Thumos...I like the sound of that.

Christina Hoff Sommers' Review of Manliness by Harvey C. Mansfield.

For Tobermory - Europe's powder keg

If we're lucky, the clash of civilizations will not end with a bang but a whimper, not with a mushroom cloud but the cry of the baby that brings a Muslim majority to Western Europe - newsobserver.com.


We may, in fact, live forever.

news @ nature.com - Wrinkled cell nuclei may make us age - Blocking a aberrant protein could keep cells pert and young.

Webby Awards

Webby Awards

New geek site

Geek Feed

Outstanding! One of the best shows on TV.

Rome Begins Production of second season

HBO's epic drama series ROME has begun production on its ten-episode second season, it was announced by Carolyn Strauss, president, HBO Entertainment. Filming of the new episodes will continue at Rome's Cinecitta Studios through next October, with debut set for 2007.



"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people." --Theodore Roosevelt


Our good friend Paul is now a famous online boxing writer/guru

See Alexander "The Pretty-good-so-far" Povetskin
By Paul Clemmons
at touch gloves.
Paul is also the main contributor to the Boxing Blog.
We want to be in his entourage.


I have been saying this for 15 years:

"If you want to know where technology is going, follow the porn" - Porn Industry Again at the Tech Forefront - Los Angeles Times - - "The simple fact is porn is an early adopter of new media," said Paul Saffo, director of the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto.


Does this article border on aiding & abetting?

I don't much care for this writer, but the info is very interesting - Would President Bush go to war to stop Tehran from getting the bomb? in the New Yorker.


Talking and mowing

- This morning I talked to my good friend Joe Abreu for about an hour & a half. He works for the feds, lives in Fredericksburg & has two kids. We miss getting to hang out & play roleplaying games together. When I was first BoG Chair at Mallet, Joe helped me run things (or more accurately - I helped him). He was great friends with Cassondra & I was his best man. We talked about possibly getting online together for a game.

- Been communicating with Patrick about baseball & got 2/3 of the free agents I wanted.

- Mowed the field, made things look a lot better.



Cassondra & I have been married for 20 years today. She is a great wife and genius. We had a good day. Eating, hanging out, talking, and burning limbs in our new copper outdoor firepit. I'm a lucky man.

-- The Tuscaloosa County Courthouse where the deed was done.