Friday, September 24, 2004

Make Yom Kippur a national holiday. A column I wrote last year. Still a good idea.

Leviticus 23:26 et seq: "And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD...And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God.

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Smoking Gun: "Nothing, of course, screams romance more than a notary public."

2:45:59 PM    comment []

Good new sushi place in Greensboro -- Sushi 101, on Tate Street by UNCG.

Unlike the lamented Osaka's, it's in a location that might actually work.

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"If I have offended you in any way over the past year, by omission or commission, I really don't give a shit," said my cousin. He was calling to tell me about a family service to mark the new year, and he threw in a little atonement joke.

Related: "Thousands of people think they know what Shawn Green should do."

Green has come to a Solomonic decision: he'll split the schedule, playing tonight but not tomorrow.

Full disclosure: I will not be playing major league baseball tonight.

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Hoggard reports on Guilford County commissioner candidate Mike Winstead's handiwork in the mountains. Nothing illegal, just a grossly unattractive real estate project known to some as the Great Walls of Boone. Relevant to local affairs insofar as it reveals Winstead's attitude toward land use and responsible development.

Hoggard supported Mary Rakestraw, the incumbent upset by Winstead in the primary election.

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Mr. Sun on the power of newspaper weblogs: "The thing that has struck me about the News & Record blogs is that they reveal the personality of the writers...

...The blogs strike me as the vibrant voice of people who have the time, talent and resources to know more than I do about things I care about. The blogs sound like the people I choose as friends: smart, informed, funny, curious, and imperfect. The newspaper tastes like a Quarter Pounder with cheese and reads like a database with predefined fields...

...the revelation for me is the conversational tone and flashes of humanity shown in the News & Record blogs, and not the topic choices or the ability to provide feedback."

Disclaimer: I am not now, nor have I ever been, an employee of the News & Record.

8:18:41 AM    comment []

Jeff Thigpen uses his blog to make a campaign promise: "I will reduce your copy costs as Register of Deeds!!"

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James Surowiecki in The New Yorker: "The funny thing about the global economy, though, is how much of the globe has been left out of it. Four billion people still earn less than four dollars a day."

8:05:28 AM    comment []

JD Lasica in OJR: "Google News: Unintentionally skewing to the right?" Those brilliant bots seem to pull up stories that slam Kerry, but coddle Bush.
Related? Terminator elected governor of California.

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