Daily Archives: 9 September 2005

Prometheus Kicking Up Some Ring Action

Also, Mars Rover catches twin moons in the night sky from the fourth planet.

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Who Puts Together These Quizzes Anyway?

For a long time, I disregarded the internet quiz phenomenon (much as I avoided Hogwarts till Harry Potter 4). Earlier this summer, my family took the state quiz and we’re all over the place. Literally. I was Washington, my wife … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Steering clear of politics, let’s have some fun. 1. Strap on, Mr President. 2. If you actually strum that guitar, you’ll be playing one hellacious chord, C#dim7(add dim11). 3. The presidential seal is a nice touch, but even CW guitarists … Continue reading

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Who is to Blame?

The scale of the Hurricane Katrina disaster should prevent any evasion of responsibility for either the incomplete evacuation or the sloth and incoherence of the relief effort. This refers to both local authorities (police officers in neighboring Gretna actually drove … Continue reading

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AA 2: The Purpose of the Church

Apostolicam Actuositatem section 2 begins: The Church was founded for the purpose of spreading the kingdom of Christ throughout the earth for the glory of God the Father, to enable all … to share in His saving redemption, and that … Continue reading

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Bookshelf

Finished Robert Reed’s Marrow (reviewed here) and The Well of Stars (reviewed here) earlier this week. Good SF that could’ve been better. The basic idea is an interstellar ship the size of Neptune is inhabited with tens of billions of … Continue reading

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Live From the Public Library

Taking seven hours off today. I dropped Brittany off at school, then drove aimlessly around the south suburbs of KC for an hour before settling in at the public library. Nothing much happening here except the persistent gentle clicking of … Continue reading

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