Link: Wired News A MySpace Cheat Sheet for Parents:. Kevin Poulson must have a chronic illness necessitating medical marijuana. This is really the only explanation for this I think really anyone who can speak and works at Berkeley and is not on the Seti@home project has some form of chronic illness. I like this quote:
UC Berkeley researcher Danah Boyd says it's a bad idea. "Don't go on
and engage in surveillance. That makes things really hard for kids to
engage with you as a parent." Instead, Boyd recommends parents talk
with their youngsters, and ask their teens to show them their profile,
if they have one.
This is the sort of parenting that makes for legal bills. I Parent from the Guantanamo Bay school. My children are required to wear orange jumpsuits and have loud music blasted in their rooms at all times - no wait I have some things re-arranged... No I do not let them blast loud music so they will not have to wear orange jumpsuits - anyway I parent from the lowest common denominator - I see my children out of the court system or drug rehab and I am proud. In order to do that I need information - so I go through the room monitor any correspondence, key loggers are good for this I look at the phone logs a couple of times a week and call the numbers I do not have in my contacts and Mom does not remember who they are. Seems a bit much but then her friends do not seem to mind neither does she because I am helpful and funny and she knows that I love her.. (and want her to be very wealthy so she can "lend" us money when her mother and I are retired....)
I like this headline. It makes me feel safe... last year arround this time a couple of log cars derailed about 75 feet from my house. It sounded like thunder - Tornados sound like trains, derailments sound like thunder - we are so screwed....
I tend to get overworked when I write about this. But I will say that
unlike Chocolate Baseball is not something I see as worth much heavy
breathing. I went to a planning meeting here in
with the very helpful people from the
. I came away from it with this
thought -the baseball field is the most annoying thing I can imagine if only
because it is so completely stupid and un-necessary. Also the University
of South Carolina could actually blend the neighborhood into itself a little
better by putting a “Community research park” A place where researchers could live and do their
science in the same place a place with smart aliens and their uncommon food
serving as a buffer to the beer swilling inanity of University Life. No
we get a baseball field which they promise will not be used for whatever passes
for Rock and Roll in the years to come. I imagine that in 15 years some
form of sonic vibratory amalgam will be played very loud there. Hopefully
our nation will have been overrun by the Islamic Fundamentalists and such
things will be blissfully illegal.
What Hollaman did not mention was the attention paid to the nature of
things. Presently the baseball field floods this is why they want to move
to the flood plain I guess this is to assure a continuity of dampness as I
imagine this is one of the hallmarks of University of South Carolina Baseball –
hydrologic accounting, muddy cleats and long long slides. What will happen is that snakes of uncommon
leangth and vibrancy of color will take up residence in the stands where they
will dine on the many small rodents that will eat the leftovers from the music
shows. Roc sized mosquitoes will carry
off any small children not being constricted by the reptiles draining the
patrons of any blood that has not been turned to beer. All this is only of
course during the dry season when the river is not flooding and baseball has
replaced water polo in the stadium. There will be specially designed “Raptor Runs”
where fans who tiring of whatching their favorite mud wrassling team can whatch
as small rabbits and children of park goers are carried off by flying eagles and
albatrosses where foxes can hunt for the rodents that the snakes don’t eat. And where we can see that there is a baseball
stadium near a neighborhood which is better than having a truck leasing company
that keeps trailers of spent nuclear fuel in the parking lot
quote: "Political journalists crave access and information the way women crave chocolate."
Michelle Cottle knows my dear wife. She will claw her way throw 7
inches of steel to get to chocolate. I made some chocolate the other
day because I like very bittersweet chocolate with hot pepper she ate
it all without any remorse - no "oh sorry honey I ate all your
chocolate" nothing not a word just a look that means "it was chocolate
it is gone" nonverbal communication. The only way I can keep chocolate
safe is to make extremely large quantities or to make it in a mountain
under a fault line near the equator.
I love Ballet good conservative classical Ballet, Balanchine or whoever. You can kick Brittany and Madonna to the curb for all I care. I mean I probably would not like it so much if my wife did not love it so passionately. Anyway Rendank Pavlovich puts on a great show called Life Chance. It is a great display of ebullient dancers doing impossible things to recorded music. Now I am provincial and I am easily impressed I am sure but I like to be impressed - I saw a Polish guy throw a grown woman around in ways I could not hurl my Three year old. I could not move my arms and legs without any weight and do with the grace and whatever it is that brings tears to your eyes. This one local man who I swear I thought I was looking at a CGI image - he was perfect and he did perfect things - I was impressed. I saw a ballerina do somthing so effortlessly and flawlessly only because I have sat through the Nutcracker being choked by fake fog and snow dewdrops or whatever.. Let me say that anytime Lea Lumpkin slurs her way through an introduction it is sure to be intense and beautiful ,whatever it is, afterward. It could be that my respect for the art is that I have sweat like a dog before the Master - Mr. Pavlovich - only because my dear wife had concocted some plan for us to have our Oldest go for free to his dance school - I was supposed to do some "computer" work for them but I am not a web designer and he had Macs so all my virus cleaning skills were of no use to him so I was put to filling in building long planter box that had been emptied to treat a termite infestation around the studio. I can tell you I tried to get him to rent me a bulldozer but no I had to hand shovel about half a beach worth of sand into these boxes. It was a podvig a spiritual work for my wife and child. I spent no less than 18 hours of shoveling and hauling and then cleaning up afterward. I was able to be around Rendanko I have seen one of his fits of rage I know humility and that proper obeisance is due I know that he can get work from a donkey in the air. I praise him..
Anyway there was a new dance that some older George Lucas looking guy had put together - it was really good - set to Phillp Glass - it gave me a sense of catharsis and gratitude for being married - because it seemed that male dancers were always being pushed down and then poping up and trying to get the female dancers to dance with them... Which meant a lot of flipping them in the air and having them spin arround and fly off. It reminded me of 5th grade, I am sure I had a catharisis whatever that is.
But I'm not for the war. And being against the war and saying you
support the troops is one of the wussiest positions the pacifists have
ever taken — and they're wussy by definition. It's as if the one lesson
they took away from Vietnam wasn't to avoid foreign conflicts with no
pressing national interest but to remember to throw a parade afterward.
like TNR a lot it is almost as good as the New Yorker only there are no articles
by Toni Morrison to make you regret thinking she was so cool when you were in
college and you have to love Washington DC more than New York Anyway you get the historical
perspective of an editorial issue which is one of the better things to come from
the Internet. Strange – the perfect antidote to the acerbic pajama blogger is
an old magazine archive. Read lest you be drawn against your will toward the
singularity of opinion one dimensional blind allegiance to a collective
concocted ideology of coffee stuck keyboards and cramped buttock muscles… Get
up stretch and remember the last time you had some depth to an
you can stand reading for hours on your PC – US$4.95 is not much for a
historical view of current editorial opinion from the “liberal” or University
point of view. The writing and logic may be entirely self-righteous,
self-absorbed and anti-religious but is always extraordinarily pithy and thought
provoking and done well - like the modern American Epscopalian Church
The apostle John wrote, “And this is eternal life, that they may know
Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent.” (John 17:3).
The supreme blessing of the human soul is that it can know God. The supreme
tragedy is that we place knowing other things above knowing God. To know
God is not just another kind of knowledge. It is a matter of life or death,
heaven or hell. Francis Bacon, the philosopher said, “knowledge is power.”
Knowledge of God is more than power; it is eternal life. It is love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. The
highest form of knowledge is not to know about God, but to know Him
personally. Such knowledge is intimate, personal and based on love.
pithy [n. PIH-thee] Pithy, when used accurately, describes
speech or writing that is short, direct, and memorable. Examples of
pithy slogans are "Save the whales" and "Don't worry, be happy." Pithy
is something that consists or abounds in pith. While pith refers to the
white substance under the peel of a citrus fruit, it also means force
Both pith and pithy are derived from the Old English pitha which is a
variant on the German pith (pit). Pithy is traced back to the 1500s but
pith was around before the 12th century. A collection of pithy sayings:
The Orthodox Church in America This is my Church. They help me not to be so cynical..... Yes I am capital O Orthodox. I like a religion that is based on paradox. it makes me feel much more stable.
Columbia's Free Times This is a better place to get news about Columbia. You get a real entertaining and thoughtful consideration of the city rather than a overworked and blighted study of tired idealism. Also there are interesting ads.
The State Newspaper This is a very University of South Carolina influenced newspaper. They have a very definite leftist slant. Meaning they really really believe that Government can help - and it shows.
They want government to work especially in Education so they pretend that Public education system is not the hotbed of racist, sexist and elitist tomfoolery that it actually is and that our State Assembly is not really a Good Old Boys club but a place where actual governance occurs.