Monthly Archives: February 2004

A Welcome Outbreak of Sanity

Georgia school chief drops planned ‘evolution’ ban Georgia’s school superintendent Thursday dropped plans to remove the word “evolution” from the state’s high school science curriculum. “I will recommend to the teacher teams that the word ‘evolution’ be put back in the curriculum,” Kathy Cox said in a statement. Now, if we can get Georgia to […]

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One Vote Majority

President’s Statement on Massachusetts’ Court Ruling Statement by the President February 4, 2004 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT Today’s ruling of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court is deeply troubling. Marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman. If activist judges insist on re-defining marriage by court order, the only alternative will be the […]

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News Bits

Lots of stuff to do, not lots of time to do it, so in lieu of my usual extended rantyness, some quick takes on a fairly busy news day. 1. The Primaries: Unless Howard Dean truly rocks the house in the primaries this Saturday, he’s dead meat on a stick (I believe he’s dead meat […]

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CafePress Book

Behold — Agent to the Stars in bound form! And no, you can’t have one. There are exactly two of these babies, one for me, and one for my wife, who has always wanted this particular story in convenient book form but was thwarted by the fact that no publisher would buy it and produce […]

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What the Hell?

Google is down. Or was down, at least, the last time I checked. Or at the very very least, I can’t access it and I can access everything else just fine. I can’t tell you how much this unnerves me. Having Google down seems like am ominous sign. I actually had to do a search […]

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My So-Called Writing Life

Over at Making Light, Teresa Nielsen Hayden discourses on literary rejection and why writers take rejection badly (reason: The editors are rejecting our babies! Waaaaaah!). In the comment thread, Charlie Stross makes a cogent observation, excerpted here: It’s an issue of self-identity. People who write think of themselves as being writers; thus, to have their […]

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