Wednesday, January 19, 2005

O, Tannenbaum!

This is a photo of the Christmas tree that my brother and his wife put up for their children, this past Christmas. Nice! Posted by Hello

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Soda pop

Since I've been on the South Beach Diet, I have switched over to diet Sprite, as my soft drink of choice. Posted by Hello

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Apple with nails

This one, I didn't take, but, when I saw it on the Web, I liked it. Posted by Hello

Friday, January 07, 2005


These are some of the dolls that my ten-year-old nieces play with. Posted by Hello

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Better living through chemistry, redux

This is what I am taking at night for the flu-like symptoms. I am feeling better than I was a couple days ago. Yay!

In other news, yes, I am aware that the photos are craptastic. Posted by Hello

A wave of criticism

"The catastrophic tsunami wave that has devastated so much of southern Asia has even killed more than a hundred people on the east coast of Africa, more than 4,000 miles away. Two questions: First, what country has done the most to help the victims of this natural disaster? Second, what country has been criticized most for not doing enough?

The answer to both questions is the United States of America."

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Are we a republic or a democracy?

Walter E. Williams delineates the differences between a republic and a democracy, and explains why the United States was founded as a republic.

There is no proposal to cut social security benefits

First of all ... let's get this question settled at the beginning. The AARP is running full-page ads in major American newspapers today saying that George Bush intends to cut Social Security benefits. The AARP is engaging in its usual tactic of trying to frighten the Depends right off of our wizened class by making them believe that their Social Security checks are going to get smaller if George Bush gets his way. That's a lie. It is not true. There is no proposal on the table, nor will any proposal be made that would reduce the Social Security benefits to any retired person or anyone nearing retirement. The AARP knows this, but they continue with their ad campaign nonetheless.

Better living through chemistry

I take these every day--two over-the-counter and one prescription. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

This stuff works!

Just to give you an idea of how I'm feeling, right about now: I bought this today and took a dose a short while ago. Posted by Hello

Monday, January 03, 2005

I'll be warm, now

This coat was a Christmas gift from my brother and his wife. Thanks! Posted by Hello

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Blogs rule!

Readership of Weblogs grew significantly in 2004, driven by increased awareness of the online journals during the presidential campaign and other events, according to a study released Sunday by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

Must ... clean ... room

To say that my computer room is cluttered is quite an understatement. I made this photograph as an incentive for me to clean the room up this year and as a "before" photo. Posted by Hello