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Achenblog: September 24, 2006 - September 30, 2006

Oh To Be Old Again!

The best part of Back to School Night is that it eradicates any desire to be young again. I made the round of classes at the high school, and gradually figured out the bizarre numbering system of classrooms (room...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 29, 2006; 10:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Population Implosion

You can't get more than 10 minutes into a conversation about the environment or urban sprawl or resource depletion or oil wars or global warming or any other such fundamentally dire topic without someone suddenly announcing, "You know --...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 27, 2006; 8:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Writer's Block

Some readers are complaining that their comments are being "held for review" (that is, immolated) by the mysterious bot that examines comments and gets its knickers in a knot when it sees words like "esoteric." I have complained to...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 26, 2006; 8:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (227)
 
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Legacy Booster

[My column in the Sunday magazine.] Someday you will shuffle off this mortal coil, and your friends and loved ones will gather 'round to share their memories of you. Will they recall fondly a kind and loving person? Will...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 24, 2006; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (168)
 
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