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Achenblog: July 16, 2006 - July 22, 2006

From the Archives: Weighty Summer Reading

[By J.A., originally ran the afternoon of Aug. 30 on washingtonpost.com.] Weighty Summer Reading The Rough Draft Book Club this month has picked Bernard Bailyn's "Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 21, 2006; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (122)
 
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Pointy Bird on Google Memory, ScienceTim on guitars

[Blogger on vacation, boodlers have the run of the place. Hilarity ensues.] Google Memory By Pointy Bird (a lurker) Watching the World Cup final (pre-headbutt), the appearance of Italian player Luca Toni brought several things to mind: 1. Only having...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 21, 2006; 6:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (84)
 
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CowTown and RD Padouk: Handy Guys

[Two guest kits of a similar theme. The first is by RD Padouk, the second by CowTown.] The Swimming Pool By RD Padouk My troubles began, as such troubles often do, with a simple request. My wife wanted me to...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 20, 2006; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (222)
 
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L.A. Lurker: Russian Made Easy

By L.A. Lurker Learning a foreign language is an exciting challenge, an intense bonding experience with classmates and a great way to open your horizons to other cultures. It can also be a source of major trauma when you choose...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 19, 2006; 7:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (146)
 
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Error Flynn: Plan For Error

By Error Flynn We Americans are an optimistic lot; we plan for success, say "failure is not an option", and want an employee with a can-do attitude so the plans of their superiors are not messed up by inconvenient "facts...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 18, 2006; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (174)
 
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Jack Treveiler: Old Stuff

[The blogger is gone, so the boodlers take over.] Old Stuff By: Jack Treveiler An appreciation for old things is gleaned from experience, beginning as a child. My first experiences with such archaic objects came with the use of my...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 17, 2006; 6:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (133)
 
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