An epidemiologist I know recommended reading up on the 1918 epidemic. While it is a lesson in underreaction, it’s also a lesson in overreaction. Egypt is killing pigs to stop it. In discussing whether it’s better to overreact or underreact, or react just perfectly, please be informed. Wingnuts who say there’s no such thing as [...]
Monthly Archives: April 2009
The new quagmire: Seven questions for Barack Obama on Afghanistan. With hindsight of Mary McCarthy’s Vietnam memoirs and penned by retired Air Force lieutenant colonel. Greenwald calls Jane Harman a bunch of names although strangely, hypocrite isn’t one of them. Jeff Stein delves further into the mess. Socialist Andre Damon pretty cynical about everything. Reese [...]
The diorama is half-built. In the back area, there should be a tiger, a banker, some broken chairs, and a penguin.
By golly. Breakin rekkids, askin questions. If the water boils on the stove, everything is copacetic.
I gave the garbage patch in the Pacific Gyre a mention on my myspace blog last year right before I started this blog. Of course around Earth Day, Oprah and the Huffington Post saw fit to highlight a newish documentary on the subject. One of the comments says everything about American media and ignorance: Nothing [...]
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I set out to take some spring shots but it’s not time yet. It’s going to be raining off and on for the next two days. After that… April showers, pilgrims; as I like to say.
Fill each with a story, link them all through coincidence and circumstance, and you’ve got a novel. Eureka. I’m just laughing at the way different people write and how many of them don’t.
The problem with the Tax Day Teabag Protests was that no alternative was offered. Some of those interviewed called Obama a fascist but could not articulate why they felt this way. The governor Texas threatening to secede is apparently signaling his constituents that it’s okay to hate America again. I understand the bipartisan frustration of [...]
I had a great time at Minton’s Playhouse the other night. It felt like Augie’s (now SMOKE) back in the day. On April 29th, they’ll be celebrating Duke Ellington’s 110th birthday. Performing is Darby Dizard and the Blue Millenium Orchestra, featuring several alumni of Duke Ellington’s Orchestra. Git it in yer soul.
I’ll be shooting some magnolia trees and cherry trees and some fertilizer pretty soon now.
“One day I climbed up as fast as I could to the olive grove where I had carried out all these experiments, but I had brought neither my liquid machine gun nor the live rhinoceros that I would have liked for the prints, nor even some half-dead octopus. It was the only time when, as [...]