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Jhayne listed the 16 Random Things meme, "Once you've been tagged, you have to write a note with sixteen random things, shortcomings, facts, habits or goals about you. At the end choose sixteen people to be tagged, listing their names and why you chose them....

Flip on the news, learn that Israel has rolled into Gaza, having shut down the power, and send in their helicopters, their soldiers, their funded military might. I tend to be more sympathetic towards the Palestinians, but only because I fall on the side of underdogs...

It's a new year. I'd like to say I've been doing fascinating things, but the truth is I've painted my office, read a bit, wrote a bit, played video games. 2008 wasn't exactly the best year I've had. In many ways, it felt like a year to...

Eartha Kitt has died: Eartha Kitt, the versatile US singer and actress whose sultry voice and sensuality made her an international star with a career spanning six decades, died Thursday at age 81, her friend and publicist said. Kitt, who won two Emmy television awards and was...

Merry Christmas, everyone-- Pope Benedict XVI has said that saving humanity from homosexual or transsexual behaviour is just as important as saving the rainforest from destruction. He explained that defending God's creation is not limited to saving the environment, but also protecting man from self-destruction. The pope was...

So. My neighbour just raked my lawn. I have this big tree out the front, and come summer, it sheds bark. Leave it for a day and there's bark on the lawn. After about a week you mow the lawn and the bark. Maybe it's not the...

Octavia Butler's first novel, Wild Seed, is a mixed creation. Viewed as the start of her body of work, it makes an interesting novel to read, because you can see the threads that would dominate her body of work. Questions about slavery, about gender, and the...

Here's an interesting piece on the US military using music for torture: The last time that the US administration’s use of music as torture hit the headlines was in June, when Stafford Smith raised the issue in the Guardian, and when, in an accompanying article, the...