Watching Big Brother
Drudge links to articles and documents showing Ashcroft's changing view of Internet privacy. (He also links to this article about the RIAA vs. the US Navy.) Meanwhile, Newsweek follows up on Safire's great column exposing the Pentagon's Information Awareness Office.
Warm and Sunny
Sydney and Elijah and I rang the Salvation Army bell for a couple of hours yesterday outside the Barnes & Noble at Friendly Center. We took turns wearing the Santa hat, which was a fashion statement not a necessity on a warm, sunny afternoon. One older man shoved a $20 bill into the pot and said the Salvation Army had given him a lot of coffee when he was in the service. A lot of people gave money to their small children to put in the bucket. Guys with dates tended to dig into their pockets. When we were done we watched the end of the Carolina game on TV, then took Luna out to a friend's farm to run and swim. It's warm and sunny again today, and Luna and I ate outside at Thiggy's Pizza (the best pizzeria-style pizza in town) with Andrew my step-dad and Andrew his brother-in-law.