Saturday, January 24, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I went into DC to catch the Inaugural Opening Ceremonies Concert. Now if asks me if I'm going to a Springsteen or U2 concert, I can say, "Nah, I saw them at the Lincoln Memorial." It was fun, but I have no idea how DC will handle even more people on Tuesday.
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Sunday, January 04, 2009
About a week ago, before we left for Arizona, I went out to waymark a nearby peace pole. When I got home, I was unable to do so, because the category requires a list of the languages on the pole, and I didn't have it.
Today I went back and took some pictures. When I got home, I was able to identify 11 out of the 12 languages on the pole, but one stumps me. If you look at the picture above, on the left, you'll see Arabic, Dutch and one I can't identify. (On the right is Gaelic, Russian and Animal Paw Prints.)
I am appealing to anyone reading this to help me figure out what language this is. It seems to borrow its alphabet from Greek and Hebrew -- possibly others.
Pictures from the conference I went to in Australia have just been posted by the conference organizers. I appear in the background of several similar pictures, for example here. I am clearly taking careful notes about the rump session talk, to the point of neglecting my beer.