Nuadha's Tale

Ignorance can be tolerated, where reason is left free to combat it. -Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Michigan Wolverine Spotted!
For the first time in 200 years, a wolverine was spotted in the wolverine state.

Monday, February 23, 2004

Language Reborn
Scholars hope that film will bring new interest in a dying language.

Friday, February 20, 2004

This Day in History
1725: Ten sleeping Indians scalped by Capt. Lovewell and troops at Wakefield (in what will be New Hampshire) for scalp bounty. First recorded instance of scalping.

1942: Norweigan teachers begin successful nonviolent strike against Nazification of schools.

1956: U.S. rejects Soviet proposal to ban nuclear weapons tests and deployment.

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Nuadha Update
Been quiet. Haven't had a whole lot of interesting stuff to say.

Politically, I haven't been too motivated lately. I suspect that when it comes to "saving the world," I'm manic-depressive. I go through my manic phases where I want to help out every where I can and go to all the protests and such. Then I go through my depressive phases where I'd rather spend my time working on other crap, because "what's the point?" It doesn't help that the group I've involved with has been spending so much time on our mailing lists arguing rather than getting stuff done. The local group has more than doubled its active membership in the last year, so it may be that we've just been growing too fast.

Socially, these days have been fairly busy. I don't think Carla and I have had a weekend in a long time where we haven't had plans to get together with friends. It's very cool.

Work has been cool, although it seems busier these days. It just may be that I knwo more these days about the job, so I see more to do.

We've got someone coming to look at our house this weekend, which means we've got to get cleaning. Luckilly, I had just arranged to get tomorrow off to clean the house and make dinner, since it's Carla's birthday and I wanted to do something special for her. Now, sadly, it won't be a gift for her as much as something we need, but I have the time. Tomorrow morning wil be a whirlwind cleaning spree. I just hope they buy it. They want a house to put on some land they have, so they are planning on moving it. Our house isn't priced that much lower than a new house from our manufacturer and the few pluses I think our house has that would make someone more willing to buy it don't count here: the wood deck, shed, and location.

Sunday, February 15, 2004

Marriage is love.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Howard's End
As you all know, I never had plans tovote for Dean. Still, I wanted to see him win over Kerry, Clark or any of the other bozos the media kept saying were "the serious candidates." At least Dean spoke like a progressive, whether he meant it or not. has this excelent article on what happened to Dean

Sunday, February 08, 2004

Spam Poetry
This is a brilliant way to recycle unwanted spam.

Saturday, February 07, 2004

It's getting worse
It's McCarthy all over again.

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Kidney Stones
I was in a bit of pain Sunday night and ended up not getting a lot of sleep. Between the pain and the lack of sleep, I ended up staying home yesterday. Luckilly, I already had an appointment made for today with a U of M Hospital Urologist. No information yet, but I'll be returning later this month for a "cat scan" and more tests. The stones didn't show up in a regular x-ray this morning, so that could mean they are either so small they don't show up or its a type of stone that wouldn't show up, like the Uric Acid stones. This scared me because I've seen pictures of what the different stones look like and Uric Acid stones look the most painful, like a long crystalline needle.

The Day the Music Died
On this date in 1959, Buddy Holly, 22; The Big Bopper (aka J.P. Richardson, 29); and Richie Valens, 17, were killed in plane crash near Mason City, Iowa.

Sunday, February 01, 2004

States Visited

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