Rotten wet weather. Looks like we missed our window of bouldering opportunity today, and tomorrow’s plan will be nixed thanks to a forecast of heavy rains tonight and tomorrow. It’s been awhile since we’ve last touched rock, and we’re psyched to go with out Seb since we just bought him a little pup tent to […]

Latest Rally News

Peugeot has decided that Harri Rovanpera is their man, and has signed the Finn to be their second driver for the 2004 season. This is Rovanpera’s first chance a full campaign for Peugeot. Peugeot also signed current Hyundai driver Freddy Loix to drive their third car next season, though Loix may only see a limited […]

Another Smart Person

Gregg Easterbrook, better known these days as ESPN‘s Tuesday Morning Quarterback, had this to say about the ten commandments flap in Alabama: As a church-going Christian — TMQ was in this church on Sunday — I find it deeply embarrassing when Christianity is associated, in the public eye, with hucksters like Moore. I find it […]

Wanna Buy a Car?

Anybody want to buy a car? 2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS. Basic specs: All wheel drive 5 speed manual transmission 165 bhp engine Premium stereo system Color: Blue Ridge Pearl It’s had all the major Subaru-recommended service done on time (complete fluid change, plugs, etc), and the oil has been changed every 3000 miles as recommended. […]

Family Man and WRC News

Jen and I have begun talking about selling the Subaru and buying something a bit more, *ahem*, family-oriented. Now before you saw “they’re buying a minivan” let me say we are NOT looking for a minivan. If all goes well, we won’t even have a station wagon. But something with four doors would be really […]

The Ten Commandments

Why is this even happening? The argument is “the laws of our nation are based on the ten commandments.” Really? Let’s have a look at one through three: 1. I AM THE LORD THY GOD, THOU SHALT NOT HAVE strange gods BEFORE ME. 2. THOU SHALT NOT TAKE THE NAME OF THE LORD THY GOD […]


Well, I’ve decided to bite the bullet and teach myself C. I’ve tried to do this once before, but I just wasn’t focused enough. This time, I’m going to leave my trusty O’Reilly books behind and try a Sam’s book on the subject. This is more of just a mental exercise, with the possibility of […]

The Passion

Much has been said about Mel Gibson’s as-of-yet-unreleased-film The Passion, about the last hours of Jesus’ life. Here’s a short list of some of the complaints from various groups: 1. The film is anti-Semitic. 2. The film doesn’t hold to the Biblical narrative. 3. The film holds too closely to the Biblical narrative. 4. The […]

The End of Excellence?

It’s beginning to look like things aren’t so peachy at Peugeot these days. First, there was the “You quit? Well, you’re fired!” handling of Richard Burns’ departure, and now Gilles Panizzi claims the 206 isn’t any faster than it was last year, and he doubts he can repeat his sweep of the tarmac rallies this […]

More Rally News

Seems as if Peugeot is trying to get the last word in their parting of ways with Richard Burns. According to Corrado Provaro, the team chief, Peugeot actually didn’t want Burns to return to the team next season. It’s no secret that Burns didn’t get on well with the team, always complaining about the feel […]