Archive for February, 2011

The 3rd Conference On Middle-earth

February 24, 2011
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‎3rd Conference On Middle-earth – I call you here to speak of J.R.R. Tolkien, his works, works based on Tolkien, teaching Tolkien in the classroom, the impact of the books on the world, the music, the art, the fannish side of this universe, and lots more.

It will never happen!

February 22, 2011

If Congress is serious about cutting the budget and the National debt, I want to see $600B cut, not the pocket change of $60B.

Don’t hold your breadth!

Republicans, Please take note.

February 22, 2011

Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy. -Edmund Burke, statesman and writer (1729-1797)

Soft Toy company?

February 21, 2011
Can anyone recommend to me a reputable company that makes soft toys, plush critters?

The company really needs to be top of the line.

DOW does good!

February 20, 2011

I found this to be an interesting article.

Good on Dow. I hope, they do even more.,9171,2048324,00.html

The Muddle-headed Wombat

February 19, 2011

Looking for some adventurous souls.

I recently received an article from a dear friend, entitled “Muddled Up” by Jon Casimir.  It appeared in the 5 JAN 11 issue of the Sydney Morning Herald’s “Summer” supplement.

The article is about Ms. Ruth Parks and her creation “The Muddle-headed Wombat.”  Whilst almost unknown outside of Oz, it was a very successful radio show, 3139 episodes over about 3 decades, and 13 books detailing the adventures or misadventures of WOMBAT, TABBY, & MOUSE.

I have a couple of the books sent to me by wonderful friends.  They are delightful.

In his article Mr. Casimir wonders if anything can be done to save WOMBAT, TABBY, & MOUSE.  My friend was desirous of the same outcome.

Now  would it not be possible to, via internet radio, do new episodes, in conjunction with Ms. Parks estate, of “The Muddle-headed Wombat.”  Today, the shows could originate from almost anywhere.

So is there anyone out there interested in giving it a go in order to save WOMBAT, TABBY, & MOUSE from oblivion?

I’m trying to contact Mr. Casimir.  He may well be able to provide some assistance or publicity on this.


12 in a Row, 79 to go!

February 12, 2011

UCONN women’s basketball team has now won 12 in a row.   Only need to win another 79 in a row to break their record.


February 12, 2011

Watched the Tim Burton version of Alice in wonderland.  An excellent film.   The main and not so main characters were very well done.

In fire forged by Weber

February 10, 2011

Just finished it.  Excellent!  Now id Dave will just get on with the writing of the sequel to “Mission of Honor!”  Since the Sollies are about to get their heads handed to them, maybe the title will “Solarian Sunset!”  J

Ain’t this the truth!

February 9, 2011

Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed. -Herman Melville, novelist and poet (1819-1891)