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
Random Blogging and Linking
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 ñ The Recap
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
Websterís defines August thusly:
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
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.