Seven Degrees from Normal

Two people, eighteen years of marriage, seven college degrees.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Remember all that time I hardly blogged at all, because I was working, and kids were sick, and blah blah blah blah blah?

I did do some textile work of various kinds. And took pictures of about 20% of my output, of which this is one.

Looks impressed, doesn't she?

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Google humor

Thanks to my post on the President's facial surgery, the Google ads above are currently touting mole removal. Hooray for free enterprise! And remember the seven warning signs.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Aim higher

Everyone should read this post on Barry's blog.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Great moments in medicine AND journalism

President Has 2 Moles Removed From His Face
Associated Press
Saturday, February 17, 2007

President Bush had two moles removed from his left temple yesterday. His doctors say they expect tests on the skin growths to show that they are noncancerous.

The five-minute procedure, called a shave biopsy, was performed in the White House office of Bush's official physician, Richard J. Tubb.

How badly do you have to piss off your editor to get assigned to the President's Facial Moles desk?

Friday, February 16, 2007

Supporting the troops

Pentagon Red Tape Keeps Medical Records From Doctors of the Wounded
By Al Kamen
Friday, February 16, 2007

Department of Veterans Affairs doctors are furious over a recent decision by the Pentagon to block their access to medical information needed to treat severely injured troops arriving at VA hospitals from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Scooter who?

The most interesting things in D.C. are happening in California:

"Pursuant to Cunningham's request," the indictment states, "Wilkes arranged for the Congressman to get a different prostitute for the second evening."

Monday, February 12, 2007

Foreign policy as slasher flick

Like the dumb kids who decide they really are tough enough to spend the night in that abandoned chainsaw factory/insane asylum/slaughterhouse, the Bush adminsitration is now planning to send a third aircraft carrier to the Gulf (reputed to be The Sign to Watch For) and giving bogus defense briefings linking Iran to IEDs in Iraq without any substantive evidence.

Naturally, the media see nothing to be alarmed about. Everyone knows that chainsaw factory isn't REALLY haunted.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Bad idea

Petraeus Deploys His PhD Corps
New U.S. commander in Iraq assembles band of warrior-intellectuals to reverse downward trend.

The phrase "warrior-intellectual" can never result in good things.