Sunday, November 23, 2008
I would just like to point out...
... that it's been over 80 degrees every day this last week in San Diego. And it's almost Thanksgiving. Just throwing that out there.
Andrew, thank you for giving me Lux Touch; now I can finally answer the question, "Gosh, I have five spare minutes in which to do something, what should I do?"
Just finished reading Ender's Shadow, the 'parallel' novel to Ender's Game as told by Ender's top lieutenant. It's almost as good as the original, and I'm honestly looking more forward to the next three sequels than I was to those after Game. From what I've read so far, we will have less moralizing and introspection and more global conflict and political intrigue. Bring it on.
I finally caught up on the first half of season 4 of BSG. Just when it seems like humanity's hopes have been fulfilled, we got the last thirty seconds of Revelations. I won't reveal much more, but . . . I have some theories as to why the things the Galactica discovered were the way they were. Plus, we still have many unanswered questions and vendettas. I eagerly await January, as the end begins . . .
Refs in the Pats-Dolphins game just spent five minutes in a huddle discussing a penalty and then deciding no penalty occurred. Took five of you to figure that out, huh?
Last, but certainly not least, an interesting article from our local newspaper on that changes - for the better - that have taken place in Haditha over the last three years. This is a place which some of our leaders, in the past, wrote off as a 'complete failure'; now, the locals consider departing Marines "brothers". Also interesting is the local perspective on the 'massacre'; remember, the gunfight in which certain upstanding politicians declared our men had murdered civilians "in cold blood?" All but one of the Marines involved has been exonerated; and local Iraqis consider the true massacre to be an incident in which al Qaeda rounded up local policemen and officials and beheaded them in order to intimidate the rest of the city. Now, our Marines are departing with honor, leaving security and prosperity in their wake. Funny, but this 'failure' looks a lot like peace, and victory.