# (1) 15 Apr 2007, 09:03AM: Whew:
Yesterday was my last all-day Saturday class of the semester. Now, just a terrible three-week push to the final classes/presentations/papers and I'll have a summer "off" (only working full-time).
John and Susie, I'm sorry I called and possibly woke you yesterday afternoon! Hope you're doing well.
# (1) 15 Apr 2007, 09:27AM: MC Masala(s) on O'Neill, Past, and Atrocity:
A short version and a longer version, which makes more sense, of my column this week.
April 19, 1995, was the day of the Oklahoma City bombing. I was alive for that one. I was in rehearsal for my school's spring musical, "Oklahoma!" No, I am not kidding. We put a donation box in the lobby and awkwardly carried on.
Another April atrocity that I know about: April 13, 1919, the massacre at Jallianwala Bagh. In the north Indian city of Amritsar, in retaliation for protests a few days earlier, the British opened fire on hundreds, if not thousands, of unarmed Indians who were celebrating a religious festival.
# (1) 15 Apr 2007, 11:15PM: This Is Ridiculous:
I am now one connection away from Teresa and Patrick Nielsen Hayden via something like four different acquaintances and friends. This includes someone I've worked with, someone who's had me sleep at her house as a guest, and someone I met today on the subway because she was reading the Mark Haddon book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. If this trend continues, we will end up colleagues or related or something.