A&E’s *The Andromeda Strain* (Emphasis on “Strain”)

In general, I’m trying to keep a positive tone to this blog, promoting things I’m enjoying—and there are a lot of them. Occasionally, however, I feel the need to discuss something that has offended my sensibilities (whether to warn you away from them, or perhaps simply as personal therapy), which more »

English Poets of the Eighteenth Century

An Aside: In Teaching the Universe of Discourse, James Moffett describes human discourse as a party at which you show up late, find ongoing conversations all around you, listen until you feel you have something to add, get caught up in a discussion, and eventually have to leave although the more »

Cheap Local Gas

Here’s a link to an MSN page where you can type in your ZIP code and find a list of gas prices around your town. I was surprised to find a 20 cent per gallon difference near my own home. That’s at least a couple of bucks on a fill more »

Making a Splash

Most people using the Web for social networking can pick one or two hangouts—MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, LiveJournal, some Harry Potter fanfic site, or whatever—and devote their energies there, communing with like minds. And that’s cool. People who publish, however, have to splash as wide an audience as possible—which means having more »