“Governments cannot behave in a trigger-happy manner. Governments have to think and then decide.” Hamid Karzai
8 May 2003
“Many heterosexuals simply don’t believe that gay people are like them, that our sexual orientation is as deep, as natural, as involuntary and as profound as their own.” Andrew Sullivan
27 May 2003
Spotted last week in front of my apartment: a woman (Trixie-ish) walking her dog by SUV. She double parked, carried the dog to the sidewalk and gave it a go, then slowly drove alongside the curb behind the dog.
Finally, I’ve found a ministry I can believe in.
10 May 2003
Who in the military-industrial complex has seen my Book of Virtues?
5 May 2003
Those evil but influential right-winger Straussians from the U of C apparently do breed, if this family tree is to be believed.
3 May 2003
Time for more big dreams: e-commerce logistics systems are still gelling. Maybe there’s still time to make it work for the environment.
2 May 2003
Now anyone can be Superman and fly through New York’s urban canyons. Well, virtually, at least.
1 May 2003
Re-ordered the stuff to the left to better reflect what I’m doing. A day of firsts: first croissant from Half & Half (Kaleidescope’s replacement), first cuppa coffee at Intelligentsia, first visit to the new gym, first wacky street theater in a while.
27 April 2003
So I’m sitting by my window, reading quietly, when someone on a motorcycle outside decides to rev up a loud (unmuffled) engine. The vibrations from that set off a car alarm. And now I’m pissed. Damn rude noise polluters!
25 April 2003
The renovation of the North Avenue Baths really is quite nice, but not all historic buildings have a ready market of $2,000-a-month rentals and James Beard Foundation-honored restaurants, or zoning that wouldn’t allow more floor area (and thus makes a teardown silly).
24 April 2003
More ZTEC press in the Reader: [photo of me!] [article text coming soon]