time, towers, and tubas

December 29, 2001

Quote of the Moment
"I wish it need not have happened in my time."
"So do I, and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
--Frodo and Gandalf, Lord of the Rings. Saw that the other night with Mo's brother Dan. Pretty cool flick. I find this advice really comforting, especially in troubled times like this. Of course when I think back, I'm not sure if this time is as troubling as, say, World War II, not to mention stuff like the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Link of the Moment
This slate.com article suggests maybe Osama had beef with the WTC's neo-Islamic architecture. Face it pal, we're a co-opting culture; that's our strength.

Image of the Moment
Me and Toni, the tuba section at dear old Euclid High. I've always liked the weird swagger in this picture. Toni, write me some e-mail, don't just leave little cryptic things in my guestbook!