Media

Hacking Google

The NSA, when it feels the need, listens in on our phone conversations. This so-called wiretapping takes many forms: bugging, tapping, intercepting, snooping through phone company records, etc. The technology these days is diverse and extremely sophisticated. It is all… Read More ›

Bad writing

The entry below (Dancing with the wind) is true. It happened, it was charming and memorable, and I really wanted to capture it so that I could revisit it. But I read it now and it sounds stilted, contrived, overly… Read More ›

Rather embarrassing

It’s sad, really, to see someone of Dan Rather’s stature lose his journalistic judgment in the twilight of his career. He and Mary Mapes should resign from CBS, if they aren’t fired first. Burkett, their source for the Bush National… Read More ›

About blog design

Why choose one blog template over another? One good reason: This one is readable. So many of those offered use very wide columns for the entries, or a color combination that’s hard on the eyes, or reverse type, or worst… Read More ›

Star Search

Been watching “Star Search” on TV. Really got sucked into it the night I saw Tiffany Evans sing. Wow! That little girl knocked my socks off!! I thoroughly expect to see her name in lights someday. You go, girl!

Editorial curiosity

Lands’ End. Hmm. Was in the “reading room” last night and noticed something for the first time: Lands’ End catalog. Why do they punctuate it that way? Shouldn’t it be Land’s End? Is it a bunch of people named Land?… Read More ›