August 15, 2006

Real Men of Genius

I'm always partly amused and partly startled when a terrible tenant (like one we've evicted) gives us as a refererence to their next landlord before the ink on the court judgement is dry.

The guy who just vacated the house pictured in this little slideshow asked me when he could expect his deposit back. Buddy, thats going to be a while...

August 3, 2006

Norad Tapes

I'm giving myself away as a regular listener of The Diane Rehm Show, but occasionally I hear something so fascinating that I want to get someone else to listen right away.

The guest on August 3rd was a guy named Michael Bonner who is a journalist and was a producer of the United 93 movie. On the show they were playing and discussing the actual recordings that have been released of the control room at NORAD, where you can hear the military learning about and reacting to the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Mr. Bonner has also just written an article on the Norad Tapes.

Mel Gibson

Like a lot of people, I was both disgusted and disappointed to hear of the repulsive statements that Mel Gibson made when he was stopped for his DUI. Probably one of the regrettable things about it, is all the "I-told-you-so's" that are being thrown around by the folks who claim that Gibson's "Passion" movie was anti-Semetic.

If you think about it though, Gibson's anti-Semitism is harmless compared to that regularly displayed by the UN and many major European countries. I always love to find smarter people who agree with me on issues like this.

I thought this article said it exactly so: Mel Gibson and Me - by:Rabbi Daniel Lapin

August 1, 2006

Making a List, Checking it Twice

Our Six-Year-Old Chandler, is quite a little "planner." When his Uncle John Olsen was here this last week-end for Grammy's wedding, Chandler made detailed plans for showing Uncle John all his firefighter and medical equipment.

Since Chandler doesn't write words like "stethoscope" yet, he makes these lists by drawing pictures of each of the individual items that he wants to be sure to show Uncle John.

It kind of makes one think that mankind has not advanced so far beyond the Egyptian hieroglyphics of thousands of years ago. Come to think of it, maybe those old cave drawings weren't really art; maybe they were just a grocery list.

The List
The List Continued