Last Call for Christmas Get-Togethers

We’re going to be home from December 22 to January 1st, and if you want to get together, and haven’t already been in touch, let us know ASAP. We’re finalizing our next whirl-wind tour of South Western Ontario this week, and want to see everyone who wants to see us, but we can’t do it…

I love the smell of ignorance in the morning

I woke up this morning to find a rather interesting comment on yesterday’s post about Christmas. My first instinct was to delete it, with all the other spam I get. But the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to approve it. Finally it struck me that the author had put so much…

Why I Love Apple

It could be because of the elegant and daring industrial design. It could be because of the legends surrounding the development of the little Mac that changed everything. It could be the culture of “thinking differently.” It could be because of the tight integration of software and hardware that ensures that everything “just works” the…

I Hate Christmas, 2007 Edition

For the last few years, around this time, I’ve ranted about how much I hate the Christmas season — not Christmas itself, just the season surrounding it. This year, I think I’ve finally pinpointed why. Of course there’s the gaudy lights, and monotonous Christmas carols. And obviously Christmas usually brings with it snow and slush…

Fenway Park

A stumbling economy. Thousands dead in a war with no end started for questionable motives. And a government eroding its own constitution… But then a moment like this happens at a baseball game, and reminds you that this is still an incredible country, and that most of its citizens are actually pretty wonderful people: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhcZRFcjbhw&w=425&h=355]…

Hot or Not?

A couple new things on the site for you to check out: – Posts can now be rated. After the whole ClickComments fiasco, I’m a little gun-shy about putting this up, but this plug-in prevents multiple clicks from the same user, so hopefully this will be more useful for actual feedback. As before, this is…

Standing outside a broken phone booth with money in my hand

So I got a call from my good friend, Jon Bates, tonite. 3 calls actually, but I was in a movie, so I didn’t hear a single one of them (it was Beowulf, not bad, but not that great either). He’s been on a submarine for a week, and they’d returned to port for the…

Things to consider when debating whether or not to have children:

#1 – Forget having nice stuff It may seem worthwhile to have an HD-TV… but the picture doesn’t really look that good when the screen is perpetually covered with grimy little hand prints. And that sleek universal remote you’ve got that controls your entire home theater? It doesn’t work as well when a little monster…

More Raving about Babylon 5

OK, I know most people aren’t into sci-fi like Nic and I are… but I’m telling you, there has never, in the history of television, been anything like this show! We just watched an episode, midway through season 3, that was seeded by an episode near the middle of season 1. All the pieces for…

The Possibility and Promise

I woke up this morning, near my usual time, slightly before 7. Benjamin was crying, so I gave him his 7:00 bottle a few minutes early, then went to take my shower. Usually he drinks that and then goes back to sleep until 8 or so, while Nic gets some beauty rest. This morning, though,…