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David has hinted that a redesign of this web site might be in the works. All I can say about this is:

  • The redesign is in far better hands than mine. I have trouble matching colors for my shirts and pants, and I'm still unclear about when blue and black can be worn together.
  • If it happens, it will be an improvement beyond anyone's anticipation, especially mine.
  • This site is not worthy of such lavish attention: I am not linked by my betters .

I was in the middle of posting some thoughts about 9/11 when my computer crashed. Coincidence? I think not. The coincidence doesn't involve terrorists unless you believe that the authors of Microsoft Windows '98 had evil intentions.

Hmmmm. My computer does crash more often than a 3-legged dog on peyote.

I was writing about Turkey Mountain , which I used to climb regularly with my beard-bearing nemesis. From the top of Turkey Mountain, you could just barely see the tops of the WTC towers. So my connection with the WTC is a bit distant, at 40 miles from ground zero, but I've been thinking a lot about the changes in and around us since 9/11. I did more of that than usual when I took a stroll around Stacy Park in Olivette yesterday morning.

While admiring the quasi-Autumnal foliage, I heard from across the street the morning announcements from the Old Bonhomme Elementary School. The pledge was recited, a rare moment of elementary-school silence was observed, and the school then sang "America the Beautiful".

That brief homage was more moving than anything I saw on TV yesterday.


Your non-linkage from my page has more to do with my laziness than your undeservedness. I promise that if you (and Jim Tucek) aren't linked by this weekend I will drop everything and take time out from watching meaningless football games to do so.

Posted by: Chris Hill at September 12, 2002 9:27 AM

I have seen the future that is the redesign, and lo it shall be good.

I have yet to be blessed with linkage from the mother of all blogs

Posted by: James at September 12, 2002 4:35 PM

Ok, here's the new design. I hope everyone likes it.

Posted by: david at September 13, 2002 1:52 AM