We celebrated Cinco de Mayo yesterday at our favorite Mexican restaurant, Monterrey. We ordered our usual two small margaritas, and they brought us out an extra one in celebration. Not being much of a drinker, I battled a tequila-induced headache the rest of the evening. With my throbbing head buried under a pillow, I started … Continue reading Happy “Multi-Cultural Excuse for a Party” Day!
It’s hard to believe May is already here. This academic year has flown by. Along with May comes spring/summer outdoor activities. Greenville now has competing farmer’s markets – one downtown and one at the “official” farmer’s market on Rutherford Road. The “official” one seemed to have much more to offer. The one downtown had a … Continue reading Now Is the Month of Maying
Last Saturday I opened the newspaper, and to my astonishment, there was a letter to the editor from one Thomas E. Taylor in Piedmont, lamblasting Jesse Jackson. While I concur with a good portion of his letter, I fear to think how many of my colleagues thought that was me! I actually got a hand-written … Continue reading “It must be a Thursday. I never could get the hang
Mark Fiore – I like this guy’s work with Flash. Apparently, he also contributes to the Mother Jones online magazine. Speaking of websites, I was at Fark when I noticed a banner about a Matrix protest entitled “Matrix: Rejected.” I have always had problems with the gaping plot holes in the Matrix, as well as … Continue reading Another cool site…
Easter has come and gone, with proclamations of “Christ Has Risen”, despite worldy evidence to the contrary. They say the war is winding down. We’ll see. Actually, there were two Easters. I celebrated Orthodox Easter with the performance of Bach’s St. John Passion with the Greenville Chorale Saturday night. It’s a piece enjoyed more by … Continue reading Easter 2003
…and taketh away. Being a couple of DINKS with no reasonable deductions, we had to fork out ‘way too much to help finance George Jr.’s experiment in empire building. (So much for the political career.) So, as I fume about giving the feds so much, we just finalized plans for the new deck and hot … Continue reading “The Tax Man Cometh”
Cool Website. I saw this one at a conference a couple of years ago. Some guy was showing it as an example of how Flash could be used. I had forgotten about it, but stumbled across it just recently. I’d love to be able to do something like this. X_Dude’s “The Dough” Continue reading The Dough
It snowed today. Here. In upstate South Carolina. On April 10. I wonder what portents this doth signify. This was Founders Week at Furman, and it was a week for me to wallow in mid-life crises. A couple of my classmates returned to Furman to speak. Karen Foreman spoke at convocation on Wednesday. She at … Continue reading Mid-Life Hits Hard
My sister Glynda called last night to tell me she was bored. Two weeks ago she was in England for an Oxford Round Table discussion, last week she had two Welsh punk rockers staying at her house, Tom Brokow wants to do a story on her school, and next week some guy is bringing race … Continue reading Glynda is bored
I’ve kept several journals over the years. My most thorough was the journal I kept while in Europe one summer. I also kept detailed journals of at least part of our year in Arizona. Every now and then I pull those out, and I’m glad I kept detailed notes, but such documentation takes time. I … Continue reading Why an online journal?