Breaking from the silence to link to my buddy Pat’s blog which explores the question: What is all the time and money spent to make abortion illegal were spent making it unnecessary? Join her project at www.makeabortionunncessary.com. Pat is a great writer, a favorite colleague and a serial blogger.
Yes. I am alive. My book manuscript is due on Monday so I’m a little on the crazy side right now. Got Parts 4 and 5 rewritten. Finished part 3 yesterday. Trying to get parts 1 and 2 put to bed this morning. Had a minor panic yseterday when I realized that my deadline was […]
(from this weekend in Nashville) It is Sunday. I am at the airport in Nashville waiting for the return flight to Chicago Midway. Airports and banks need to hire better lighting designers. Even when I went to Washington Mutual to open my business checking account last week it was still as dark and sterile as […]
(from last weekend in Nashville) It is weird that as much as I love the movie Fight Club, I’d never read the book on which it was based. There was a copy in my sister’s second bedroom so I was grabbed it and read almost all of it last night and then finished it this […]
For my sister’s birthday dinner, we at at the Mad Platter a slightly upscale restaurant where they had their wedding reception (The one with the endless crab cakes. I think if there is anything close to a horn of plenty it would be endless amounts of crab cakes). We had a five course meal: I […]
(from weekend in Nashville) I am going to sleep good when I get home. I slept the second night on an air mattress which was fine but not the soft could of slumbrous ecstasy I’m used to being parked on. I’m sure my cat will be all over me when I get home too – […]
Ten U.S. Army recruiters are offering volunteer help for Katrina evacuees at Houston’s Astrodome. But the recruiters, struggling to keep enlistment up during Iraq war, are also available with options for the jobless. "Our intent is to approach the evacuees at the right time for them,” says Army spokesman Douglas Smith."
My parents can now relax: my application for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois insurance has gone through. I’d had to re-submit after being rejected for having old liver tests (I have a completely bening condition called hyperbilirubinism). That only took 3 months. So now instead of paying my COBRA which is $500 a month […]
Just blogging this in case someone else if having similar problems. Ron got a new black Razr phone and it kept turning itself off. He eventually called the local Cingular store and (after looking up the phone’s serial code) they said that there was a batch of Razr phones that had a glitch where they’d […]
This post from MeFi made me want to make a few notes about Norway: World’s 3rd largest oil exporter. Saves oil revenus to finance future generations. Norway has been voted the best country to live in for the past five years. Norway has no external debt. No hormones in animal feed. Accept same-sex couples. "i […]