Archive for August, 2007


Sunday, August 26th, 2007

Busy day yesterday. Over at the Chronicle you can read about it.

Tarzan update

Friday, August 24th, 2007

I went to the doctor again today. It’s been a week since the operation to take the screw out of my shoulder. Here’s what he told me: the shoulder has finished healing from the original injury. All that’s left now is to see that the incision heals and does not get infected. Unless something goes [...]

Chronic Town: 25 Years

Friday, August 24th, 2007

This awesome 5-song EP came out on this day 25 years ago. It was the R.E.M. record I ever heard and it didn’t take me long to get hooked. I still like it as well as anything else the band has ever recorded.

I had the good fortune to be in Atlanta just after this record [...]

My next date with the knife

Friday, August 17th, 2007

By the time most of you read this, I’ll be at the hospital to get the screw taken out of my shoulder. I expect this operation to be much quicker and simpler than the operation to put the screw in. They only need a small incision and have no ligaments to repair or reattach. I’m [...]

Only this, and nothing more?

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

One of my favorite traditions turns out to have been a publicity stunt:
For decades, a mysterious figure dressed in black, his features cloaked by a wide-brimmed hat and scarf, crept into a churchyard to lay three roses and a bottle of cognac at the grave of Edgar Allan Poe.
Now, a 92-year-old man who led the [...]

Big-leaguers behaving badly

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Bobby Cox, who has been the Braves’ manager for most of the past three thousand years, has notched his 132nd ejection, giving him sole possession of the dubious record.
When Bobby Cox finally set the major-league ejections record, it was in the manner of a tree falling in the forest with no one there to hear [...]

Launch today

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

The shuttle Endeavour is on the pad, fueled up, crew loaded, and counting down toward a 5:26 PM CDT launch. Weather looks favorable so far. I’m all jazzed up to see a beautiful launch.
Update: She launched and looks beautiful.

You have to know us to find this amusing

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

As I was walking down the hall at work just now, I complained that it is “Raining? Again?”
A co-worker asked “So, have to started building your ark yet?”
“No,” I replied, “but we have started collecting animals.”
Well, it was funny at the time.

Minneapolis bridge collapse

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

I’ve spent most of the evening transfixed by CNN’s coverage of the bridge that collapsed late this afternoon.
It was the I-35W bridge over the Mississippi River. It’s a 40 year old bridge; it was inspected just three years ago and given a clean bill of health. It was undergoing resurfacing when it collapsed, and only [...]

The mourning period is over…

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

…but I’m stilled bummed. It’s been one year since they closed Terry’s Pizza in Huntsville.
Leigh Ann sent me a link to a Huntsville Times story earlier this year saying that the Star Market near five points is selling frozen pizzas made from the Terry’s recipe. A more recent report says that an expansion of the [...]

Happy Birthday Wendy!

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

That little girl I married is now __ years old. (But doesn’t look a day over __!)