December 2005



No Noise?

Originally uploaded by elmada.

Tomorrow I depart the States, heading for Kyiv in the Ukraine.

While I am there, I will probably have limited access to the Internet—with limited updating of the blog.

So while I am gone, I urge you to:

Check out Jen’s latest entry;

Read MT’s blog;

Read […]

Ho Ho Ho

Your Christmas is Most Like: A Christmas Story Loving, fun, and totally crazy. Don’t shoot your eye out! What Movie Is Your Christmas Most Like? […]

Happy Holidays

Christmas Lights in Lisbon

Originally uploaded by elmada.

It’s that time of year—time to declare war on Christmas by being all inclusive in my holiday greetings:

Happy Winter Solstice!

Happy Chanukah!

Happy Kwanza!

Happy Boxing Day!


Merry Christmas!

If I’ve left out your holiday, then my deepest apologies for my oversight.

Travel […]

Cabo Da Roca

Cabo Da Roca

Originally uploaded by elmada.

This will be a brief post.

In the photo to the right, I’m standing at “Cabo Da Roca,” which is located at the western most point of Continental Europe.

It’s on top of a rather high cliff, so there’s no sticking your feet in the ocean […]

Domestic Propaganda

Recently I was hanging out with somebody who is a World Wrestling Entertainment fan—at least I think it was WWE, since I really cannot tell the difference between the different versions of “Professional Wrestling.”

The only reason I was cognizant of the background noise on the television was because the WWE was coming from Afghanistan […]

The Teen

So, I was a parent for just over a week.

And no, the kid was not genetically related to me.

However watching The Teen was an interesting experience for me. As most of you are aware, I have had no interest, whatsoever, in having kids of my own. However there has been a slight and […]

Super… market!

I went over to the Jackson Creek Kroger, the supermarket closest to home, last night.

I needed to pick up some Twinkies and Oreos (Not for me, I swear).

The supermarket is gigantic and it unnerved me. The store is bigger than any supermarket that I’ve shopped in for the last year and a half—as […]

Indy–Talbott Street

Yesterday, after I dropped The Kid off at the airport, and waited for the plane to take off, I returned to Bloomington, got dressed, picked up Mateo, and then headed up to Indy for an evening of fun and entertainment.

We started at Aesop’s Table where we met Mike for dinner. Mike had driven down […]


There’s an article about Weimar in today New York Times.

I’ll be home…

So tonight I went to the holiday concert for Bachelor, Jackson Creek, and Tri-North Middle Schools, plus the Bloomington High School South and Bloomington High School North Orchestras (wholly combined at some points).

It was one of the most disturbing things I have seen in a long time, and that includes watching “War of the […]