March 8th, 2012

Alice

cruising along

M. is still recovering. I mean, she's definitely improved, but the story of the week has been that she's not at 100%, so I am doing my best to keep her comfortable.

Z. got her report card. As before, she's acing the academics, doing OK with the work-habits stuff. Room for improvement, but she's nine, so I only expect so much. Homework is actually turning into work for her now, so time to start building those good habits I never quite learned, heh.

Not much else going on? I've turned all kinds of boring. Sneaking out this Saturday to hit a gaming convention in lovely downtown Lancaster, PA. Just a day trip up to check it out, scour the dealers' room, etc. Having been to the city before for another con, I know there's not much else to do up there, but should be a fun trip nonetheless.

And Z. is taking part in some St. Patty's Day parade on Sunday, with her dance club-group. Logistics are proving... thorny, but she was excited by the prospect, so here we are.

News

Education, split-screen, and the gorilla genome

THURSDAY NEWS:
* Education should be a bigger issue in the presidential campaign.
* The White House moves to regain control of terrorism detainee rights.
* Speaking out against a war with Iran.
* How to win people over on gay marriage.
* By the numbers: Santorum can't win.
* Republicans are losing ground on birth control.
* "The split-screen strategy is just the latest reminder of how crucial a skill news manipulation is in the modern White House."
* Director James Cameron gets closer to reaching the depths of the Mariana Trench.
* Scientists sequence the gorilla genome, finishing out the great apes.
* Boo. Raleigh's guerrilla wayfinding signs rules illegal.