It’s true, I haven’t updated this blog in a while. I’ve accumulated quite a few things to share, but the existing platform is not exactly conducive to rapid-fire updates. Thus, a new platform (most likely Movable Type) and a new server are in the works, as well as a new design (sneak peek) and one or two companion blogs. The technology will allow for easier (and thus more frequent, owing to my slack-ness) posting, automatic archives, and indexing by subject, all features you’ve come to expect from blogs.
Harper’s presents “a history of the Iraq war, told entirely in lies” from senior administration officials.
“The perfect example of the soulless abstractions described by James Howard Kunstler in his book “The Geography of Nowhere,” Raleigh-Durham had no focal point, no civic epicenter, no cultural fulcrum. And it certainly didn’t have any Vermeers.” Joe Queenan
North Avenue has been closed while a crew repaints the el structure. I wish I could tape the noise, or rather lack thereof, because it’s heavenly.
“It wasn’t the second helping on all-you-can-eat but the third” which brought the president of Red Lobster down.
Yesterday’s car-free day in Montreal created a street of smiles.
Now online: Break the Gridlock conference registration for only $10!
Instant geology, Carolina style: a new, rather permanent inlet splits Hatteras Island into two.
The pending McCain-Liberman “cap and trade” carbon dioxide bill, due for a vote this fall, would not only be a major first step towards cutting carbon emissions with market-based regulation, but it could also energize Chicago’s financial industry by opening a huge new market for the Chicago Climate Exchange.
According to this week’s Crain’s, the recently retired WBBM-AM call letters stood for “World’s Best Ballroom Music.” Still-alive WMAQ-AM came from the Daily News’ deeply investigative tagline: “We Must Ask Questions.”