October 25

A disquieting but wonderful song to celebrate with has been added to Boxnet…


Louisiana’s BJ

Bobby Jindal, an Indian-American, has just been elected governor of Louisiana.  Let the discussions and the rallying cries from the S. Asian diaspora begin.  The percentage of people who will support him just because he’s the son of Indian immigrants is higher than it should be (the percentage should be zero).   It’s sad, too, the sense of pride people feel in a man who advocates teaching “intelligent design” as an alternative to evolution in public schools, a total ban on abortion, and repealing hate-crimes laws.   Anyway, that answers how he won over the conservative eastern districts in Louisiana, where former KKK man David Duke found his supporters.

So much for role models.

Wondrous 45s

For the past 25 years and likely for the rest of my life, books will be the staple item in my shopping cart. But one of the first purchases I made (okay, that Mom and Dad made for me, but I think I pointed it out) was not a book.  It was, in fact, a record.  And not just a record, but a 45rpm single. Continue reading →