Month: October 2003

Worth looking into

my poetry

Philip Levine is one of my favorite poets. I’ve seen him recite, and he gets my seal of approval. He doesn’t intone mightily, which I can’t abide. He has a style that’s simple, at least on the surface. Philip LevineThe 2nd in our new series of contemporary poet profiles, brief reference pages where you can find an introduction to the poet’s life & work plus links to read poems or order the poet’s books online. […]

first thing

ephemera 2003

Let’s start the day with a quote, shall we? Here’s one for all you math-lovers out there (all two of you) from me, the math lover. The good Christian should beware of mathematicians and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and confine man in the bonds of Hell. (St. Augustine)

campaign picture update


Found this in Oliver Willis’s weblog… These people scare me! And it reminds me of who I’ll not be voting for a year from next month. Right Wing Protesters They fit right in with the Communist and Free Mumia goon squad. Just as crazy, with a fascist twinge. [Oliver Willis: Like Kryptonite To Stupid]


electronic life

I love those articles and news stories that say that “up to half” of a person’s email is spam, these days. Hell, my inbox has been about 90% spam for the last couple of years. That’s what you get for having the same email address for a long time, like I have. That’s also why you don’t find one of them handy “email me” links on this page. I didn’t just forget to put it […]



So I’ve found somebody else who likes weird quotes as much as I do. 2 October 2003“See, if I’m actually up and checking work mail at 5am, I make sure as hell that I respond to everything. Even stuff that I really only have a ping response on. Just so people know I’m working at 5am. I figure they’ll figure if my answers are vague, it’s because I’m so tired.” “That’s not really what we’ve […]

Sunday morning

ephemera 2003

Nothing like starting the day off with raspberry pop-tarts and Cannonball on the television. Tom is bringing us a home-made pear tart that he made very early in the morning for brunch later on, before Barbara told him she had to go to the office today. I’d skip the office for a home-made pear tart. Bugs in OSX so far: it won’t encrypt the disk, for unknown reasons the modem doesn’t want to talk to […]

From here to a few minutes from now


All the below-mentioned technology goes into watching From Here to Eternity, which was made, I believe, in 1953. My husband and I cannot find any of the actors and actresses in the “still alive” category. Even the original writer, James Jones (he wrote the novel) is dead. Not only dead, they’ve even made a movie about his death — A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries. Now, that’s dead. I wish there were more black and white […]