Archive for January, 2009

What Type is Your Blog?

January 30, 2009

Here’s an interesting tool that will analyze the language from a blog and assign it a Myers-Briggs personality indicator.

Mine came out a “Doer” (ENTP).  [Go figure!]

The active and playful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities.

The Doers are happiest with action-filled work which craves their full attention and focus. They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following it through. They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for any period of time.

Spartans Rolling!

January 29, 2009
Tom Izzo talking with Travis Walton

Tom Izzo talking with Travis Walton

They never trailed, and they have now won 13 out of their last 14 (since their loss to North Carolina on December 3rd).  They now have five consecutive Big Ten road victories and remain atop the Big Ten Conference at 7-1 (17-3 overall).  Go Green!  They certainly seem to have regained their focus a bit after their embarrassing loss to Northwestern last week (AT HOME!).  Oh well, the joys of college basketball.  As January draws to a close, we keep inching closer and closer to March — the Madness awaits. 

Minnesota managed to help the Spartans out tonight by defeating  Illinois (who had been only one game behind the Spartans).   Purdue remains the only team one game behind.  Michigan State will get two chances at Purdue later in the season . . . their destiny is in their own hands . . . they are in the driver’s seat . . . Go Green!

Time for Another Hood!

January 28, 2009
As The Crow Medicine Flies

As The Crow Medicine Flies

Having recently received a comment from Breiana Miller, Larry Hood’s granddaughter, I thought it fitting to post yet another one of Larry’s pieces from my collection. 



January 27, 2009

It has been quite some time since I’ve posted a quip from , so here goes.  And, considering that I’ve recently returned from the SLA Leadership Summit, a somewhat relevant example on how NOT to lead.  Enjoy!


Happy Birthday Mozart!

January 27, 2009

Did you know that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (one of the world’s greatest composers)  was born today (in 1756) in Salzburg, Austria?  By the age of 5 he coud both read and write music!

“Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body.”

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes

New Discovery!

January 26, 2009

I have discovered yet another Native American Artist who paints in the style of Larry Hood!  Quanah Parker Burgess.  Quanah commented on one of my previous posts:

“I am also a comanche painter and paint in this style. Also grew up wanting to paint like the Hood brothers ,now me and my brother are professional artists as well. We are from the same band of Comanches (Quahada) and was related to Rance through marriage at one time.” 

I checked out his website, and, I like his style too!

Alas, so many great painters, so little wall space.

Detective Blogs?

January 26, 2009

For those of you who love a good mystery, here’s a compilation of “detective” blogs — blogs of real police detectives, private detectives, British detectives, true crime detectives, and even some fictional detectives.




January 25, 2009
Dowtown Eureka Springs

Dowtown Eureka Springs

This weekend, I managed to get away to the northwest corner of Arkansas — the Eureka Springs vacinity — to visit some friends who had recently retired to the area.  It had been more than twenty years since my last (only) visit, but the small town charm and quaintness of this Victorian village seemed to be just as I remembered it.

View of the Ozarks from the Deck

View of the Ozarks from the Deck

 Of course January  is the “off-season,” but we managed to stroll through many of the galleries (in search of off-season bargains) and had a wonderful time.    I managed to get through the weekend without purchasing anything (though I was tempted on several occasions).  There is a big art festival in May . . . I  just “may” have to return in a more “prepared to purchase” frame of mind.  Woe is me!

Here are some photos of the the views from my friends’ cabin.


Presidential Smack?

January 23, 2009

How industrious! 

JANUARY 23–Add heroin to the scores of products that have been branded with President Barack Obama’s name. Cops in upstate New York this week broke up a drug ring that allegedly sold heroin under several brand names, including “Obama.” As seen in Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office photos, the president’s surname was stamped in red ink on small glassine wrappers that were peddled by street dealers. Investigators arrested five suspects for their alleged roles in the narcotics distribution activity. The branding of illicit drugs is a favorite of pushers, who have previously sold bin Laden heroin, Harry Potter Ecstasy, bricks of Teletubbies cocaine, and green-tinted crack in recognition of St. Patrick’s Day.


Arrest, Long Overdue?

January 23, 2009
Wow, this is a bit of a stretch, even for me.
INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman has been arrested after police said she failed to return a library book.

Shelly Koontz, 39, was arrested Thursday night on a fifth-degree theft charge. She is accused of keeping “The Freedom Writers Diary,” which she checked out from the public library in nearby Jesup in April.

Police say the book — which is about a high school teacher’s effort to inspire students to write — is valued at $13.95.

Court records show library employees tried repeatedly to contact Koontz by phone and mail. A police officer even visited her home last September.

Officials at the Buchanan County jail say Koontz was released after posting $250 bond. No telephone listing for Koontz could be found in the Independence area.