Sunday, May 15, 2005


hi·a·tus ( P ) Pronunciation Key (h-ts)n. pl. hi·a·tus·es or hiatus

A gap or interruption in space, time, or continuity; a break: “We are likely to be disconcerted by... hiatuses of thought” (Edmund Wilson).

Linguistics. A slight pause that occurs when two immediately adjacent vowels in consecutive syllables are pronounced, as in reality and naive.

Anatomy. A separation, aperture, fissure, or short passage in an organ or body part.

Hiatus. I'm on one. I'm also making a career change which has re-directed my meager creative energies. Time to re-charge the blog batteries and round out the work-life balance.

Regret that I won't be sprinkling the blog universe with a few more electrons for a while. Probably a month or two. Thanks for checking in and, more importantly, contributing to the site and our daily navigation through this long, strange trip. I will be regularly checking up with the regulars - you know who you are.

I've learned a ton from the discourse and you will know when I come back.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Sub Tragedy Fallout

The awesome responsibility of the men and women who serve in the armed forces cannot be forgotten. In the fallout from the January submarine tragedy in which the U.S.S. San Francisco ran into an underground mountain in the South Pacific, killing one sailor, the Commander has been relieved of his command and reprimanded.

This part of the story caught my attention, and reminds us of how much responsibility are on these people's shoulders:

(Sub cmdr.) Mooney recently met with (deceased sailor's) Ashley's father and together they visited the sailor's grave in West Virginia.

"He took full responsibility, and with tears in eyes, he asked me to forgive him," Ashley said in a telephone interview from Akron.

"And I know Joey and him were very close."

Friday, May 06, 2005

The Hottest Competition...

...going on right now isn't on American Idol or in Paula Abdul's bedroom. It's being waged in the capitols, boardrooms, legislatures, and industrial centers of the developing world. And we're winning.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Maybe Bonds Just Has A Good Ophthalmologist...

...this issue is getting more and more interesting. Maybe we should draw the line at bionic limbs.