Ireland/Britain 1998 day 26: York


After staying up way too late the night before, I slept in late on 15 February 1998 and didn’t get going until 1 pm. Still I managed to get in a good day of sightseeing in Old York. First I visited the York Castle Museum which is similar to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American…

links of the day for 15 February 2008


A Guide for Europeans:How to Read the U.S. Primaries by VICENTE NAVARRO (CounterPunch, 2/13/08) The American way — whatever that is by Joan Chittister, OSB (National Catholic Reporter, 2/13/08) Lance Armstrong, world’s fastest bike commuter? WTF! by Russ Rocca (Bike Commuters, 2/14/08) Is a minimum-wage worker officially in poverty? by Brooks Jackson (FactCheck.org, February 2008)

links of the day for Valentine’s Day


I’m late on this, but love is enduring. Affairs of the Lips: Why We Kiss by Chip Walter (Scientific American Mind, February 2008) Another V-Day, Another Drama by Sr. Bernadette M. Reis, fsp (BustedHalo, February 2008) Idea: Scientist Valentines by David Friedman (Ironic Sans, 2/11/08) Have an Astronomical Valentine’s Day by Phil Plait (Bad Astronomy,…