Monthly Archives: April 2006

Them’s fightin’ words!

At bedtime in my house we’re reading Treasure Island. Last night, Long John Silver delivered a brief speech that included this line: Have I lived this many years, and a son of a rum puncheon cock his hat athwart my … Continue reading

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Beam me up: young James Kirk

According to the evil Reuters Viacom apparently think they can squeeze a few more bucks from the Franchise, apparently: Daily Variety said the action would center on the early days of “Star Trek” characters James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, … Continue reading

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Cool map of religious affiliation

If you’ve ever wondered where all the Methodists hang out, or Muslims, Pentecostals, Quakers, etc., then you really should go look at the Map Gallery of Religion in the United States. (Kudus to Digg.) The Presbyterian map is encouraging, because … Continue reading

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I got the graduatin’ senior blues…

Well, actually, no. (Isn’t that a contradiction?) But if I did have the blues, I found a website to help me express myself bluesily: the Desktop Blues page. More fun than a barrel of goldfish! And from Switzerland, no less! … Continue reading

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This “fills” me with dread…

According to this story, the practice of dentistry hasn’t always been the walk in the park it is today… A Neolithic graveyard found at Mehrgarh, in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province, shows that Stone-age dentists used to have a go at curing … Continue reading

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Turned down

Apparently the region has enough blood, since they’re turning down people who didn’t make an appointment to donate blood during the blood drive on campus today. But they said I could go over to the Red Cross facility (a couple … Continue reading

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Finally Assessed!

A week ago I got back word about the Subordination exams I took back in January. (Really! It only takes 7 weeks to process. I’ve sent back rebates on computer peripherals that take almost that long, so what’s the complaint.) … Continue reading

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