I was hospitalized for a few days with colon issues. Nothing major and nothing I care to discuss. But boy did I miss a lot. It kind of seems pointless to talk about most of it. Just some small reflections. I’m not much of a basketball fan, but this Kobe Bryant death even shook me. He seemed like one of … Read More
Going to Norway.
Well, so much for those Greek folks vote. And so much for challenging the austerity measures After a marathon of negotiations last night, Greece agreed to asked-for reforms and a pledge to strap itself in a fiscal straitjacket to save its banks and stay in the euro. Germany was the hard-liner that did not budge an each. The deal worked … Read More
(1) Light blogging lately, if you haven’t noticed. Death in the family. (2) Loyal reader SH informs me that comments are not “taking” when “Post Comments” is clicked. He’s right. Whaddup? Dunno. Looking into it….. UPDATE: Okay…. trying something new. Seems to work okay. (3) And I’ve missed a lot…. Nimoy’s death, Netanyahou, Hillary’s emails….
The term “weblog” was coined in December 1997. The short form, “blog,” was coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog Peterme.com in April or May 1999. Back then, blogs were a very small and largely unknown part of the Internet. Political blogs starting appearing in 2001, and … Read More
As American media goes into all-out concern troll mode because President Obama didn’t join other world leaders at the demonstration in Paris, it should be pointed out that those world leaders weren’t actually at the demonstration either. They were in a separate isolated area, under heavy security. This was a staged photo op, made to look like they joined the … Read More
It’s been a month since I last wrote anything for the web. I am shutting down my previous blog, The Seventh Sense, and trying something new, here, reformatted and up-to-date with the latest blogging technology. The Ashford Zone picks up where The Seventh Sense left off, albeit a month later (and, If I can figure it out, with all of The Seventh Sense … Read More
Typepad and therefore this blog has been under attack for the past several days…. for ransom: UPDATE: SAY Media has responded that they, too, received a “ransom” note which didn’t specify an amount. The company ignored the note and focused instead on mitigating the attack. They are also cooperating with the FBI on this investigation. “We’ve made excellent progress this morning, … Read More
It's an off-year, so most people aren't focussed on it, although they really should be. Local elections effect your life just as much as national ones. And they act as a bellweather for national trends. Here are some important local races with national implications: Governors New Jersey – There is little doubt that Republican governor Chris Christie is going to win … Read More
There's this… which is totally true. The headlines this week, buried in the back of your favorite newsite, said: Income Disparity Between Richest 1% And Rest Of US Biggest Since ’20s WASHINGTON (AP) — The gulf between the richest 1 percent and the rest of America is the widest it’s been since the Roaring ’20s. The very wealthiest Americans earned … Read More