July 2004

I’m going to be brief on this one, because it doesn’t need much explanation. I’ve been a Marillion fan since the late 1980s: I think it was my son, Chris, who introduced me to Script for a Jester’s Tear and Misplaced Childhood. Like many others, I found an echo of an earlier love in this…

Read More CD of the week: "The Best of Both Worlds" by Marillion

Just watched the final evening of the Democratic Convention (on C-SPAN, of course). I thought Kerry’s speech was excellent, capping a week of wonderful speeches from Clinton, Gore, Carter, Edwards, Cleland, and Obama. And Kerry’s daughters were fantastic, more than making up for Lieberman’s embarrassing performance. Naturally enough, I want to share some of these…

Read More Speech, speech! (But where are the DVDs?)

Per Terry, it seems that while the U.S.Army is so shortstaffed that they are recalling a 67 year old retired Colonel, the Air Force and the Navy are doing fine. They are offering early outs (as much as 12 months) with no penalties to first term enlistees because they have (sit down, it’s a deusy†)…

Read More Things that make no sense (ongoing series, apparently endless)