May 14th, 2006

Boss Coffee

Your minute of history

Doug Williams over at Bogus Gold links to this Ben Stein column (which, BTW, has a lot of great advice for young people) as a launching pad for some observations about the importance of history and the all-too-frequent problem of dealing with people who get their history from Hollywood.

Context is everything, Stein and Williams say, and I agree. That's part of the reason I want to teach history - give at least some kids the context they need to know who they are and how fortunate they are to be living in the best of times in this best of all nations.

All turned around

Couldn't get to sleep last night until I finally gave up and took a NyQuil about 0500, which put me to sleep until about 1800...apparently it was a nice day out there, judging from what's left of the sunshine. I guess I haven't fully shaken this cold, since I still feel tired and achy, so the bookshelves will have to wait for tomorrow night. We'll see if I feel more lively later.

In the meantime, I've been dinking around with the Geocities site this week. The Utena fanfic now has a page of its own, with a separate page for Shojo Kakumei Ukyo, the 13-chapter Kitchen Sink crossover that mixes Shojo Kakumei Utena,Ranma 1/2, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Mark Rogers' Samurai Cat stories, and a few other things. Some folks liked it; maybe you will too.

I also did a couple of pages for my Space:Above and Beyond fanfic, which was the first stuff I ever wrote and published on the Internet. One page has the short stories and the other has the unfinished novel Strange Bedfellows. Enjoy.