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Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] nothings (not "thanks for nothing"!), you may subscribe to [livejournal.com profile] words_end. Add it as a friend if you want a link to my blog every time there's a new entry.
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This one.

Anything worthy of posting, I'll be posting there from now on. Posts here will appear but rarely. I realize this will be inconvenient for some (all?) of my LJ-hound friends, but as I've mentioned before, I am not particularly enamored of the social dynamic potentially (!) created by LiveJournal. I don't like that friends-lists cannot be hidden, and that it's potentially hurtful to someone if I don't list them as "friend". I don't like worrying over whether to lock my posts, and wanting to create a different custom group for every locked post I do make. If there's private info I want to share, I'll share it individually. I like hosting my blog on my own (host's) server space. Et cetera.

I know there's a way to cross-post private bloggage to LJ, but don't really have time to figure it out. I think there's a way to make it an RSS feed, but again won't bother with that. If you'd like to read what I post on there, please bookmark it. If not, I promise to not be offended.

(Note: this is not an "I hate LiveJournal" post. I actually quite like it. I just want to have my own thing. And possibly cut down on feeling obligated to read my "friends" page.)
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This one.

Anything worthy of posting, I'll be posting there from now on. Posts here will appear but rarely. I realize this will be inconvenient for some (all?) of my LJ-hound friends, but as I've mentioned before, I am not particularly enamored of the social dynamic potentially (!) created by LiveJournal. I don't like that friends-lists cannot be hidden, and that it's potentially hurtful to someone if I don't list them as "friend". I don't like worrying over whether to lock my posts, and wanting to create a different custom group for every locked post I do make. If there's private info I want to share, I'll share it individually. I like hosting my blog on my own (host's) server space. Et cetera.

I know there's a way to cross-post private bloggage to LJ, but don't really have time to figure it out. I think there's a way to make it an RSS feed, but again won't bother with that. If you'd like to read what I post on there, please bookmark it. If not, I promise to not be offended.

(Note: this is not an "I hate LiveJournal" post. I actually quite like it. I just want to have my own thing. And possibly cut down on feeling obligated to read my "friends" page.)
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Name fifty things you like, in twenty minutes. More difficult than it looks. Instead of sticking to 50 things, I stuck to 20 minutes. Got 35. )
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Name fifty things you like, in twenty minutes. More difficult than it looks. Instead of sticking to 50 things, I stuck to 20 minutes. Got 35. )
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Talking of lanuage abilities: today a demonstration on the big square in Gent with 4.000 school children, some just 5 years old, shouting: 1, 2, 3, 4, we don't want a fucking war. Proves that they can count and swear in English.
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Talking of lanuage abilities: today a demonstration on the big square in Gent with 4.000 school children, some just 5 years old, shouting: 1, 2, 3, 4, we don't want a fucking war. Proves that they can count and swear in English.
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I'm hanging with a friend, and we're drinking wine that is completely kicking my ass. (I'm a relative lightweight, and it's 14.5%) I start talking in response to something she just said, and the last few words of my thought come out as "70-percent Freud feuds."

What the?
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I'm hanging with a friend, and we're drinking wine that is completely kicking my ass. (I'm a relative lightweight, and it's 14.5%) I start talking in response to something she just said, and the last few words of my thought come out as "70-percent Freud feuds."

What the?
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US chides Belgium over rights law.

Families of those who died in the US attack on the Amiriyah air raid shelter in Baghdad, which took place in the 1991 Gulf War, are to file a case against the former president under a law enabling Belgian courts to hear human rights cases.

[...]

"We have cautioned our Belgian colleagues that they need to be very careful about this kind of effort, this kind of legislation, because it makes it hard for us to go places that put you at such easy risk," said US Secretary of State Colin Powell.


Am I reading correctly? Is the US administration threatening another country for the laws it passes? Caution should be exercised, I think we all agree on this. Where we disagree is who ought to exercise it.

I would love it if past and/or present US leaders were persecuted for crimes against humanity. Ours aren't quite as overt as others we've seen, but are no less real, and for their hiding are more dangerous.
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US chides Belgium over rights law.

Families of those who died in the US attack on the Amiriyah air raid shelter in Baghdad, which took place in the 1991 Gulf War, are to file a case against the former president under a law enabling Belgian courts to hear human rights cases.

[...]

"We have cautioned our Belgian colleagues that they need to be very careful about this kind of effort, this kind of legislation, because it makes it hard for us to go places that put you at such easy risk," said US Secretary of State Colin Powell.


Am I reading correctly? Is the US administration threatening another country for the laws it passes? Caution should be exercised, I think we all agree on this. Where we disagree is who ought to exercise it.

I would love it if past and/or present US leaders were persecuted for crimes against humanity. Ours aren't quite as overt as others we've seen, but are no less real, and for their hiding are more dangerous.

Oh, so:

Mar. 17th, 2003 02:19 am
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When [livejournal.com profile] fennel and I were in the supermarket today, there was a single live clam in the egg section. Just sitting there, bothering no one, with its shell a tad open. I tapped on it; it closed swiftly (and, it seemed, with a hint of reproach for the bother).

Also: when eating chocolate mice, I bite off the heads first.

Also also: ...uh, I forget. Something having to do with cute, and [livejournal.com profile] ceelove. That narrows it down.

Oh, so:

Mar. 17th, 2003 02:19 am
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When [livejournal.com profile] fennel and I were in the supermarket today, there was a single live clam in the egg section. Just sitting there, bothering no one, with its shell a tad open. I tapped on it; it closed swiftly (and, it seemed, with a hint of reproach for the bother).

Also: when eating chocolate mice, I bite off the heads first.

Also also: ...uh, I forget. Something having to do with cute, and [livejournal.com profile] ceelove. That narrows it down.
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Best birthday in quite a while. One of the best ever.

Beautiful, cuddly morning. Cooking with Carl, who is said (with good reason) to be beautiful when he cooks. Feeding people!! Crepes and Belgian waffles, with berries and whipped cream, or - alternatively - cheese(s) and smoked salmon. My goodness.

[livejournal.com profile] coraline brought great brie, made with champignons. Never seen it, but now I'll look. It was delicious.

Many people around, then some quiet time, and then Russian Ark, which was visually stunning. I didn't get nearly as many of the historical references as I should have, so will be interested to see it again when I'm done with Natasha's Dance, which I'm reading right now.

All in all, beautiful. The best gift was all the warmth. But, you know, the homemade cookies, motherload of chocolate and a salad bowl that says "It's certain that fine women eat a crazy salad with their meat. - W.B.Yeats" aren't bad either.
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Best birthday in quite a while. One of the best ever.

Beautiful, cuddly morning. Cooking with Carl, who is said (with good reason) to be beautiful when he cooks. Feeding people!! Crepes and Belgian waffles, with berries and whipped cream, or - alternatively - cheese(s) and smoked salmon. My goodness.

[livejournal.com profile] coraline brought great brie, made with champignons. Never seen it, but now I'll look. It was delicious.

Many people around, then some quiet time, and then Russian Ark, which was visually stunning. I didn't get nearly as many of the historical references as I should have, so will be interested to see it again when I'm done with Natasha's Dance, which I'm reading right now.

All in all, beautiful. The best gift was all the warmth. But, you know, the homemade cookies, motherload of chocolate and a salad bowl that says "It's certain that fine women eat a crazy salad with their meat. - W.B.Yeats" aren't bad either.
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The bad news: not only does grandma have Alzheimer's (just now confirmed by a neurologist, without an MRI - it's so obvious), but she has also suffered a series of mini-strokes, which have affected her brain's signal paths to her legs. So that's why she's having so much trouble walking. A combination of arthritis and this. Sad, unfair, sad. sad.

The good news: the mysterious They (being a selection subcommittee) are recommending my Intro to Humanities Computing course for approval to the curriculum committee. I get to teach it come next spring.

I'm having an aversion to the net, so phone me already.
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The bad news: not only does grandma have Alzheimer's (just now confirmed by a neurologist, without an MRI - it's so obvious), but she has also suffered a series of mini-strokes, which have affected her brain's signal paths to her legs. So that's why she's having so much trouble walking. A combination of arthritis and this. Sad, unfair, sad. sad.

The good news: the mysterious They (being a selection subcommittee) are recommending my Intro to Humanities Computing course for approval to the curriculum committee. I get to teach it come next spring.

I'm having an aversion to the net, so phone me already.
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I was going to blog this morning, but spent time doing [livejournal.com profile] hyperlit-blogging instead, and working and... um, stuff. So, Bush gets the shaft.

Ha.

My god, look at that snow in the sunlight! Brilliance!
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