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Israel's 12-day-old onslaught in Lebanon to cripple Hizbollah has claimed 355 lives, mostly civilians. Hizbollah attacks and rockets have killed 34 Israelis.

Envoys from three European countries hold talks in Israel later in the day ahead of the arrival of U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in an intensifying bout of diplomacy aimed at ending the fighting.

New York Times:
"The Bush administration is rushing precision-guided bombs to Israel at the Israelis’ request, American officials said. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she would go to Israel tomorrow and then meet Arab and European envoys in Italy."


Rueters article
NYT article


what a little daniel *could* have looked like

picture courtesy of aunt gigi's fast finger

when my boys are old enough to understand genetics (in a year or so), I'm sure that they will appreciate their good fortune in bypassing a few unfortunate traits that may have been passed along (like my 20/200 hypermyopia).

but for now, Daddy puts the "spectacular" in spectacle... and that's just fine with Will.

ps. did you see Isaac's haircut?


but i thought thomas the train was my friend!

pictures from some contest via boingboing.com

wow, wow, wow

you simply must view the "average home boy" rapper video demo.

I'm not sure if I ever seen anything like this.

As a side note, my big brother david -also a white middleclass, muscular, fruit-loop eater, was also rapping during this era. Of course I am not suggesting any kind of uncanny resemblance. But I will suggest, that if *some other person* were to make such a suggestions, I would not find it to be completely ludicrous.


great idea... ?

Do you think this is real?

I personally like Mark Twain's 20 year plan better.