Monthly Archives: July 2014

My Own Wost Enemy II

Wrote about My Own Worst Enemy. Television series starring Christian Slater that lasted for nine shows, in the fall of 2008. Not given even a full season to develop. The cancellation announced after the airing of the fourth episode. An … Continue reading

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Look Into My Future II

Wrote about Iraqi schoolgirls starting the new school term in September of 2002, with the invasion a few months away. A school year that would not be completed. And now this: Public to private: To this: When you wreck it, … Continue reading

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KISS: Sure Know Something

I’ve been a gambler But I’m nobody’s fool Didn’t even know that KISS had a video for this one, “Sure Know Something“, from their Dynasty album (1979). Co-written by Paul Stanley and Vini Poncia, who produced the album: Where the … Continue reading

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Look Into My Future

Found this picture accompanying an article by Scott Taylor, “U.S. inspector slams Iraq attack”, Ottawa Citizen, September 9, 2002: A6. Front page story on that day: Toby Harnden, Hilary Mackenzie and Andrew Sparrow, “Bush, Blair willing to go it alone: … Continue reading

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My Own Worst Enemy

My Own Worst Enemy. Television series starring Christian Slater that lasted only nine episodes, in the fall of 2008. Regrettably. Wikipedia summary: The series followed the life of American secret agent Edward Albright and his cover, Henry Spivey, who had … Continue reading

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Common Law Religion

Came across this Muslim Link article about the relationship between the common law and the Qur’an. Written by someone who is not a law student. Religious scholars could make for very good lawyers: Islamic roots of the common law Ismail … Continue reading

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Helicopter

Neil Remington Abramson drew to my attention a New York Times opinion piece by Ross Douthat, “Forcing every mom and dad to be a helicopter parent”. Some of the concerns expressed by Ross Douthat: But the pattern — a “criminalization … Continue reading

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