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August 2003 | blog.deanland.com

August 2003

The End of Summer

The End of Summer

Autumn begins on September 23rd. Thatís the official date. But the end of the Summer, unofficially perceived, and thereby emotionally calculated by events such as Labor Day, the beginning of the school year, and the end of August, is right here, right now.

In some Southern states they begin the K-12 school year in mid- to late-August. To those raised in the NYC metropolitan area, this seems like a major indiscretion, virtually denying and cheating kids out of the end of the Summer.

The Furies of August

The Furies of August


Random Blogging and Linking

Random Blogging and Linking

BloggerCon . . .versation with Dave Winer

In Sunday's Scripting News Dave Winer asks:

Should I do a 1.5 hour session on October 5 on Outlining and the Web?

I sent Dave an e-mail saying, among other things:

OF COURSE YOU SHOULD! We might even consider it something of a, er, "think tank" or even "more" than that!

The e-mail went on to say:

You often write about the outline as an initial step to composing entries.

Blackout 2003 – The Recap

Blackout 2003 ñ The Recap

The city as night fell on Manhattan.  The only light comes from the boat as darkness, more stark during the blackout, sets on the city.</p />
</p><p>Photo is from the front page of the NY Daily News.

Blackout 2003

Blackout 2003

The City lost power on a sunny afternoon.  By nightfall, it was dark, eerily calm.  All was fine, though, and there were few major problems of any sort.  After September 11th, this was just a diversion, a minor annoyance.  New Yorkers dealt with it, took it in stride, and came away not much worse for the wear.</p />
</p><p>Picture courtesy of The NY Daily News.

NY Times: Maureen Dowd on the Political Blogs

NY Times: Maureen Dowd on the Political Blogs

NY Times Op-Ed essayist.  Great sense of humor.  She's a regular on the Sunday News of The Week in Review Op-Ed page.Regular readers of the NY Times Op-Ed page will be familiar with columnist Maureen Dowd. She had a savage wit, a mighty pen (keyboard?) and takes on all comers.

Quick Update

Quick Update

Why no update since Thursday? Well, there's this Norton Firewall program, which I was giving a test run. Don't really like it. Decided to turn it off.

A Most August Day

A Most August Day

Websterís defines August thusly:

august
adj 1: of or befitting a lord; "heir to a lordly fortune"; "of august lineage" [syn: grand, lordly] 2: profoundly honored; "revered holy men" [syn: revered, venerable] n : the month following July and preceding September [syn: August, Aug]

Today, August 7, 2003, is, indeed a most august August day.

OUR VOICES WILL BE HEARD

OUR VOICES WILL BE HEARD

Please read the following, which came via e-mail today from MediaReform.net:

Subject: [FP E-Act] Help finish the FCC fight

Because millions of Americans took the time to petition their
legislators and the FCC, Congress is now on the brink of overturning the media ownership rule changes.

The FCC decision was a blatant power grab by media industry lobbyists and their pro-business Washington allies.