Ragged Clown

It's just a shadow you're seeing that he's chasing…


Monthly Archives: February 2008

Feb
18
2008

Leeds Castle

Dylan had to make a castle for school and made Leeds Castle which is just up the road from where my sister lives. If you look closely, you can see the Frenchman in the tower about to fetchez la vache … Continue reading

Feb
18
2008

Japanese Fairies

Both of my kids are losing teeth at the same time. Jazz lost two on Sunday and Dylan lost one on Saturday. It’s costing me a fortune. Luckily I have some leftover Yen so they were delighted to receive 10,000 … Continue reading

Feb
17
2008

degree 4u

A new book, The Age of American Unreason, revives the one about society getting stupider. A popular video on YouTube shows Kellie Pickler, the adorable platinum blonde from “American Idol,” appearing on the Fox game show “Are You Smarter Than … Continue reading

Feb
17
2008

Flagging Problems

Some Brazilian artists have found hidden data in common flags: Brazil Burkino Faso  Angola    

Feb
15
2008

This side of Nagasaki (day 4.5)

I finally made it back to my room, giftless and tired, with two hours remaining before our next installment of eating and drinking. I was looking forward to just relaxing in the bath but, when I checked my email… bling-o! … Continue reading

Feb
15
2008

This side of Nagasaki (day 4)

Customer meeting in the morning on the 25th floor of the most incredible office building. We sat in big leather arm chairs in a room also from the pages of Zen Homes and Gardens (Business Edition). There was a courtyard … Continue reading

Feb
15
2008

This side of Nagasaki (day 3)

[story is a little out of sequence due to international dateline] Woke up this morning feeling only slightly fragile and, with my three dinners of the night before fully digested, I was ready to make an attempt on the World … Continue reading

Feb
15
2008

Knitting up the ravelled sleeve of care

Was planning to go to a customer meeting this morning but, with the huddles masses of my breakfast yearning to break free of their gastric bonds, we decided it was probably best if I skipped it and prepared myself constitutionally … Continue reading

Feb
15
2008

You want fries wi’ dat-imas?

I have long been of the opinion that the American culture of tipping is somewhat barbaric but now I have an answer to those who say that tipping encourages good service. Go spend a week in Tokyo and a week … Continue reading