Monday, August 28, 2006

9/11 Blogger Tributes

While I want the 2996 9/11 victims to be specially commemorated on blogs on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, I don't feel comfortable making such a tribute. The two people I knew, Marion Britton and Andrew B. Jordan, have been assigned and I can't get myself to make a tribute to other victims for fear of sounding insincere, shallow, and platitudinous.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

New: JOTBR

Check out Journal of The Banana Republican for in-depth reports on controversial issues which cut through the spin.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Please pray for the kidnapped Fox News journalists.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Update on Pakistani Terror Plot

During their search, police officers found some martyrdom tapes of the suspects in the terrorist plot to blow up ten U.S.-bound airliners. This parallels the actions of the 9/11 hijackers, who made tapes of their last will and testament in which they spewed virulently anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-Israeli, and anti-Semitic slurs.

Post URLs

A lot of my post URLs will be changed now that I changed the settings to include a title field.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Good Running Shoes

If you are looking for good running shoes (excluding flats), buy the New Balance Zip 8505 (NB Zip). I bought a pair last week and they are unlike any shoe I've used before in terms of all-around cushioning, stability (sturdy to help with technique), comfort (excellent fit), and energy return (they minimize fatigue).

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Today I went to an awesome graduation party for a friend and also did items 4, 5, and 7 on my list. The more spare time I have, the more items I can do on a given day.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

The Single Best Exercise

Swimming in the ocean is the single best exercise because it works all of the muscle groups while having no impact on bones/ligaments/tendons/joints, and burns a good amount of calories. The salt water is an elixir for several skin problems by drawing out toxins. You get Vitamin D from the sunshine.