2:30 PM Jun 24, 2007

by Rob Ritchie

Glenn Reynolds writes something I really believe:

Frankly, I think the best argument for electing a Democrat as President is that as long as a Republican is in office the media powers-that-be will refuse to condemn even the worst atrocities on the part of Islamists, for fear of helping the real enemy in the White House....

Sadly, I think this is true. And if the Democrats would just nominate a candidate that held the right positions vis. the war, I'd consider voting for them.


2:26 PM Jun 24, 2007by Rob Ritchie

Met with my doc last week to go over the CT Scans of my sinuses. I've got a few "anatomical abnormalities" in there that he can clear up, no real surprise there.

I was surprised, however, to learn that I'd broken my nose at some point in my life. That pronounced S-curve in my septum is apparentely the "crumple zone" of a long forgotten impact between myself and something hard. There are bone spurs that indicate that it happened quite a long time ago, but I have not particular memory of it.

Any of my family reading this remember me with tape over my nose as a kid? Of course, I have few memories of visiting a doctor in my youth, so it might have simply been one of those "he'll get over it" kind of things....

Anyway, doc says I'm a good candidate for the surgury and I'm considering it. It'd be nice to be able to breathe easily, something I've never really been able to do.

7:23 PM Jun 15, 2007

by Rob Ritchie

As many of you know, my wife and I help out our church by helping couples with some marriage preparation.

I would recommend this article to any of them (especially the grooms-to-be): Run Away, Groom!

Weddings were once the place for loved ones to witness the union of the bride and groom. All guests—be they halt, lame, blind, or colorblind—were welcome. But now some brides see themselves as auteurs and their guests merely extras on the production set. How else to explain the letter I received from a groom-to-be who signed himself "Under Moral Siege." His dear female friend, who wears thick glasses, had been selected as a bridesmaid. But the bride insisted this bridesmaid leave her glasses at home because "glasses are an inappropriate accessory for women's formalwear, and the bridal magazines have convinced her that there can be no exceptions to the no-glasses rule." It makes me hope that as the groom tries to explain this to his friend, he'll find himself looking deep into her Coke-bottle lenses, suddenly declare, "Why, Miss Keeler, you're beautiful!" and run away with her.

Very funny...read the rest!

1:04 PM Jun 10, 2007

by Rob Ritchie

Just a short update.

Now that Lileks is actually, by-gosh, blogging, I've added a link to his site over on the blogroll.

It's buzz.mn, the blog for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Wow, an actual paying blogging gig....

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

5:17 PM Jun 2, 2007

by Rob Ritchie

Here's another image from my C-T scan last week.

This is from an axial plane, and shows my septum (I think). I drew an arrow on the picture to indicate the place I think is messed up. Doesn't look right to me; I was expecting more bilateral symmetry.

This is one from the coronal plane; looks like a river delta in there.

10:48 AM Jun 2, 2007

by Rob Ritchie

All the bees are dying! EVERYBODY PANIC!

Or, maybe not.