Volume II, Issue 6
The Internet “gives us instant free communication at the price of universal surveillance.” This parenthetical observation has nothing to do with the central themes of James K. Galbraith’s new book, “The Predator State.” It’s included in a brief description of technologies which moved from military roots to broader societal application. It marks the moment, however,… full story HERE »
The North Dakota State University’s Wellness Center gives away free condoms. Since freshman orientation, I had heard this, but never dared to take one. Up until my junior year I did what every sexually repressed, former Catholic-high-schooler would do. I touched myself when my roommate left the room, and when I needed condoms… full story HERE »
My nephew is five years old and like all children of that age and era, is obsessed with Barney The Purple Dinosaur. One weekend I visit him with a gift: A purple rabbit’s foot I’d gotten with skeeball coupons in Coney Island. “What is it?” he asks as I hold it out to him.
“It’s Barney’s… full story HERE »
Aries: (March 21 – April 19) For God’s sake, don’t touch it! And if you do, don’t touch anything else. If that spreads any further you’ll need to be patched with spackle. Gross. Lucky Number: 911.
Taurus: (April 20 – May 20) You know how they say girls are made of sugar and… full story HERE »
Medical staff in a Brazilian hospital brought the effects of a bite from the Wandering Spider (Phoneutria nigriventer) to the attention of researchers in the United States. If a male mammal is bitten by the spider he will experience an increase in blood pressure, overall body aches and a painful erection lasting several hours.
Hospital… full story HERE »
A couple of years back, at the last Jamtigua concert Tom Graham and Willie Gomez got on stage with their band, The Blue Dawgs. The crowd leapt to their feet for the first time that afternoon and started dancing. I don’t remember their opener, but I do remember Tom, his hair spilling over his shoulders,… full story HERE »
Byrant Hand, 33, professional educator and entrepreneur, came to Guatemala four years ago and founded the Oxford Language Schools which currently train Spanish speakers in 28 languages ranging from Korean and Mandarin to Portuguese and English. The schools are a successful business, catering largely to adults and corporate clients, but Bryant, who had seen… full story HERE »
I recently read an article by Ron Jacobs entitled, A Conspiracy to Kill Iraqis? His analysis of modern warfare and the near inevitability of civilian casualties for some reason dragged my memory back to my first year of law school, and the famous battery case, Garrett vs. Dailey, a standard included in virtually all first-year… full story HERE »
She has green eyes and blonde hair. There are curves that would lead you around the bend and off a cliff, happily. There is a coltish twitch to her walk. In her teens she rode and trained horses. She has won many equestrian medals. Every so often we’d see her in her riding outfit patting… full story HERE »