I had trouble focussing on
stuff. I assumed it was due to less sleep and general morning bleariness.But
during my shower I discovered that one of the lenses in my glasses had come off
when I placed them on the nightstand last night.
Common sense said “Find something solid to stand on while you vacuum
them”. Instead I climbed up on the love seat because I knew that I
could reach the cobwebs from there. I put my left foot on the back of
the love seat but when I put my right foot on the cushion, the cushion
If you take a look over at Kit's LiveJournal account you'll notice his userinfo or profile has changed.
From what I have skimmed there is an Internet group WFI or Warriors For Innocence who target communities and the service providers that allow discussions encouraging or condoning pedophilia and predatory behavior. In response to a request to remove some communities that were focusing on the objectionable behavior LiveJournal may have deleted many legitimate discussions. Understandably, some users are upset.
At what point does an online community such as LiveJournal, MySpace, or Blogger bear responsibility for content and the actions of its users? How can massive publishing platforms ensure their content is legal?
A script that blocked posts containing words such as incest and pedophilia would block legitimate discussions, such as those between survivors in support groups, and only encourage the proliferation of code words.
Skimming the discussions one finds the First Amendment brought up time and again. Is this a First Amendment issue?
Ashcan Rantings: Barack Obama's Today Show clip. On a side note, I just love YouTube and all of its counterparts, I can go about my merry way not watching TV and still find bits that might matter and interesting ones that don't.
Sunday's story in the P & C about goody bags given to
about 22,000 elementary children in CCSD surely is cause for hope.
Nancy McGinley took the initiative to follow through on a suggestion
from a school volunteer!
Seems the internet gods are really concerned about my GI health. How I
got on this targeted list I’ll probably never know, though I now really
look forward to checking my junk mail folder every day to see if
another one of these beauties shows up.
I usually miss most of Spoleto USA, but I do always make it a point to attend the finale at Middleton Plantation. You can’t beat a night of stretching out on a blanket under the stars, whilst listening to the Charleston Symphony Orchestra all while imbibing an alcoholic beverage after the largesse of food brought by Mel’s Momma. So by all means, load up the picnic basket, grab a bottle of Vino and make your way to the Finale if you can’t make it to any other events. (Other items you will need: Citronella candle, blanket/foldable chairs, FLASHLIGHT-remember it will be dark and you will have to carry all of your gear back out to the car, so remember the flashlight and try to pack light)
fused breakdancing, hip-hop, and modern dance into a mesmerizing
collection of works that at times looked like a combination of physical
combat and fast-motion tai chi. The cargos-and-jeans-clad dancers slung
each other about, intwining themselves in each other’s arms and legs,
rolling across backs and shoulders, treating their partners like they
were life-sized hand puppets.
That was a good sign. The place was packed and I think that the kitchen
was on Spoleto overload. Our food was a bit slow in coming but when it
did it was worth the wait. My mother actually had her pasta about 10
minutes before my Greek wrap came out
People loved it. People hated it. They thought it was ravishing and
beautiful and profound and intelligent. They felt it was hideous and
shrill and unmusical and a complete waste of 90 minutes. Reactions to
the premiere of Pascal Dusapin’s Faustus, The Last Night
on Sunday at the Sottile were concentrated at either end of the
spectrum, and George Street rang with passionate voices from both sides
as the crowd let out at 9:30 pm, and the reviews have been just as polarized.
So I conclude that buying local not only saves gas, but also helps the
small business man. Hard to make many friends in a superstore like
Wal-Mart, where often the "greeters" aren't all that friendly. But the
"little guy" surely appreciates you and more often than not has a smile
waiting for you, and what you were looking for.
In that vein, I know there are probably some good shows on TV. I can’t think of any but I am sure they are out there.
when we have the opportunity to watch TV e.g., visiting my brother’s
house, in the hospital etc. I prefer to watch the Military Channel,
History Channel, Discovery, TLC, and if Paula Deen or Alton Brown is
on, then I will watch the Food Network.
But the trend in TV leaning toward the utter humiliation of the human spirit is disgusting.
Lowcountry Blogs is our attempt to keep up with the comings and goings of an active local blogging community. These days it's written primarily by Heather Solos of Moncks Corner Moments and administered by Dan Conover of Xark!. To have your site added to The Big Blogroll or the other lists here, e-mail us your URL, along with a one-sentence description of its focus, style, etc.
Heather's e-mail: Cantalyssa@aol.com; Dan's e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Tuesday, May 16, 2006, the first large gathering of Lowcountry bloggers met in Charleston at a harbor-front bar for the Inaugural Charleston Blog Party.
On the agenda: 1. Drinking; 2. Talking; 3. Posing for pictures with Windviel's incredibly cool Mustang.
Photos by Janet Edens Conover
Adam Boozer A local creative director's commentary on his new life in Charleston.
Afrogeek Mom and Dad Afrogeeks: Black people who love Buffy and Star Wars, who have their own folder at the comic book shop, who thought Living Color (the band, not the show) was the bomb, who always wanted to know where the black elves were in D&D. And now they have kids.
Agricola A politically oriented blog by a conservative Charleston native.
Ask Elsa The public editor at The P&C talks about fairness, ethics, and anything else readers want to know about their newspaper.
Audubon South Carolina A blog by "Swampy," a.k.a. Mark Musselman, the director of education at the Audubon Center of the Francis Beidler Forest. The blog has an environmental focus and documents whatever strikes his fancy during the work day.
Baxter sez... An eclectic general-interest blog by "a professional feminist" and a "white Christian Southern male."
Bessie Gantt's Journal A blog about raising triplets, which is just kind of amazing in its own right, when you consider that a mom could have time to blog while raising triplets.
Bill Hawkins The executive editor of The Post and Courier blogs at Charleston.net.
Eat A Charleston City Paper foodie blog by Jeff Allen.
Fantasy Mashup Fantasy football coverage, commentary, conversation and cartoons from Dan and Janet of Xark.
Feedback File A Charleston City Paper music blog by T. Ballard Lesemann.
Feminists for Colbert Women's and Gender Studies at the College of Charleston LOVES Stephen Colbert. Why? Not only is he a Charleston, SC native, but how great was his segment with Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda
Smoke Free Action Network This is a news source for all people who want to make South Carolina smoke free. Many cities have already enacted legislation on this issue, now it's time for the whole state to go smoke free.
Tartelette aux USA Helene is a baker three days a week, a personal trainer three days a week, has a master's degree in history and is a French woman married to an American man. Guaranteed to make you hungry.
The Back Channel The Charleston City Paper's omniblog has morphed nicely into a daily feed of the latest posts from the outfit's growing stable of staff-written special topic blogs.
The Birds and Fishes As the Curator of Birds and Fishes out at Cypress Gardens, and a huge fan of it too, I decided there should be a site about the weekly world of animal care. I hope to educate, enlighten and maybe add a laugh to your day.
The Blogland of Earl Capps Various topics, but here's a blogger who not only writes about politics, he does some of his own reporting.
The Bushido Way An entertaining mix of politics, sports and some kind of special sauce. Big on baseball.
Educators for Jim Rex Talk education ideas with the campaign of a Democratic candidate for State Superintendant of Education.
POLITICSROCKS.COM A team blog based in Spartanburg devoted to politics, with an emphasis on state politics. The main writer is the son of a Democratic state senator. Team members also produce Sports Talk Rocks, a blog devoted to Palmetto State sports.