Archives for: "October 2005"

The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

October 31st, 2005
The Grapes of Wrath is a landmark of American literature. A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, of one man's fierce reaction to injustice, and of one woman's stoical strength, the novel captures the horrors of the Great… more »

My Apologies

October 30th, 2005
If any of you tried to access this site between Wednesday and Saturday of this past week, you know you were unable to do so. The landing page showed that the account, my account, had been suspended. The explanation is one involving security. Someone had… more »

October 30th, 2005
Dark Helmet: What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN? more »

October 29th, 2005
My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.- Adlai E. Stevenson Jr. more »

MAX New York - San Diego, CA

October 25th, 2005
Heading to San Diego for my first time last week, all I knew going in was that I had to make reservations for Thursday night so we could take a client out to dinner. This is by far the best part of my job; traveling to big cities, picking nice… more »

Movie of the Month - November, 2005

October 24th, 2005
Grave of the Fireflies Why do fireflies die so young? It is post-war Japan, just weeks before the American occupation. In the city of Kobe, a boy lies dying in a train station. Beside his body lies a small candy container. A janitor, unsure what to make… more »

Bring on the sexy stews.

October 24th, 2005
You sit in your assigned seat, tray table locked and seat back in its upright position, as the plane taxis to the runway. You have pulled away from the gate only moments before; the trip before take-off is not a long one. The captain or some assemblence… more »

Book of the Month - November, 2005

October 24th, 2005
The Moviegoer by Walker Percy When The Moviegoer was first published in 1961, it won the National Book Award and established Walker Percy as one of the supplest and most deftly modulated new voices in Southern literature. In his portrait of a boyish New… more »

Internal Beer Goggles.

October 18th, 2005
And no, I don't mean like beer x-ray specs or beer probing lenses. The title of the post reflects a situation where a friend turned her beer goggles on herself at the wedding I attended this past weekend (details of the wedding to come later). To keep… more »

The Snooze.

October 17th, 2005
I have always been a morning person. Many people complain about having to be up early in the morning, I do not mind. Being up early, that is. I mind the complaining. Sleep is a skill that seems to have eluded me for so many years and in my attempt to… more »