Monthly Archives: February 2008

same planet, different worlds (cont.)

Yesterday a co-worker stopped me in the hallway to show off his latest gizmo recently purchased at Target and spent a few minutes describing some of the features it had to offer. Not to be outdone I mentioned my Saturday purchase of a used Parker 45 … Continue reading

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a spoonful of sugar (pills) helps the placebo, err, medicine go down…

Can’t say I was surprised by the latest news from the world of voodoo-medicine.  But what I’m really curious about is the timing. As one whose personality (and mood) is often influenced by the amount of caffeine taken into my system, … Continue reading

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same planet, different worlds

As I read a book while riding Charlotte’s light rail during yesterday’s evening commute, another passenger sat beside me and opened their own book to read. My choice was a collection of Allen Ginsberg’s 1950’s-1960’s journals. The other person preferred something with the words … Continue reading

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you say you want a revolution

“They used to talk about how when UHF got in really strong we’d have something like eighty-six channels, so you could watch “Green Acres” on Channel 2, the Bolshoi Ballet on 34 and reruns of old Miss America pageants on 63 … Continue reading

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