Monday, November 1, 2021

The Brooks Review has lots of recommendations on flashlights. And we needed flashlights last night for trick or treating through the neighborhood.

Friday, October 29, 2021

The Ship That Became a Bomb. (Fascinating article about Yemen and a potential environmental catastrophe.)

Monday, October 18, 2021

Joseph Sisco obituary in The Guardian: "probably the only US state department official who managed to shout down his truculent boss, Henry Kissinger."

Joseph Sisco - his career in the State Department spanned five presidential administrations and he served as president of American University.

Jaleo Crystal City closing its doors - I was hoping to eat here next weekend when I visit Washington, but it looks like I won't be able to. I have good memories of good meals here on past trips.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Adele Returns With Power and Restraint, and 11 More New Songs.

How to responsibly dispose of your old CDs, DVDs and hard drives.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

I'm looking at one of my secondary blogs that I've run with Dave's software 1999, and I se my post on May 15, 2017 references his work on what has led to Drummer, the new tool for outlining and blogging.

Roselle Syrup | Edible Houston - stepped into the garden for the first time in weeks, and the roselle bushes were popping with calyces.

I'm glad to see that the Wayback Machine has captured the various states of, my off-and-on-again attempt to run a blog about Peace Corps Volunteers who had served in Vanuatu.

Getting Started Blogging with Drummer | Excursions.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Dopesick (TV Mini Series 2021– ) - should make you irate.

The medium makes the medicine: a novel history. By Henry Copeland.

I told my colleagues this story about having coffee with Francis Collins (who is soon to step down as director of the National Institutes of Health).

Oh, Siren song: Blackwing Bulk Pencils (Set of 200) |

Monday, October 11, 2021

20 Questions for Overcoming Procrastination - Andrew Shell's Weblog.

Manton Reece: We’ve rolled out a long-awaited upgrade to’s web text editor.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Dave Winer has opened up Drummer, his new outliner for scripting and blogging. See his announcement here.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Readable public outlines. How to use LittleOutliner to show an outline. Looking for how to do this with Drummer.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Listening to my manager/colleague Jenny dj'ing her Friday night show on WCOM 103.5 FM. (The livestream is hosted on ibiblio, a site founded by my grad school mentor Paul Jones.)

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Francis Collins to step down as director of the National Institutes of Health | National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Saturday, October 2, 2021

When I need a link for a test of Radio3, I go to the Last Page of the Internet

After a very long day cleaning the house so we can move back home, I am enjoying a King's Hawaiian roll.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Is Going to the Office a Broken Way of Working?

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

I've been enjoying this complex mural The Art of the Warli, which I see when I go into the office in downtown Durham.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Pauli Murray Should Be a Household Name. A New Film Shows Why. (I've been going into the DCRI office to work, and I walk past a mural of Pauli Murray in downtown Durham.)