praise for
days of naze


days of naze 

 

 

 

 

essays.

five good ones:

i blame them

the longest mile

my affair with a greek woman

pleasure victim

a night on the town

 

my old intro: an introduction

christening naze.net: i am naze

...

wish list

march 29, 2002

"The administration took money from the Energy Department's solar and renewable energy and energy conservation budgets to pay for the cost of printing its national energy plan."

George W. is on the opposite of side of just about every one of my policy positions. It's some small comfort to know that a plurality (thx to Alan for noting that it was a plurality, not a majority) of Americans voted against him. +7:44 PM

 

march 28, 2002

"...she subscribed to the idea of sisterhood, the belief that women enlightened by feminism would live and work together in perfect, nonhierarchical, mutually supportive solidarity."

Growing up in the 70's, I definitely was on the receiving end of this flavor of propaganda. Interesting book review over at Salon. This is their intro:

'In "Woman's Inhumanity to Woman," pioneering feminist Phyllis Chesler dares to talk about the ways women -- including famous feminists -- stab each other in the back.' +9:58 PM

 

David (my 5 year old son): "Look up my nose and see your future." +4:27 PM

 

march 25, 2002

My library says that you should have a choice between filtered and unfiltered Internet access. And they are right. The Federal government says that you must filter or you get no money. Multnomah County Library and the American Library Association are taking the Feds to court in Philadelphia today. Oregonians kicking ass for individual liberty. It won't be the first time. :-) +10:41 AM

 

march 24, 2002

In my face: DOH! That was ugly. We hung in there through three and a half quarters, but Kansas blew it open in the final minutes. They destroyed us inside. We were only in it because of our 3 pointers. Our two guards (The Lukes -- Ridnour and Jackson) easily had their worst games of the tournament. It was an exciting game to watch through the third quarter -- the pace was unbelievable. Congrats to the Jayhawks. I think you've got what it takes to go all the way. +1:59 PM

 

Elizabeth, your Jayhawks have had more than their fair share of basketball heartbreak over the last 10 years. I'm sorry that this year, it's our turn to do the heartbreaking. Yes, you've got Aaron Miles, a Portland native and that's going to make it a little bit tougher on us.

Still friends? +11:42 AM

 

march 23, 2002

my head, part 2

For a long time, I've wanted to cut all my hair off. It's been various lengths from slightly over the ear to real close on the sides and long on top. But other than that, the hair has been pretty much the same for 17 years. That's a long time. I'm not a big hair guy. Hmm. Let me rephrase that. I don't spend much time thinking about hair. Serviceable is the operative word.

Living within that narrow range left me feeling a little caged. For some reason, I let my idea of other people's expecations (my old job, family, friends) prevent me from doing something radical. Until this winter. El choppo. The lady at Supercuts did a fine job as she worked the length further and further down. It had a decent shape with a tiny bit of length on top. But I wasn't there for another short cut. I wanted to go all the way.

She called it a "3 and a 5" referring to the clipper setting (millimeters?). I felt as if a great weight had been lifted from me. It's strange how something so superficial can make such a difference. The boys were with me. Jack was a little freaked out. He's 8 and has never seen me in a crew cut. I explained that my parents cut my hair this short until I was 6 years old, but that didn't seem to provide him much comfort.

Very short hair goes great with my hat, which I've been wearing through Portland's long rain season. But, I can say this with confidence now: the ladies do not like the crew cut. Especially the lady I live with. I think the main issue is that it exposes something I've been noticing over the last 2 years -- I've been losing a lot of hair. +12:38 AM

 

march 22, 2002

Quack Attack: We took Texas to school in the first half and they nearly stole it from us in the final minute, but Oregon is a team of destiny. We face Kansas as one of the Elite Eight on Sunday. +10:55 PM

 

oregon-texas redux

A little more than a year ago, Oregon beat Texas in an amazing Holiday Bowl game that included a stunning flea flicker for a touchdown. Tonight the Ducks meet the Longhorns again in a high stakes game, but this time it's with the round ball. A classic Sweet Sixteen face-off with two teams that love to run. CBS at 5 p.m. Pacific. +11:37 AM

 

I make a point of not apologizing for what I put up on the site. I mean, it's my site, I pay to give it to you for free. Historically, sports have not been a signficant focus of the site. I know I've been posting a lot about University of Oregon football and basketball. So if you dig the site, but don't dig Oregon sports, my apologies. I promise a couple of other non-sports things later today. +11:21 AM

 

march 16, 2002

The Ducks held off Wake Forest with a 3 point clinic from Luke Ridnour. This guy is only a sophomore! Woo-ee! We're in the Sweet Sixteen now. I would have been disappointed if we hadn't made it this far, given our season, but we've got a team that could go deep into this tourney. Our guys shot better than 90% from the free throw line -- baby! +8:57 PM

 

march 14, 2002

Oregon won its first NCAA Tournament game in 42 years, handling Montana 81-62 this afternoon. Our guys are talented, they love to run and they are very humble. (I hear that ESPN TV plans to follow them throughout the tourney.) It's hard not to like these guys. We play Wake Forest 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Go Ducks! +5:24 PM

 

march 8, 2002

We Were Soldiers is a broken-glass-in-your-belly movie. The latter two-thirds of the film is a horrifying recreation of a real battle that took place in Vietnam, 27 years ago. The combatants on each side are portrayed with respect. The violence and savagry are unrelenting. It is war. And that's why it should be seen.

Some critique the dialogue as cliched or trite. Mostly I feel that this criticism is like going to the symphony and complaining about what they are wearing. It is a story of action, told well. +11:42 PM

 

march 6, 2002

"Fred was a yes in a world full of no."

Steven Amaya's stories are a gift that you should not refuse. +11:21 PM

 

march 5, 2002

Yes, I know I am a bad person for laughing at this joke. +9:58 PM

 

march 4, 2002

'Handicapped': new in the fray. The question: When have you disappointed yourself? My response. +9:30 PM

 

march 1, 2002

Last night, the Oregon Ducks beat USC to claim it's first PAC-10 conference championship in 57 years. The Saturday before, they beat Washington at the infamous Pit to go undefeated at home for the first time in 50 years.

This has been an amazing year for Oregon athletics. +9:09 PM

 

 

 

 

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May you never

be more active

than when you are doing

nothing.

-Cato

 

 

 

They may forget

what you said,

but they will never forget

how you made them

feel. 

-Carl W. Buehner

 

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