father and my Chinese mother, eat some food, and go for a walk, which is pretty much exactly what we did today. ...

Merry Christmas Eve From the Gang

24 December, 2007 // 0 Comments

I was injured in a tragic wrapping accident yesterday, so I am not up to writing a normal post; conveniently for me, it happens to be Christmas eve, so I can get away with posting a picture of the gang, who have taken to colonizing my bed for most ...
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