Daily Archives: February 20, 2003

ONCE AROUND THE HORN: READINGS INTELLIGENT AND EDUCATIONAL

Alternet interviews Bill Maher today. Love his comment on how Bush missed the opportunity to do a “Nixon-to-China kind of thing.” (Despite Tiananmen, Nixon’s opening diplomatic relations with the unrepentant Communist Chinese struck me as extraordinary, almost redeeming). Maher’s HBO … Continue reading

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BLOGGING FOR VISUALLY-IMPAIRED READERS?

A couple of people have e-mailed me to say they like my blog, but find reading anything on-screen very difficult and prefer to print things out and read them in hard-copy form. They say that most blogs run slightly off … Continue reading

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EXURBAN TALE #1: LESSONS FROM CHELSEA

We live in something called an exurb: neither rural nor urban, nor suburban. It’s a hilly subdivision with 24 houses, each on roughly 2-acre lots abutting an 1100 acre semi-wilderness “conservation area”, with mostly farmland and forest on the other … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Works, Preparing for Civilization's End | 2 Comments