We're going away on holiday to Adelaide for the next eleven days. Mother-in-law's birthday party next weekend. It's unlikely that I will be updating my websites till then (apart from the dynamically changing stuff), in which case I'll see you all on November 10.
Much ado in the media today about the discovery of a extinct "hobbit"-like human species which lived in Indonesia about 18000 years ago.
There wouldn't be too many people still around who can remember the Red Sox last World Series win back in 1918. Even that great Bostonian, JFK the First, would have been less than 18 months old when they did it. The question now is whether Boston can make it a double: the Red Sox today, and the junior senator from Massachussetts (JFK the Second) in the presidential election on Tuesday?
A great, and concise, comment on the Red Sox win at guff.szub.net:
Now I know why I am always refused a connection to GeorgeWBush.com. I was sure that there weren't that many computer-literate Republicans out there to deluge his site with hits.
A few articles published over the last few weeks that I think are worthy of attention:
By Naomi Klein: James Baker's Double Life (The Nation, 12.10.04): The conflicts of interest surrounding James Baker, GHW Bush's Secretary of State, now GW Bush's special envoy - and also on the payroll of, and an equity member in, the Carlyle Group.
My whole body smells like a lunch box!
- Chen Chong-yi (Democratic Progressive Party, Taiwan), 26.10.04
What a great moment for democracy it was in Taipei on Tuesday. A debate about whether a multi-billion dollar arms budget should be placed on the parliamentary agenda this Friday turned into an open battle of its own.
Goodness gracious. The Boston Red Sox are one game away from their first World Series in 86 years. My prediction of 4-1 to the Cardinals is being shot to smithereens.
4-1 was in fact the score, in runs, of Boston's win at Busch Stadium in Game Three which has just ended. Now that they've come this far, I hope the Red Sox win game four simply because it's the last game I'll be able to watch before we go on holidays.