Tuesday, May 31, 2005
tiernan played a great set at the lounge on sunday night. beautiful weather and good people made it a great night. most i've danced since miami. rebecca showed up fresh in from new orleans. we both had a day off doing nothing yesterday. it was great.
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Monday, May 23, 2005
So ManU has more fans in Asia than in Manchester. Comparing a city of approx. 6 million with a continent of some 3.8 billion is hardly fair. Citing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an example of success of foreign ownership has nothing to do with international competition. World Champions? how about letting the rest of the world participate in your so-called World Series/World Championship sporting events? You end with a quip about Arizona being a lot nicer in winter than Manchester. I can hardly dispute that, but for all the true soccer fans that have put up with the miserable british weather, week in week out to support their local team..I have two questions for you; when did that last happen in Arizona? and how many fans in Asia do they have?
Mark A. Solomon
Sunday, May 15, 2005
i don't care about 12 year old jimmy's birthday (someone sent a letter in - possibly the boy's parents) "we're all thinking of ya, buddy" i do care that the people in charge of letting me know about the game unfolding have something better to say than the diatribe these guys came up with. "go on, you can do it"; ""5-2 to the good guys"- you'ld never get this on the bbc....or even on the orioles coverage. made "our guys" look consumately professional, which they are, even when a play goes against the home team, and that's what good commentating is all about!
Thursday, May 12, 2005
i'm happy. so's rebecca. i don't have to bug her to get off the computer so i can watch baseball. changes the space, but at least it looks decent and now the xbox is properly hooked up...:)
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
saturn was there right out of our bedroom window. glorious. dave's telescope was wheeled into action (sic) once again. this time, though, no matter what i did, it took me 10 mins to finally get saturn to stay in the eyepiece. showed rebecca and that was it. another 10 mins to look at the brightest thing in the sky. ridiculous. everything moves that shouldn't. imagine typing an e-mail message with a screen that keeps jumping around and the cursor moving at will and you'll get some idea of what it was like. gonna have to save up and break down and get a replacement that i can actually use and enjoy instead of grimace.
as rebecca would say: it's not my fault.... :)
Friday, May 06, 2005
here it is:
Let’s send our kids to
State Board Wants Evolution Challenged.
I have no children, nor do I live in
Trick question. It doesn’t make me anything, except that I don’t subscribe to Christianity’s view of how I and the world I live in got to exist.
Kansas State Board wants to adopt new standards allowing challenges to the theory of evolution. Really? What is then the purpose and desired role of a State Board of Education? .When it comes to the theory of evolution, allowing competing “alternate” theories suggests equal footing. To my knowledge, as a non-scientist, I can find no other competent theory that has stood the test of time. Do the proponents of these alternate theories embrace or ignore the scientific method? This is an important question. Let’s see their models. Let’s read their papers. Exactly what criteria are they using in their challenge to one of sciences most exhaustively studied subjects? In other words, on what grounds do they insist that the existing current standards are failing the children of
I feel for all the educated science teachers, but not half as much as I feel for the children of
I call on all scientists and teachers, regardless of position and state, irrespective of personal beliefs, to join forces and unite, and declare publicly that allowing a state board to shoe-horn in teaching practices not based on science is just plain wrong. A full page advertisement in the New York Times and every other published daily newspaper would be an excellent place to start.
M. A. Solomon
P.S. I know that you will not publish this letter in full due to its length. Please feel free to edit.