January 2007

I love it when the National Weather Service tests its “watches, warnings & advisories” system. Like tonight, for instance: Clicking on the “Read watches…” brings up the comforting message: UPDATE: Well, maybe it’s not a test – maybe the NWS was just slow to link up the map to text warnings. Apparently they had had…

Read More This is a test. This is only a test…. Then again, perhaps not.

Here’s a thoughtful piece by Father Jake on the unravelling of the Episcopal Church. Obviously it doesn’t involve me directly, but it’s sad to watch people I care for in pain over the thinly-disguised bigotry that’s being peddled. He quotes Ruth Gledhill: …Tell anyone outside the Church that you’re a Christian these days, and they…

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Just finished watching V for Vendetta (my first NetFlix DVD, actually). I remember reading the original graphic novel years ago, set in a post-Thatcherite world. Updated for the 21st century, it’s even more disturbing. “Terrorist as hero”. Hmm. As John Hurt said in the “making of” documentary, all forms of war are awful – but…

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