I made a point of it, last night, to not go on the Internet. In fact, I think I will make a point of it to not go on the Internet in the evening at all if I can will it. Best that I do my surfing and blogging in the morning, while at home and the wife and son sleep in. Also, I can blog at school. I should keep my evenings open for my wife and child, the Kaulins conglomerate as it were.
Something is going on in Iran. I will investigate after publishing this. Funny how Mister Wonderful's soothing words in Cairo didn't matter a lick to the brutal Iranian regime. The mullahs probably realized that with Oprah, they have carte blanche. All they have to do is weather the words of strong concern.
A posting on a local BBS about Mosquitoes compels me to have my say here about Wuxi's biggest summer annoyance. In our third floor apartment, here in Yangqiao, deep in the suburban countryside of Wuxi, the family has to fight the mosquitoes every night. Thankfully, they are not eating us alive. Our apartment windows have screens. The wife uses one of these plug in the wall devices that spray repellent mist or smells into the air. That seems to help. And of course we have the electrified racket that provides hours of fun as bugs get zapped and fried. We are managing.
Wikipedia impulse moments are instances when some subject comes into mind and you have to immediately research in on the online encyclopedia. The Penguins winning the Stanley Cup over the weekend caused me to recall an old Penguin player of great promise, a contemporary of the Flyers' Bobby Clarke, who was killed tragically in a car accident after his first year. Michel Briere was his name. One could only wonder how Penguin and Flyer history would have changed had he not been killed. For it was Clarke and the Flyers who were the first NHL expansionists to succeed. A certain passage I read about Briere in a biography of Clarke, years ago, always stuck in my mind.
I pulled out my companion copy to the Civilisation T.V. series last night. That great series never fails to interest me. Sir Kenneth Clark offers such an overarching view of culture and history. The only ones who I can think of who can compare to Clark are Roger Scruton and Victor David Hanson.
WTU 348 is being uploaded as I blog. You will be able to watch Tony and I wrestle. A sheep also makes a guest appearance.