Thus revealed, the creature buried its nose in the tire-tilled soil...
February 17, 2004
Old editorials on a subject I hate.
Category: Serious

Given the discussion that's raging on in Amanda's blog -- and given that I'm really averse to writing a new and lengthy essay on the subject -- I figured I'd post a few older articles with related content. So here we go. The more recent of these is "On Diversity.", which I wrote shortly after last summer's Supreme Court decisions regarding race-based affirmative action. The older one, "E-mails & Diversity & Assumptions -- Oh My!", was written during my time as a staff writer for The Voice, an upstart student publication at Yale. It seems to be defunct now. I should e-mail the guys who ran it just to say hi, but I probably won't. 😉

(Note: Unlike most of my links, the editorials won't open in a new window, because they're only one page and link directly back to the blog. Just a heads up!)

This topic is filling me with frustration, which means I may end up working on my story in a bit. Fingers crossed!

-posted by Wes | 9:51 am | Comments (0)
February 16, 2004
Meh.
Category: Serious

I'm really tired right now -- just wanted to make a brief post before I take a nap and maybe don't wake up until morning. Or something.

Amanda's latest post is about the a "Whites-Only Scholarship" offered by a student group at Roger Williams University. There's quite a discussion going on in her blog, and despite the fact that I really hate these discussions, I threw in my two cents in a couple of posts, which I've pasted below: (more...)

-posted by Wes | 11:00 pm | Comments (0)
February 15, 2004
.htaccess crap, ebay and ENOUSAI, and SC needs a Super Turtle!
Category: Miscellany

Apologies to anyone who tried to visit the site between 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM tonight -- I was mucking around with the .htaccess file again to see if I couldn't set the log file not to record image requests. Sadly, that endeavor was a failure, but I did make it so that all people typing "scary-crayon.com" into their browsers get redirected to "www.scary-crayon.com", in addition to simplifying the image blocking script by a couple of lines. I can't figure out what went wrong with the log mods, though -- my guess is that the server won't let me mess with the log files, so all attempts to do so ended in error. After all, it won't let me delete them, so I can see why it wouldn't let me modify them. That really sucks. 🙁 (more...)

-posted by Wes | 12:04 pm | Comments (0)
February 14, 2004
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Category: Miscellany

Okay, so I'm kind of late with this -- everyone's probably off at their romantic dinners by now, or huddled on the couch with a bottle of vodka and a stack of dvds -- but here's the official Valentine's Day entry. Yesterday's poem was relevant, but this is the genuine article, folks.

YOU 'DA MUTANT! Happy Valentine's Day! :)

Yep! Happy Valentine's Day to (in no particular order)... (more...)

-posted by Wes | 6:12 pm | Comments (0)
February 13, 2004
A poem for Valentine’s Day!
Category: Miscellany

Okay, I promised a poem for Valentine's Day, so here we go -- I wrote this one in 2001 or so, I think, though I occasionally return to it and modify it slightly. "Railroad Spike" is based, in part, on the events of a flashback in the Buffy episode "Fool for Love", which aired during the fifth season, and it takes its title from the quote of one of the persons who, upon hearing Spike's poetry (before Spike became a vampire), remarked, "I'd rather have a railroad spike through my head than listen to that awful stuff!" (After being made a vampire, we can imagine that Spike did just that, for William, as he was known in life, earned the nickname "Spike" by torturing his victims with railroad spikes.) (more...)

-posted by Wes | 10:41 pm | Comments (0)
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