August 14, 2007
The trip is going great, though I'm having some issues with uploading pictures.
I head for Kyoto/ Nara tomorrow.
I spent most of last night (Tokyo night/ Virginia day) trying, apparantly in vain, to clear up an issue with my tuition assistance and find out about my grandmothers condition as she was rushed to the doctor. (she's OK)
So I was on the internet a bit last night and as I make my train reservations I feel I should post something here.
A few completely unrelated things caught my eye that I have no time to comment meaningfully on here.
There is a facinating and scary post on creepy obsessive Munchausens and other vermin over at Colleen Doran's blog.
Hitchens has an interesting and typically merciless piece on the "real war". I've a few minor quibbles regards the difference between Alquaeda and their franchisees but thats a post for later.
Over at Volokh Conspiracy Ilya Somin looks at the iconography and reality of Che' and the teflon that seems to coat his sucsessors.
Dr. Helen looks at self defense and the limits of nonviolence and links to a news story of women that just wouldn' be robbed.....and in a related story...you go girls. (Both via Instapundit)
Via Jerry Pournelle. Freeman Dyson shares thoughts on global warming and the importance of heritics. Pournelle himself has a great letters page today.
Finally, these two stories are causing me a bit of unease...
Back in a day or two...
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