Wednesday, March 7, 2007



The web address in my browser says, ""

Does that mean we are in the infamous Web 2.0?

I suppose so. Right now, I'm listening to Fox News Radio online. It's pretty engaging, informative, and entertaining. Well, that's a winning combination.

At this point, I am out of things to blog. Enjoy 2.0.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007


I would like to take this opportunity to recommend that everyone who gets sick and stays home during the day listen online--when you're feeling better, of course-- to BBC radio. It is a refreshing, if not depressing, look at how people in other parts of the world look at the world, and the USA. Intellectually engaging, rather than sensually driven, it is a nice change from the usual hyperactive, attention-deficit-making cadence normally delivered by our mainstream media. It is particularly interesting to listen to how they cover stories from America.

What I like about it is, they take the time to discuss the issues and stories of interest, with plenty of input from the people involved and analysis by experts. You will feel, as I did, that the story has been adequately covered. A plus, which I also noticed with pleasure, is the noticeable--hence, I noticed-- LACK OF COMMERCIALS!!! Now I am betraying my apparent hypocrisy of supporting capitalism and disdaining commercials. My remedy for this would be to buy a satellite radio, right?

I encourage you all to check out the BBC World Service online.

Thursday, March 1, 2007


I still have the itch to post a blog entry. So here goes.

Er, what was I saying? Oh, yes. Haiku is Japanese poetry in which there are three lines totaling seventeen syllables. It may look something like this:

A haiku is a
poem with five, then seven,
then five syllables.

There. Now you try it!


A blog
is a good place to go
and vent, even though
it is "uncouth" to do so
in mixed company.

A blog
is your space,
not MySpace!
It's all yours
to post and read
your inmost (not anymore)

It's your call
whether to end it here
or here.

What drives the psyche to pursue
endless verse,
only to end it in utter
...writer's block?

Perhaps this is a good point to end my poetic diatribe.
Is that what that was?
Come on, this is a blog, not Open Mike Poetry Night!!!
Sure it is. Next time, I'll try haiku.
Is that like sudoku, only with words?