Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Beat the Hell Outta New Year's Resolutions Week

Ten years, ten weeks, and ten days ago was the first day of Beat the Hell Outta Violence Week. The week after, naturally, was Beat the Hell Outta Profanity Week. The Beat the Hell Weeks continued as something of a minimalistic proto-blog. Over time, I began neglecting this smallest of chores, and many recorded weeks' memories are hazy or lost.

So here I vow — not for the first time, likely not the last — to resume the Weeks in this new-fangled blog doohickey, with maybe a little more detail. The difficult part, as always, is having at least one mildly interesting thing happen every seven days this year. Fortunately, this counts as the first.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Remember the Reason for the Season

Winter solstice is Sunday 21 December here in the States. So raise your glass to Dionysus, and have a Merry Shabe Chelle and of course a Happy Festivus.