Month: November 2004

  • It’s Hard Work

    Many of the critics of the recent presidential debates couldn’t resist the opportunity to roast Bush for repeatedly whining “It’s hard work”. Now it turns out his critics may have been too harsh. It really is hard work. A Wired article reports on a Temple University study that the brain works harder when lying than […]

  • The Quick and the Dead

    For a while this weekend, it was beginning to look like I’d really made the wrong decision on the weather. Thursday’s hunt was cancelled because of all the rain earlier in the week. I opted to skip Saturday because of the threat of more rain, and keep my fingers crossed for Sunday. When the rain […]

  • I may be a technophobe

    I got to test-drive my brother and sister-in-law’s new Prius today. (It’s probably more hers than his, since most of his drive time is in a more macho Dodge Cummins 2500). They finally got it a couple of weeks ago after about a 6-month wait. The technology is intriguing. There’s a lot of interesting engineering […]

  • No Sprinkles, Just Germs

    The showers that had earlier been predicted for today never materialized, and the day dawned cloudy but dry. It might have even been called dismal or dreary by someone less enlightened, but it looked like a perfect hunting day to me. One minor problem was that I felt like crap, and I was reasonably sure […]

  • Bourbon with Sprinkles

    I don’t even like sprinkles on ice cream, so when this afternoon’s weather forecast predicted a chance of “afternoon sprinkles”, I considered working instead of playing today. But a glance at this weekend’s forecast, which looks even worse, combined with some gentle arm twisting from the Bitch Pack, convinced me this was not a day […]

  • The Season Returns

    It’s Wednesday, and the leaves are all falling off of the trees, so it’s time to slip back into my comfortable routine. Actually, it’s past time. I missed West Wing’s season premiere a few weeks ago, and I’ve missed a couple of Wednesday hunts for various reasons. So, although the season of comfortable routine should […]

  • Wonderful Weekend

    I’m getting old and predictable. Anytime I say I had a wonderful weekend, it probably means I spent some time on the back of a horse. And that was the case this weekend. Saturday was the Blessing of the Hounds, and I elected to skip it this year. I hope I haven’t invoked the wrath […]

  • The Brits Get It, Why Don’t We?

    I think this cover from Thursday’s edition of the London Daily Mirror sums up the election results very well. I’ve seen plenty of claims that this election was stolen, but unlike 2000, I don’t believe it this time. It’s an undisputed fact that there were problems in some areas that resulted in incorrect vote counts. […]

  • Election Eve

    It’s probably silly to write anything about polls tonight, because by the time most people read this, we’ll be learning how right or wrong the polls were. And as the race gets tighter, the polls from the battleground states become even more unpredictable. For example, last night I mentioned that my favorite Electoral Vote Prediction […]