Archive for February, 2002

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2002

We were watching the ice dancing from the Winter Olympics (which (the Olympics) have been considerably better than I expected) last night. Not a bad competition and surprisingly fun to watch. However, when the French couple, who went on to win gold, were starting up, the commentator on NBC said that he objected to how they were going to use a recording of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, and how he found it inappropriate. However, the piece was about the triumph of freedom and justice, and to my mind was quite respectful and inspired. I’m sure there have been worse uses of King’s inspiring speeches; also if it means more people are going to be exposed to hearing about justice then surely it can only be a good thing.

a murder of crows

Thursday, February 7th, 2002

Sorry it’s been so long since I blogged. But anyway, here’s a story from the Star Tribune about all the crows I’ve been seeing on my way home from work every night. They arrive in Loring Park, just down the road from my place, at around 6pm. You can see the clouds of them travelling in from the west of the city – it’s almost spooky. Not to mention stinky, as the paths below their roosts get covered in droppings. Eugh.