Saturday, November 18, 2006 - Sports Scope


NOW with David Brancaccio | PBS

Called "one of the last bastions of serious journalism on TV" by the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN, the series occupies a unique place in the American television landscape. For three seasons the broadcast has been led by Bill Moyers. At the helm in 2005 is veteran journalist David Brancaccio, who joined NOW in fall 2003 after a decade as host of public radio's MARKETPLACE.

Through documentary segments and interviews with original thinkers, NOW goes beyond the noisy churn of the news cycle and gives viewers the context to explore their relationship with the larger world. In an era where commercial values in journalism risk overwhelming democratic values and corporate interests can prevail over the public interest, NOW continues to stand apart as what THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR called the "one program going against the grain."


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Friday, November 17, 2006

In November, this site features my daily output for National Novel Writing Month. The goal: to write a 50,000-word story between Nov 1 and Nov 30. I'm writing "Marry Me," a comic novel about a professional fake driving cross-country to marry as many women as possible in the shortest amount of time. My first novel, "Killing," has been rejected by publishers more than 20 times. It is either far ahead of its time or one of the worst efforts by a professional writer in the history of paper and ink.


Torian Barber woke up in the back of his Escalade bound at the hands and feet, tied to the door handles, and naked. His clothes were burning in a pile outside the door. And the K-Mart was just now opening up. It was the first Sunday in December, the second weekend after Thanksgiving, so there were plenty of shoppers lined up and ready for action. A woman with a hint of beard-shadow on her face held her puffy hands over her little boy’s eyes as the police car rolled up.

It was very cold.

Also, K-Mart was selling laptop computers that day only for about two-hundred dollars (if you sent in the rebate and bought the 20 jars of baby food you had to have to get it), so the people in the line were especially restive and only a little distracted by the little fire near the big SUV. But if they could have seen inside the tinted windows, hoo. Now that would have been something.


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Love Corner - A Zebro Short




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Apartment Therapy - New York

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Monkeys For Helping


Life Begins at Sixty-Five


Thursday, November 16, 2006


The Lede - Breaking News - New York Times Blog

About The Lede

In the news business, the opening sentences of a story are referred to as its "lede" -- spelled that way, journalism lore has it, to avoid confusion with the lead typesetting that once dominated newspaper printing presses. Although a tightly focused narrative typically follows the lede, every sentence in a news story has the potential to spiral off in new directions, and each paragraph leaves behind unexplored angles. That's where The Lede's mission begins.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006


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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

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EurekAlert! - Science News

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My name is Shmuly. I am 26.

Initially, the objective of this site was to get myself onto a reality TV show. Alas, my plan did not pan out. However, I did get picked up by AdAge & the USA Today.

Currently, I blog about topics that interest me. I also launched my own YouTube channel.


J & R blog: Real New Yorkers Know


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Monday, November 13, 2006


Newark 2006: The Race for Mayor - New York Times Blog


New York Social Diary - your link to society


Find the famous quotes you need, Quotations. – The Largest Entertainment Photo & Video Archive



What is DriveTime?

DriveTime is a video blog that I produce during my daily commute to work.

My commute to work takes me from Jamaica Plain through Coolidge Corner and on to Allston. My evening commute: Allston, brief foray into Cambridge, Fenway area, Jamaica Plain. My hope is to pick up some guests along my commute -- folks that have something going on in and around Boston.


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To explain the situation in Iraq requires writers ranging from soldiers to statesmen to scholars to reporters to a 24-year-old out-of-work computer programmer.


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For fashionistas in lower tax brackets, reproducing the latest hip look from Lindsay Lohan or Paris Hilton can mean endless clicking through online retail sites and hit-or-miss searches on Google or shopping engines like

Now a new search site,, offers a shortcut for the budget-minded wannabe. The site, rolled out last week, relies on artificial intelligence technology to search images on the Web, and serve up goods for sale that visually match items on a shopper’s wish list.


Sunday, November 12, 2006


Roll Call Newspaper Online

Roll Call newspaper is widely regarded as the leading publication for Congressional news and information. Published Monday through Thursday while Congress is in session (Mondays only during recess), Roll Call provides our readers with up-to-the-minute news of the legislative and political maneuvers that happen every day on Capitol Hill. In addition to breaking news, our readers get keen insight from such respected Washington analysts as Morton Kondracke, Stuart Rothenberg, and Norman Ornstein, plus our political coverage of Congressional elections in every state in the Union.


Deadline Hollywood Daily

Deadline Hollywood Daily is the 24/7 Internet version of well-known showbiz journalist Nikki Finke's uniquely candid and informed LA Weekly column. She daily uses DHD as a forum to break news about the infotainment industry, which is why The Drudge Report, The Huffington Post, Gawker, Defamer, Hollywood Wiretap, MediaBistro, Jim Romenesko's Media News, TV Tattle, USA Today's Pop Candy, IMDB and many other websites and blogs regularly link to her many scoops. She never pulls her punches. So come for her cynicism. And stay for the subversion. - Podcasting


Times for the Times

Times and comments on the Times crossword from a team of solvers An all-purpose puzzle blog


Diary of a Crossword Fiend


Make Puzzles and Use your Own Words: Word Searches, Crossword Puzzles, and much more!


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News of the World - Online Edition


The things we tell ourselves inside our heads may be a form of self sabotage (

Mental Traps is André Kukla’s immensely enjoyable and down-to-earth catalogue of the everyday blunders we make in our thinking habits, how these traps can affect our entire lives, and what we can do about it.

Ever find yourself putting off even relatively minor tasks because of the many other little jobs that you’d have to tackle first? Or spending far too much time worrying about things you can’t change? Or living for the future, not for today? Truth is, we all do — and we all recognize that sometimes our ways of thinking just aren’t productive. When it comes to our daily lives, we often laugh off habits like procrastination as being human nature and just resolve to approach things differently next time. Or, when the issues facing us are enormous or traumatic, we might recognize that we’re dwelling on our problems, or otherwise spending our time on fruitless thinking, but have no idea how to get out of that miserable rut. Either way, it takes up a lot of our mental energy.

But as André Kukla makes clear in Mental Traps, what we don’t recognize — or at least admit to ourselves! — is how thinking unproductively about even the smallest elements of everyday life can mount up and keep us from being happy, from living life to the fullest. For what appear to be minor lapses are actually “habitual modes of thinking that disturb our ease, waste enormous amounts of our time, and deplete our energy without accomplishing anything of value for us or anyone else.” So whether we’re dealing with how to attain our major career goals or deciding when to serve the salad course at dinnertime, the end results can be much the same: readily identifiable patterns of wasteful thinking. These, in Kukla’s view, are the mental traps.



PERSISTENCE. Continuing to work on projects that have lost their meaning to us. This trap is often regarded by our society as a value. Example: Watching a bad television program to the end because since we've started it we should finish it.

AMPLIFICATION. Working harder than necessary to achieve something. The means exceed what's required. Example: Rehearsing a speech so many times it becomes dull.

FIXATION. Otherwise known as "killing time." Progress toward a certain goal is blocked. We continue to attend to a task that doesn't need attention. Example: Everything's ready for an 8 p.m. party, but it's 7:30. Instead of doing chores that need attention, we watch the clock for arrivals.

REVERSION. Otherwise known as the "I should have" disease. Our plans have fallen through but we continue to think about them to the point of obsession. Example: We plan to see a film, and arrive at the theatre in time, only to find it cancelled. Whatever else we do, our thoughts constantly revert to the movie we didn't see.

ANTICIPATION. We begin a task too soon. This trap opens up the door to overwork. Example: We're waiting for a letter of either rejection or acceptance and we already have two manufactured responses. If we had waited until the letter actually came, we would only have had to work half as much.

RESISTANCE. Also known as the "let me just" disease. Our attention gets diverted, but we try to hold on to our familiar course of action. Example: We're grading papers while knowing we have to get to the store before it closes. Instead of letting the marking wait, we tell ourselves that we only have a couple left, we can rush to finish them. By the time we get to the store it's closed. We pay the price for resisting change.

PROCRASTINATION. We decide to get something done, but have an incredible amount of difficulty in starting it. Example: We have to write a report, but we first organize our papers, then we clean our entire desk, and then do stretching. We have distracted ourselves from our primary task.

DIVISION. Trying to do two things that require our attention together. Example: We are in the middle of a conversation while solving a financial problem. Neither task is given proper focus.

ACCELERATION. Acting faster than the pace which is most advantageous to our task. Example: We try to fix a broken pipe in such a rush that it immediately breaks again. All our work has gone to waste, because we rushed.

REGULATION. Instead of letting impulse guide us, we adjust our behaviour to what we think is proper. Example: It's 6 p.m. and we eat dinner, because it's "dinner-time", regardless of whether we're hungry.

FORMULATION. We think or say something simply because it seems to be true. Example: We're watching a sunset and feel the need to say, "what a beautiful sunset." We are not content to just enjoy it.


Patrick Murphy for Congress 2006 (D:PA:08) | Official Blog


Book Review Podcasts - New York Times


The Accidental Russophile - Topics on Russia & the former Soviet Union


Meet the Press, online at MSNBC

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