August 2005

A number of years ago I got a book called Revising Fiction. The book was about how to revise . . . well, fiction. One of the author’s big points was that the revision process is very distinct from the writing process. (It had better be, or he’d have no reason to write his book.) […]

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Now here’s a Catholic horror story, all the more horrible because it really happened: A con man forges documents to allow him to pose as a validly ordained priest and, in that capacity, conducts Masses, baptisms, and weddings at parishes in Arizona: "Fred Brito believes that his true calling is as a Catholic priest. But […]

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So that the KatrinaHelp.Info wiki could be built. GO THERE. NOW.(CHT: Southern Appeal.)

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A piece back I reviewed the book Freakonomics, which is quite an enjoyable read. Today I’d like to talk about Ferengi-nomics, though–the economics that exist (or could exist) on the world of Ferenginar. There’s an episode very late in DS9 (in fact, it’s the next to last episode, if memory serves) in which taxes have […]

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Covering My Tracks

by Michelle Arnold

in Art

I have an art dilemma. Fortunately, my development as an artist over the last year or so has taken a positive turn. I have been blessed to get to know some professional artists whose work I admire, and who have been generous with time and advice. I have also found the style that I think […]

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From the U.K. Yahoos Department: Have you ever wandered through a zoo and wondered why only animals are caged there? Did you ever wonder why there were no human beings on display, since humans are animals, too? If so, I hate to break it to you, but you’re not unique after all. The London Zoo […]

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You may remember the not-so-long-ago Supreme Court decision Lawrence v. Texas, in which Darth Kennedy, leading a gang of fellow Sith lords, struck down a Texas anti-sodomy statue. Lawrence v. Texas [is] the Supreme Court’s decision in 2003 that the Constitution protects the freedom of Americans to engage in ”the most private human conduct, sexual […]

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You may remember the not-so-long-ago Supreme Court decision Lawrence v. Texas, in which Darth Kennedy, leading a gang of fellow Sith lords, struck down a Texas anti-sodomy statue. Lawrence v. Texas [is] the Supreme Court’s decision in 2003 that the Constitution protects the freedom of Americans to engage in ”the most private human conduct, sexual […]

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GET THE STORY. UPDATE: Sigh. Zenit has the most annoying and unprofessional habit of keeping a finite number of story pages and the changing the text on those pages, instead of generating a new page for each story. What is wrong with those people! In any event, they’ve now changed the text on the page […]

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No longer is blogging just for guys in pajamas lounging in their living rooms. Guys in Brooks Brothers lounging in boardrooms are getting in on the action. Two cases in point: Real-estate mogul Donald Trump now hosts The Trump Blog and Mark Cuban, owner of the basketball’s Dallas Mavericks, holds court at Blog Maverick. (Nod […]

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