Paul’s Book & DVD Reviews: Three Stinkers

Two books and one movie I hated. Your mileage, as they say, may vary.

Trojan Odyssey by Clive Cussler. Four sentences, pulled at random from different chapters, should tell you all you need to know:

Now as their objective stood before them it became obvious that unlike the others towns and cities they had sacked, […]


Browser Bugs

Internet Explorer wouldn’t let me use copy/paste to edit the widgets in my sidebar, so I switched to Firefox. What with all the security vulnerabilities hackers keep discovering in IE, I was even happier about switching. Then, yesterday, I reorganized bookmarks and added new ones. When I started Firefox this morning, the changes had […]


Paul’s Book Reviews: Selections from 2008

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex. I enjoyed Mary Roach’s writing in Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, so I bought Bonk on CD to listen to on long drives. Turns out there’s quite a bit about sex I didn’t know (imagine that). Honestly, you’ll want to experience this work in […]


Christmas 2008

A few photos:


Donna and I started to hang ornaments on the tree two days ago, meaning to finish up on Christmas Eve. With all the cooking and other things we had to do to get ready for company last night, we never got around to it. But it’s still a lovely tree […]


Christmas Eve Humiliated Pet Blogging

I'd hide my face, too

Oh noes!


Getting Ready for Christmas

Sorry for my spotty posting of late. A head cold has rendered me spacey . . . I sit down to blog and wind up playing flash games. For hours.

Donna gets spacey, too, especially when she goes shopping. My Christmas shopping is done and I have zero desire to mingle with crowds again, but […]


Paul’s DVD Reviews: My Inner Ebert

There’s a new blog post category this morning: reviews. Never fear — they’re short. I’ll start with a few recently-watched movies:

An American Crime (2007). Beautifully acted, and who doesn’t love Ellen Page? But now I better understand those who condemn movies about the underbelly of life. Yes, it’s a true story; no, this is […]


A Misleading Headline

“Death Map”: Where Americans Are Most Likely to Die

You see a headline like that, you just can’t not read the article, right? I mean, if we’re less likely to die in Dubuque than in Tucson, hey, let’s all move there. Today!

But you know there’s gotta be a gimmick. Too good to be true, […]