July 15, 2005
Out of Commision
My computer's hardrive is dead and I will not have access to blog for a week or two. My apologies.
July 8, 2005
I've been swamped at work this week . . . and swamped with trackback spam on the blog. I'll do my best to get a good solid post out by Monday.
UPDATE: 7/11/05: I've got some major operating system issues on the ole iMac. Working through these now. Will possibly not write for two-three more days. Bad news is all my bookmarks are gone, and my newsreader is MIA. Good news is those're the only casualties and I'll be kicking OS X Tiger shortly, which will have an organic newsreader.
All of this puts some serious crimps on my blogroll update project . . . [sigh]
The Wall Street Journal began a five-part series on Islam in Europe today. Excellent stuff. I don't have a subscriber link for you . . . you'll have to check the print edition.
July 4, 2005
A Way to Help out Wounded Vets
This looks to be a good organization if you are feeling like making a donation to something patriotic this 4th of July!
Helping Our Heroes Foundation :: Support our military injured in OEF & OIF does exactly what the title says.
Here's an article about HOHF in National Review Online.
Check it out!
Discussion Topic: Buying Iraqi Currency
I meant to post this much earlier when the currency folks first purchased a blogad:
What do folks out there think about investing in Iraq by buying currency. From what I can tell, the Iraqi Central Bank currently has the exchange rate fixed (see here), but I suppose it could fluctuate wildly if it was floated. And down the road, after some stability sets in, perhaps it would increase in value.
Thoughts anyone? It would be interesting to know what kind of exchange rates are in use on the streets. Or, to compare purchasing power, to know how much certain staples go for in dinar -- things like bread, milk, etc.
Happy Independence Day!
Blogging will resume this week!
Awhile back I mentioned that a former Marine buddy and his wife are joining the Peace Corps. Well, they've shipped out to Mauritania and have started a blog to keep track of their adventures there for the next two years. Drop in and visit them and leave a good luck comment if you are so inclined: Adam and Val in Mauritania.