I have been blog tagged by Paul Greenberg

Posted: December 19, 2006 in Current Affairs

I have been blog tagged by Paul Greenberg

There is apparently a game going on around the blogosphere in which bloggers tell five things about themselves that you probably don’t know and then tag five other bloggers to do the same.  And the game goes on.  This will require discovering some new skills to link others and it will also require me to find five other bloggers.  Hmmmmmm…..

First the easy part.  Five things.

1.      I have been a parent for 17 years.  My wife and I call it being in the baby tunnel.  Though it has been a long time since we dealt with diapers, it certainly has changed how I interface with the world.  I recently discovered that I know almost nothing about popular culture, fashion, art, music.

2.      My kids aren’t much help.  They’re Jazz musicians, been that way from the get-go.  The benefits associated with this are huge—they have introduced me to John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, a guy named Cannonball, and a lot more.  I love them for it.  Down side though is that I don’t know anything about current music.  My dog’s name is Jaz.

3.      The last novel I read was The English Patient and I long to find fiction about something larger than a few people’s feelings, which usually make me feel a little creepy, or another murder mystery.  That’s gotta be a resolution for 2007.

4.      I love reading op-ed pages.  I also like reading magazines like The New Yorker, The Economist, Wired and would love to write for any of them.

5.      I give myself weird projects to research.  Recently I looked up nuclear fusion.  The other day I was thinking about the Hundred Years War and then remembered there was a Thirty-years War too, and then I thought about the disastrous 20th Century, and it all made me wonder why there has never been a Hundred Years Peace.  My hypothesis is that there has never been a clinical approach to peace.  We plan and execute every detail of war but when it comes to peace we simply try to stop war but we don’t plan and execute peace.  Anyhow this is probably too deep for blog tag but check back in a year and maybe I’ll have some answers.  Or more questions.

Now the hard part: five more bloggers…uh…truth is I don’t know any

So, what did you think?

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