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Government

Cutting the Ribbon

I know a fair grouping of people who are against a unilateral invasion of Iraq by the US, but not all marched this weekend. Loren Webster talks about his service in Vietnam and returning home to jeers and cries of “Baby Killer!” from anti-war protestors; the lasting impact of those times that still makes him uncomfortable about participating […]

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Technology

Google and Blogger = What?

Combine metablogging and Google and you have a link bomb; such is the case, this weekend, with Google buying Pyra (and Blogger and Blog*Spot). Putting Blog*Spot on faster, more reliable servers can’t help but be good, and I imagine the Pyra crew is happy about steady paychecks. But darned if I can figure out what Google hopes […]

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Just Shelley

Eye into the Universe

Named after the American astronomer Edwin Hubble, the Hubble telescope was conceived as a way to put a telescope into space outside of the vision-impairing atmosphere that surrounds our planet. By doing this, we can see more and learn more about the universe that surrounds us. Hubble was not the first astronomical effort in space: that […]

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History

Against Images of the War to Be

Today and tomorrow, people from throughout the world are gathering in protest of a single action: war in Iraq. Why is that we never seem to unite as a people, crossing boundaries of religion and country, except when we unite around the issue of war? The warbloggers, both those for and against, staged a debate this week […]

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Just Shelley

Passing Notes

Two of my favorite people are having a hard time getting each other’s emails, so I offered to act as a go-between until the email problem was resolved. As I wrote them this morning, this reminded me of an incident that occurred when I was in the 9th grade. I sat between one of the […]