Monthly Archive: August 2007

bookrev: Crystal Rain by Tobias S. Buckell 4

bookrev: Crystal Rain by Tobias S. Buckell

Entertaining and thought-provoking…all between the same two covers! Reader’s read with many motivations. Sometimes you read for entertainment, for the plot; sometimes to be intellectually stimulated (big words), for the ideas. When I want...

I should be able to run a 5K, shouldn’t I??? 0

I should be able to run a 5K, shouldn’t I???

My industrious wife formed a team to walk in the Komen Race for the Cure in Houston October 6. The team name is “Komen Get It”….catchy, eh? Somehow (as usually happens) I got talked...

bookrev: Here, There & Everywhere by Chris Roberson 3

bookrev: Here, There & Everywhere by Chris Roberson

Enjoyable trips through history, the multi-verse and a woman’s mind After reading several history and general fiction books (mostly due to commitments to read ARCs), I was desperate to get back to the escapism...

Ice Road Truckers – The Final Episode 3

Ice Road Truckers – The Final Episode

I’m not sure what it was about this short (10 episode) series that entertained my family. It could have been any combination of: a locale, the Northwest Territories, that most of us have never...

Wiki-washers and grave-Digg-ers 1

Wiki-washers and grave-Digg-ers

By day, I masquerade as someone who knows a thing or two about digital security and identity. So when my friend and collegue Charles mentioned wikiscanner to me, my split personality showed: one side...

Bu, thanks for the memories 0

Bu, thanks for the memories

Bu, the 39-year old Rhino at the Houston Zoo, died of old age yesterday. My family and I have seen a lot of Bu over the years, through many trips to the Houston Zoo,...

Congrats and best of luck to Wushu Kung-Fu Fed team 0

Congrats and best of luck to Wushu Kung-Fu Fed team

The team from the school where I take Taichi, Wushu Kung-Fu Federation, won the team trophy at the recent combined Houston International Martial Arts Championship and USAWKF National Championships. I’ve seen the trophy, but...

bookrev: The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 by Rick Atkinson 8

bookrev: The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 by Rick Atkinson

Volume Two of the Liberation Trilogy (from the invasion of Sicily in July 1943 to the fall of Rome just before D-Day, June 1944) (review of Advanced Reader Copy) Another triumphant book from the...

Nanotechnology and Harry Potter 0

Nanotechnology and Harry Potter

An excellent letter from Dr. Andrew D. Maynard, Chief Science Advisor, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies to Mr. Arthur Weasley of Harry Potter fame: Nanotechnology is not magic, but it sometimes looks like magic. For...

movrev: The Marine 0

movrev: The Marine

3 stars: The worst action movie with a collection of sci-fi movie extras It looked like a good formula: fight scenes, good sci-fi film extras moving over into a semi-martial movies (WWE?), gorgeous blonde...

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