• I hate it when other people are right.

    So… a while back, I was stressing out about a paper I was writing and Dave@JustusForAll pointed out that the best time to write a paper is the day before it’s due, all in one sitting. For my last paper of English 201, I ended up having to do just...

  • Leopold’s Ghost

    I just finished reading “King Leopold’s Ghost” by Adam Hochschild. For those of you who have read Joseph Conrad’s fictional story of the Congo “Heart of Darkness”, it cannot possibly compare to the realities of Leopold’s genius. A genius so undeniable that simply being in the same room with him...

  • Real Rock.

    When I think of the phrase “real rock” images of Bad Company, Stevie Ray Vaughn and The Rolling Stones come to mind. I think of the good old days of rock and roll that I can scarcely remember, but have a vivid mental picture of. The days when guys trotted...

  • Making Gemini

    My dentist and his wife have 11 children. Every time I go into their office, I see pictures of a proud, happy and large family. I have also wondered why they chose to adopt so many. I wondered about psychological reasons for doing such a thing, what is it that...

  • I’m a liberal now.

    Forget the fact that my blog has worn the “blogs for bush” button since… um… well at least the last election. I’ve never bothered to take it down. Forget that I voted for Bush not once, but twice, and am a fan of trickle-down economics. Forget that I thought Kerry...