NPR has been running a story about torture and the debate over torture. I can’t believe there is even a debate about torture in this country. The thing that depresses me most is that five years ago, I could look a foreigner in the eye and say that while this country has done some bad […]
Today my supervisor commented that I need new socks. I am wearing uniform socks, but they are not the right uniform socks. I wear the brown uniform boot socks, because at my other jobs I’d wear uniform boots to work. Here I wear uniform dress shoes. The uniform supplier does not offer uniform socks for […]
Gulf Islands forwarded a nice letter to me from a man who had read my article about the barrier islands after Hurricane Katrina. He worked there a long time ago and remembers it fondly. I’m pleased that he actually took the time to write to me.
After a short visit to our visitor center and seeing a film about Herbert Hoover’s childhood, a chubby nine year old who also seemed a bit slow said, for no apparent reason, “I like pie.” His father retorted sardonically, “Yes, you do.”
I was watching the History Channel when Robocop Peter Weller appeared to comment on one of the Roman emperors.
My parents are in town for the weekend. I only have Sunday off, though. We’re going to Amana tomorrow; Amana is an Amish area and the biggest tourist attaction in Iowa. It’s very close to Iowa City. This evening I broiled bratwurst for the first time and set off the smoke alarm (I rarely broil […]
I rid myself of one the last vestiges of Mississippihood today when I got my Iowa driver license.
Well, I’ve been busy as a bee making this apartment habitable. I could barely see the floor last week, but I’ve spent just about all of my free time unpacking and putting away my stuff. I still don’t have high-speed internet (I’m using dial-up until I get a new modem). I also need to clear […]
My stuff is coming tomorrow. No more sleeping on the floor! No more eating out! No more 45-minute computer sessions at the library!
I think this was the Missour-ah part of Missouri.
I like living near downtown! I didn’t use my car at all yesterday. Today I need to buy a lamp. The apartment doesn’t have light fixtures except in the kitchen and bathroom. My former apartment had light fixtures all over the place.
I moved into a small one-bedroom apartment this week. My stuff will not be delivered until the 12th at the earliest. I was unsure about renting a place so small–I may have to unload a couple of pieces of furniture–but I can walk downtown. There’s a food coop nearby, and the commute to work is […]