Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Facts About the "Surge" In US Troops

The Bird of Paradise Blog put up another good entry lately. I have not had the chance to read his references, but I have found him in the past to be generally trustworthy. The post is speaking about the "Surge" In US Troops for Iraq that President Bush called for recently. It is my opinion that things may not be great in Iraq, but perhaps they are not as hopeless as some believe.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

A User's Guide to the Declaration of Independence

As with any site dealing with politics or history, this site has a bias, but the information is there for your study and much of the content is factual in nature (the Declaration of Independence and multiple references and quotes from other sources). The parent site is the Claremont Institute, which I believe I have blogged before, but memory is failing me for sure. None the less, if you have never actually read or studied the DoI, I encourage you to take a look at founding.com's website - A User's Guide to the Declaration of Independence. I don't like the set-up really, but the information is what I think is important.

Teratogenesis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Well, the "redesign" post previous to this one is now out of date. Darn it. Anywho, the word for the day (this is in no way a guarantee, implied or otherwise, of any future words of the day, week, month, etc.) is teratogenesis. I can't remember where I ran across this word in browsing the web today, seeing as how my blissful browsing was interrupted by the reality of needing to unpack the last 20 or so boxes of Move Around the World 2004-2007. Although, I don't mind seeing various parts of God's creation (could do with a bit less desert all in all, but it all has its uses), I am really not fond of the constant need to unpack and place worldy belongings in a semi-organized fashion around the house. I like the end result... now that I think about it, it is similar to children, I like having them and all, for the most part, but if it were reliant upon me to plan their birth and all that, I probably still would not have gotten around to it yet...

Wow, how is that for a rambling, off topic post?

Color and Template Change

So this is the price you pay for trying to update and stay "modern". I thought. "Sure, I will go ahead and update my template. Why not? After all, how many changes could I have made to that thing anyway?" Well, evidently enough to make me not like the way it looked after I went back to the template minus the changes I had made. Anyway, I am not sure if I will keep this color scheme and layout or not, but this is what it looks like for now. Of course the funny thing is, I can change the layout and color scheme as much as I want and this post will be valid... at least until I blog something else in front of it. :)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Lightning balls created in the lab

My mother talked about seeing ball lightening as a child. While I didn't doubt her, I also didn't understand how that was possible. Later in life I found out that it was a documented if poorly understood phenomenon. Now a group of scientists in Brazil have managed to recreate this bizzare natural, event. The article seen here describes what they have accomplished. Neat stuff.