Thursday, September 30, 2004

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Raised by Wolves?

After watching the Disney video, "The Jungle Book," Ivy asked me if it was 'real.' This has been a common question these days: she's working through reality and fantasy, especially when her favorite movies are "The Sound of Music" (movie based on reality, real person, etc., but obviously elements of fiction thrown in to keep the story interesting) and "The Wizard of Oz" (Mostly fantasy, but essentially a dream sequence with some reality bookending the main story).
I explained that the majority of the movie is not real, though there have been a couple of instances where humans have been raised by animals.
Here's a link I found, backing up the stuff I tell my daughter:
http://www.boingboing.net/2004/09/27/feral_files.html

Monday, September 27, 2004

Nightable reading

This may be more academic then I'd like but it's still on my list of possible books to read this year:
The Colossus of Roads: Myth and Symbol along the American Highway

Friday, September 10, 2004

Night table reading #2

In the spirit of Martin Gardner and James Randi
Nine Crazy Ideas in Science : A Few Might Even Be True

Night table reading this week

Since my computers are packed away, and no benevolent god has dropped and iPod from the sky in front of me, my infrequent listings of songs on my playlist has got to wait for a while.
Instead, I offer up some titles of the books I'm currently reading. I've always been one to read a couple books at the same time, only because I read so little fiction.
Anyway, here's what I'm reading over the weekend:
Managing Ignatius: The Lunacy of Lucky Dogs and Life in the Quarter

Book review

Haven't read this yet, but it looks interesting. One of the advantages of my new job is that I get to see most of the books that the 13 libraries order!
Temples of Sound: Inside the Great Recording Studios

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

CD Burning: an Ethical Flowchart

Note: Any legal statutes pertain to UK law, and may or may not apply in the US of A
The London News Review :: Should I Rip This? v1.0

CD Burning: an Ethical Flowchart

Note: Any legal statutes pertain to UK law, and may or may not apply in the US of A
The London News Review :: Should I Rip This? v1.0

Wednesday, September 01, 2004