Archive for December, 2009

only the beginning

24 Dec

In the wee small hours of this morning, the Senate passed it’s health care bill. While I may not be entirely happy with the contents, I’m happy it got passed; passing some flavor of health care reform is important, if only to set the precedent for more comprehensive reforms in the months and years ahead. […]

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reflecting and winding down

23 Dec

Today, Dear Reader, I wrap up the work-a-day portion of 2009; this afternoon, I begin my well-deserved restful slide into the next arbitrarily defined trip around the sun. That said, I’m probably going to have mostly limited contact with the internet, execept for when the toddler starts bugging me to look at cute pictures of […]

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Solstice

21 Dec

Today is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. Sadly, the work day didn’t feel that way. Feel free to enjoy the Winter Festival observance of your choice. _________ On a not entirely unrelated note, I’ve come to a conclusion about why I so enjoy the television program Glee: It’s because it’s really […]

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snowed in by false advertising

21 Dec

Lots snow, at least for Virginia, this weekend. No worries, really, given some last minute scheduling changes, we didn’t have to be anywhere. This was fine since a couple of us were kind of sidelined with nagging colds. Much sledding and driveway shovelling was done, many fresh-baked cookies and bowls of homemade chicken corn soup […]

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friday random ten: “pre-apocalyptic” edition

18 Dec

The whole state’s abuzz with the big news of impending doom and the ability to buy beer and wine at a couple of different grocery stores on a Sunday. As for me, I’m not particularly bothered by it; weather’s weather, and I never shopped at that place anyway. However, I am feeling pretty damned good […]

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today in Richmond

18 Dec

This totally overshadows the other big story in town today, though I’m sure several people will be all misty-eyed as they dutifully buy their fifteen gallons of milk and half-a-dozen loaves of bread.

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fear and loathing

14 Dec

What the hell, two quickie posts in one day. Slacktivist’s post from this morning is brilliant in its insight about the Tea Party movement. Seriously, bang on. Damn, I wish I could atriculate thoughts that well. update 12/15: I would also highly recommend reading through the multitude of comments below the linked post; lots to […]

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The secret nature of Ensign Crusher

14 Dec

Time Lord. Seriously. Just think about it. The linked article there provides all kinds of compelling evidence, but allow me to submit this: Could anybody but The Doctor get away with dressing like this? Those season one sweaters? Totally Colin Baker material.

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friday random ten: “end of the road” edition

11 Dec

I am happily wrapping up my last work-related trip for the year, and it feels, unsurprisingly, refreshing. For the rest of 2009, I get to sleep in my own bed, and if I don’t, it’ll be my choice. That’s a really good feeling. To briefly revisit another good feeling, I found this old article archived […]

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dreaming androids

09 Dec

I downloaded Google chrome beta for linux operating systems last night. I played with it a little bit; it’s really slick and pretty, and generally does the job of lightweight web browser really well, except it seems to choke on any object rendered in Flash. That fact itself is reasonably annoying, but the frowny face […]

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