Month: May 2006

A story with my dog as heroine


Last night, I had trouble getting to sleep. I was still awake around two, flopped on the bed with the windows open, listening to the crickets. Suddenly, I was also listening to my dog bark. It wasn’t a plaintive bark, like “Hey, let me in!” It was a fierce bark. It was, “There’s an evil intruder here and I’m saving the day!” So I ran on down and out onto the porch to see what […]

Alaa: Further developments

Current Affairs

Egypt democracy activist blogs from cell – Yahoo! News: CAIRO, Egypt – Even from his cell in an Egyptian prison, Alaa Abdel-Fattah is blogging — scribbling messages on slips of paper that make their way to the Internet and spread around the world. Technorati Tags: Alaa

Well May the World Go

anthology / art, etc. / music

Well May the World Go (Pete Seeger, 1973) CHORUS: Well may the world go, The world go, the world go. Well may the world go, When I’m far away. Well may the skiers turn, The swimmers churn, the lovers burn Peace, may the generals learn When I’m far away. Sweet may the fiddle sound The banjo play the old hoe down Dancers swing round and round When I’m far away. Fresh may the breezes blow […]

Summer Music


Playing: Well May the World Go from the album “Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie – Together In Concert” by Arlo Guthrie & Pete Seeger The above is one of the bestest songs ever. You just can’t go wrong with Seeger and Guthrie…. Here’s the iTunes link for the song: Well May the World Go

Necessary item for bloggers

electronic life / Weblogs

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Confusion in Britain

Current Affairs / Ephemera

That bastion of stalwartness and truth, The Sunday Times, has, it seems, trouble differentiating between people of different nationalities and genders, who may or may not have been killed several thousand miles apart. The Jawa Report: Sunday Times Retracts Atwar Bahjat Beheading Story After Bloggers Fact Check The Sunday Times has retracted their May 7th story in which they claimed they had received a video of the beheading murder of female Iraqi reporter, Atwar Bahjat. […]