Wednesday, October 25, 2006

No Words Needed (Update On Halloween Night)

(Sorry for the pun)


UPDATE It's 31 October, Halloween night, 5:55 PM and no one has shown up for the free candies! Wifey is getting nervous.

6:20 PM 13 arrived. Wifey is encouraged!

6:30 PM 5 more!

6:32 PM 3

6:35 PM 5

6:37 PM 5

6:48 PM 4

7:04 PM 13

7:40 PM 3

7:49 PM 3

8:11 PM 2

8:24 PM 4

Whew! That's 60 beggars/spooks/costumers. Not bad for a chilly late-October eve.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Viva Panama!

The citizens of Panama have apparently voted 80% - 20% to rebuild the Canal for the 21st Century. This is good news.


Yes, I do realize, annually, that Northern California is different from Back East, but the photo above from New Haven CT (is that the zip abbrev. for Connecticut?) reminds me to pull out the digital 7.1 and try for some jCalifornia shots this week.

Stand by.

Friday, October 20, 2006

It's Autumn Again

Ooops! I have switched to IE 7.0, and it doesn't seem to work with Blogger. Please go to to see some really neat pictures from a very talented photographer.

Update: Blogger image uploader works again. Please see the photos above for examples, and, indeed, check the URL for many more examples, including kitchen veggies. Good photography!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Shaking My Head In Disbelief!

"In Brownsville, he witnessed half a dozen men swim under one of the international bridges “with complete immunity” which in turn prompted him to take the immigration issue to the next level.

Bhakta decided to see if he could get an elephant accompanied by a six-piece mariachi band across the river.

According to his Web site, he is in favor of “sensible immigration reform” and supports a border fence, local law enforcement assistance with immigration laws and the use of the National Guard troops to help the U.S. Border Patrol.

“To my surprise, the band played on, the elephants splashed away, and nobody showed up,” Bhakta said of the stunt. “I’m astounded.” . . . “If I can get an elephant led by a mariachi band into this country, I think Osama bin Laden could get across with all the weapons of mass destruction he could get into this country,” Bhakta said."

You really can't make this stuff up. HatTip to

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Law School Next?

Nina Camic teaches law at University of Wisconsin/Madison, where my Grandparents lived, and she blogs at She also enjoys photography and food, as witnessed above.

I'm thinking that maybe I should go back to school. :-)

Friday, October 06, 2006


It was a wonderful day for baseball this afternoon at the Coliseum! Cloudy, cold, windy, and a sold-out stadium!

That's Milton Bradley with his batting coach just after he hit a home run to help the A's send the Twins back to Minnesota with their deep-fried heads between their deep-fried knees. And it took only three games in the best-of-five American League Division series.

Starting next Tuesday, we'll be playing either Detroit or some expensive team from new york city for the American League Championship.

Go A's!

Two Kinds of Mushrooms

Just for fun:

Thursday, October 05, 2006

At Your Next Protest...



HT to Jonah Goldberg at The Corner

On Its Way...

...across the Pond.

(If you know what I mean, and I think you do!)

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


See you there? (I'm the one with the hot dog and the beer.)