Monthly Archives: December 2003

The Fish that threatened national security

Two insane stories from the “security arena” at the airports in this country. One story is a bit old, but relevant in relation to the almanacs being a terrorist tool story. Seems a kid was prevented from getting on a plane because the security people didn’t like his choice of reading material…a book about eco-warriors. […]

You! You with the book! Hands up!

The FBI is warning police nationwide to be alert for people carrying almanacs….It urged officers to watch during searches, traffic stops and other investigations for anyone carrying almanacs, especially if the books are annotated in suspicious ways. I so want to go buy some Farmer’s Almanacs, go through them randomly with a highlighter and scribble […]

Worried about mad cow?

All this news about mad cow got you a little nervous? Well…it probably should. As long as the FDA allows agribusiness to totally screw up the food chain by forcing cows to become cannibals…you’re likely to get weird things like mad cow disease. But there is a solution for those who love a good steak. […]

Merry Chanakawanzamas!

Happy holidays to everyone. Have I ever mentioned how much I love days when Tom is home? I love sleeping late…and by late, I mean 9 a.m. or so. (I remember the good ol’ days, when late was the next day…) But seriously, Tom gets up and plays with the boy when he wakes up […]


So, I had to go pick up some stuff at the grocery and the liquor store…because what’s the point of eggnog without brandy, I ask you? Anyway, despite my desire to be nowhere near Xmas traffic, there I was, on a mission from Bob. I’m stopped at a stoplight that’s a 3 lane light. I’ve […]