Archive for June, 2006

Kunonga Watch 7

Monday, June 26th, 2006

THE ARCHBISHOP of Canterbury has called upon Zimbabwe’s Bishop Nolbert Kunonga to step down, pressing the Central African church to adjudicate misconduct charges brought against the controversial Bishop of Harare. A statement released on behalf of the Archbishop by Lambeth Palace notes that: “In the context of a prolonged and ...

Kunonga Watch 6

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s Day of Prayer President Robert Mugabe is set to score a propaganda coup with his national day of prayer on June 25 that is to feature pro-Mugabe clerics as well as some who previously opposed the head of state and his ruling ZANU PF party...The aging Zimbabwean leader's main ...

Remembering Joanie Hahn

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

Sad news: Hahn, Joan T. Age 52, June 20, 2006. Beloved wife of Edward J. Hahn. Loving mother of Erica (Peter Treiber) Fitzgerald, Jeffrey (Jami) Fitzgerald, Steven Fitzgerald and step-children, Brendan (Catherine) Hahn and Alicia (Michael) Farris. Proud grandmother of Camden, Jordan, Shane, Ethan, Benjamin, Jacob and Justin. Dear sister ...

Craigslist comes to Kalamazoo

Monday, June 19th, 2006

Craigslist comes to Kalamazoo, Michigan, and lots more cities. 4 postings so far!

Duels and breaks with lardy eggs on Saturday

Sunday, June 18th, 2006

In the first chapter of Don Quixote, Cervantes introduces us to the modest straights of "the Ingenious Gentleman, Don Quixote of La Mancha" by describing his diet: Una olla de algo más vaca que carnero, salpicón las más noches, duelos y quebrantos los sábados, lantejas los viernes, algún palomino de añadidura ...

My repeatedly brave

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

Mark Liberman (to whom I emailed about Zonker's use of 'my brave'), wrote about 'My adjective' on Language Log. As usual, he has interesting things to say. He points out thatOne small issue is that second-person forms like "your idiotic" are homophonous with the corresponding clausal forms "you're idiotic" ...

Gifts I’m unlikely to get for Father’s day

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

(All from Father's Day ads in this morning's San Francisco Chronicle): Breitling Chronomat Evolution watch (Tourneau, $5,235) Spring sportswear for misses (Macy's, 30% off) 5 gallons of paint (Lowe's, $10 off) 4 piece carpet set (Sears, $9.99) Toddler's sundress (Kohl's, 50% off) Howard Stern show subscription (Sirius, $12.95 per month)

My brave

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

Zonker Harris says, "My brave" in analogy to "My bad." Will "my+evaluative adjective" catch on? Mark Liberman wrote about the possibility previously. I mentioned this to a (way more cool than me) friend, and he said he was like totally going to use it.

O Happy Day

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

Our daughter Janine was baptized this morning by the Kalamazoo River at Historic Bridge Park near Battle Creek, Michigan, presided over by Pastor Tom Schwartz and Elder Eldon Christophel. This is a (rare!) family picture of us all together: Will, Bess and Mark Fitzgerald, Janine Fitzgerald in front. She was ...

New camera; home for the weekend

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Bess bought me a new, light camera for Father's Day; we hope to use it for daughter Jane's baptism on Sunday. This is one of the first pictures I've taken with it. It's nice to be in Michigan, if only for the weekend. Addendum: I wrote the following additional verse to ...

Cool visual illusion

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

See Big Spanish Castle and follow the instructions. (Via Mind Hacks).

Lorenzo’s ride

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

My co-worker Lorenzo is starting out on his SF to LA AIDS LifeCycle bike trip, and is keeping a weblog as he rides (posting from his cell phone). Safe home, Lorenzo!