Monthly Archives: May 2008

Tradition And a Strange Visitor

Since I do this pretty much every time, I’ll sustain the tradition by posting these pictures of Beatrice, before and after her latest grooming.         No, that last one isn’t Bea; it’s one of the local wild turkeys. We’re … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dreams (I’ll Never See)

My sweetie is back home, to my delighted relief, and a few minutes ago she began telling me about one of her dreams from last night. She’s an active dreamer and an accomplished dream-rememberer — in marked contrast to me, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hmmmmm

For some reason, Jennifer sent me a link to this clip. . . .

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

By Miles, Not By Habit

I realized that after I finished showering and brushing my teeth this morning, I was standing around to no evident purpose. As it turns out, I was waiting for Margaret to ask me to hand her one of the Burt’s … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

As Sam Would Have Said

I know, I’ve said it before, but now there’s a book about it. “The secret to success is authenticity. Once you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Whatever Happened To The Scrapbook?

Mac OS users — remember the Scrapbook? It was a Desk Accessory that provided rapid access to various sorts of copy-and-paste-able data (formatted and un-formatted text, bitmaps, sounds, anything you could capture with a “copy” command). If you looked around … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Ruben Bolling Gets It

Today, Boing Boing pointed to a Tom the Dancing Bug comic that corresponds helpfully with points I’m thinking about for a presentation in the fall.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Translation, Mutation

According to Alex Hayes, “Thinking was literally distributed across the caves of Lascaux, for example. Was it distributed without translation or mutation? Of course not, but it was distributed nonetheless” (link courtesy of Stephen Downes).   Just out of curiosity, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 11 Comments

Exposure

Not much to say about Emily Gould’s column in the NY Times last week, except to emphasize that she opts not to blame the internet for her attention-seeking self-revelatory habits. What I thought I read there — which apparently I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Say Amen

Meandering around Facebook, I ran into the group dedicated to “Theology Students United Against Feelings and Shepherding” — a group with whom I sympathize whole-heartedly. I was especially impressed with their discussion thread about the “word or phrase most over-used … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Random Synchronicity

This morning, as I was walking from Small World to church, I was listening to shuffled selections from my iTunes library of about 16,000 selections. Among those songs and instrumentals, I know of exactly two that include the couplet, If … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Au Revoir And Appreciation

My sweetie leaves in a few minutes to spend a week (with her henchpeople Laura and Si) working on boxing up, giving away, and otherwise preparing the Evanston homestead for our summer departure. I’ll miss her a lot, and will … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment