Saturday, December 31, 2005

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Anyone for Tee?

My friends, as we wait for the rains to cease, and the fairways to dry out a bit, we consider the Birds of Golf. Behold:
Anyone for Tee? - The Golfer's Feathered Friends

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas 2005 To One & All!

Ho! Ho! Ho! (click image to enlarge (I think))

What I Really Want For Christmas

This is the F22, newest manned fighter for the USAF. I love these things, but fear that they will soon be outmoded by electronic wizardry that just keeps getting more capable and less expensive. We shall see.

Guess Who's Coming Tonight?

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Winter solstice

Today, finally, is the shortest daylight of the year, and the first day of Winter. It only gets better from here, at about 1 or 2 minutes each day. Until 21 June. Congratulations to us all.

Monday, December 19, 2005


Today's word of choice is "sibilate." Took me a while to find it, starting from Chris Matthews' TV delivery being described as "sibilatious." Whew!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Election Day Again

Well, it's almost 0730 here on the right edge of the Pacific, which means it's about 1830 over in Iraq ( World Clock - Time Zones ) and, so far, so good with the election. Let's hope that the ambiance stays nonexplosive and that the turnout stays high.

I'm just wondering what the minimum legal voting age is in Iraq :-)

Monday, December 12, 2005

News from Down Under

Interesting stuff on the beaches of Sydney, Australia. I found current information from a talk station down there that sounds like an English postal code. Try and "Listen Live." Fascinating thing, this internet is.

YARGB=Yet Another Really Great Blog

For your holiday online shopping, you could do worse than clicking on the permalink: YARGB - Flares into Darkness: 'Tis the Season... The article says it all.


Wednesday, December 07, 2005

December 7, 1941

I was taking an afternoon nap upstairs on Midway Lane in Bethesda. The New York Philharmonic was on the radio. Then, the music was interrupted with a news bulletin. The announcer couldn't pronounce the word "Oahu" but the message was clear.

I am very thankful on many, many levels that so much has changed in the past sixty-four years.

See for a whole lot of useful and interesting links.

Saturday, December 03, 2005