January 27th, 2006

Apollo 4 on column of fire

Hiking pole

I've been having really good luck using a hiking pole (trekking pole)
in place of the more traditional cane, as a walking aid. The hiking
pole is extremely light—especially as mine are carbon fiber
(they come in pairs)—and it lets me grip it with a straight
wrist—like using a branch as a walking aid. Also it has a shock

There are wrist straps but they bother me and I don't normally use

The biggest downside is they have obtrusive advertising on them, like
much sporting equipment.


http://BuzzFlash.com: 'Arlen Specter likes to swing both ways politically when it comes to media blather. So, it's little surprise that he voted for Alito on the premise that he could help influence Alito not to overturn Roe v. Wade. Okay, stop laughing now, he actually said that. "Snarlin Arlen" is Our BuzzFlash GOP Hypocrite of the Week.'
Apollo 4 on column of fire

Stephen Harper says he will defend Canada against the U. S. (updated)

Apparently the Bushists have been living up to their hints that they
would not respect Canadian sovereignty, and the new PM says he will
send forces to defend against the Bushist intrusions:


Update: A couple of days later, I've started feeling that Harper
actually comes out looking worse here. Presumably he intends to charge
tolls for passage through the sublimely temperate waters of northern
Canada. How can we survive, if we tolerate leaders who look forwards
to the destruction of our planet?