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Crushes to get into Inaugural Route

At Constitution & 14th, people were being crushed against fences, the crowd was so thick. [...]

Prayer for What?

On the front page of today’s USA TODAY there’s a photograph of two women standing in a public square and praying. The New Testament tells Christians not to make spectacles of themselves in public demonstrations of prayer; nevertheless we see these two women putting on quite a display. Their hands and elbows are inclined just [...]

Violations of e-mail privacy, small and large

While John McCain’s campaign manager huffs and puffs over the fact that someone out there figured out Sarah Palin’s Yahoo password and read her e-mails, calling the affair a “shocking violation of the Governor’s privacy,” he remains mum on the new powers granted the Bush administration to break into the private correspondence of millions of [...]

Announcing Irregular Times No Sweatshop Shirts

Three new stores all made in America free of outsourced sweatshop labor, and one store also with exclusively organic cotton t-shirts [...]

Moonheart: Sucking the Magic out of Magic

I’ve just finished reading Charles de Lint’s novel Moonheart, which I picked up at the local Bark & Nodule as part of a search for an enjoyable new fantasy writer. I’ve read some Terry Pratchett novels lately, but I’ve identified his underlying formula, which make his new novels into tiresome rehashes. The latest Harry Potter [...]

Barbara Boxer for President Website is Up!

Web site to Draft Barbara Boxer for President in 2008 is online [...]

Mystery: On the Names of Notes

Can anyone explain to me why, if the C scale is the scale that contains no sharps or flats, it isn’t named the A scale, with middle C renamed middle A?