Sucking It Up: Harry Potter

I thought I should mention here that, at last, I have sucked it up and read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I’m glad I did, if for no other reason than to enter into the conversation about the series, both with those on this site and with the larger culture of which the series […]

Indiana Jones IV

 (Click for a much larger photo) I would just like to announce to all of you that Indiana Jones is officially underway with Speilberg at the helm and Ford, Connery, and Cate Blanchett along for the ride. Video after the break. Oh, and…first. 


Good afternoon everyone in Hollow Land…I’m back this week with some music selections I have enjoyed in the time away and, in turn, thought you might like. I apologize about the lack of posts lately, time seems to be more chaotic of late.  I struggle with the right balance of life, leisure, and discipline.  Honestly, I’ve had […]


I declare this the king of Goldberg machines: Cocaine + Corn= Our childhood dreams are a reality: The little red spot: J.E.’s next clock: The new Transformers movie is already obsolete: Nature already had it figured out:

Mountains Beyond Mountains

I just finished a book called Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder. It was one of the best books I have read, mostly because of its amazing subject, Dr. Paul Farmer, founder of Partners in Health. Sometimes I feel that comments and recommendations on what I’ve read are of little consequence, but I have to […]

for more HP cover art (with clues?)


Hot Damn We’re Moving to Austin!

Liz and I closed on our new house over the noon hour today. We’re pretty pleased to be 15 minutes from work in living in Austin again. We’ll be moving in in a couple of weeks. Now if we can just sell our house in Elgin…. Here is a photo of the front. That’s right […]

If you are looking for ways to waste more time…

I would recommend two things: Youtube: “Angry Kid”. Look for the clips with the wierd red-headed youth. And secondly, go to and look at the Creature Comforts full episodes (20 minutes, approximately). Not quite as good as the British version, but nevertheless an interesting social commentary. There is a funny little bit about art […]

YouTube Friday — Freestyle Jet Ski

Ned, I expect you to have a better trick than “turning it turtle” this year.

For What It’s Worth

I finished Nonviolent Communication by Rosenburg about a week ago, and I just finished yesterday, Out Stealing Horses. I’ll be happy to talk with you guys about it at the lake house. There was some mess up with the Amazon vendor I ordered The Moral Animal from, but it’s now on its way. I doubt […]

Here We Go to the Lake: June 15-17

Our gathering at the lake is nearly upon us, and as promised, I am checking in ahead of time–hopefully to incite excitement and to offer some vital information. I have confirmation from the Beckers and Gannons for attending. From some of J.E.’s recent postings, I assume the Johns(t)ons are unable to join us–understandably, but please […]

Harry is a Horcrux.

There, I’ve said it. I think Harry is a Horcrux. discuss…

YouTube Friday — Wayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips

Shotts once said that the Flaming Lips, “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” was a “life saver.” If you are not a Flaming Lips fan I hope that after you watch the first video of “Do You Realize” that you will become one and then watch Wanyne’s commencement address (parts one and two) at Classen High […]