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This is the archive page for the month [November 2003]; below you should see headlines and summaries of all entries found here from that month. Click the appropriate link at each to read the entire entry.

CSI: St. Charles. | November 27, 2003
For those who don't know, my dad is a political-science professor at one of the community colleges here in the St. Louis area. As part of one of these classes he teaches, he takes his students out on a total...

Greetings from beautiful St. Charles, Missouri. | November 24, 2003
Yes, that's right, it's the holidays once again (Thanksgiving, for all you international readers - a particularly strange holiday here in America that simultaneously celebrates family and the white man's kicking of the Native Americans' asses), which means I'm back...

Yes, okay, I'm moving the website! | November 19, 2003
I know, I know, ever since mid-October or so my Geocities site has been "browning out" (shutting down temporarily) three or four times a day, mostly because my readership almost doubled because of my German book tour and my crappy...

The Wachowski Brothers cash it in. | November 17, 2003
My friend Garth took me to see The Matrix: Revolutions this weekend - and don't worry, I won't be giving away anything about the plot in today's entry. No, the point I want to make about the movie is simply...

Looking for love in all the wrong places. | November 14, 2003
I went on a blind date earlier this week, which went...oh, well enough, I suppose, but without a single romantic spark igniting the entire time. In fact, the same could be said of the ten or twelve formal "dates" I've...

Perpetual war. | November 12, 2003
Ever since I got back from Germany, I've been spending a lot of time thinking about how America treats its foreign neighbors, especially during this so-called "war on terrorism" we're currently embroiled in. I don't really have anything to report...

It was a pretty good weekend. | November 10, 2003
I mean, sure, I don't have anything too significant to report, but it was pretty fun nonetheless. On Friday I spent a good seven or eight hours at Borders, poring through the graphic design section of the store, trying to...

More post-tour plans, plus thoughts on being a Euroweenie. | November 7, 2003
On Wednesday I was talking here about the various goals I want to accomplish over the next year, partly inspired by the trip I just took to Germany; reading through it the next day, I realized that I had mentioned...

Post-tour depression; post-tour excitement. | November 5, 2003
I'll admit, there's a part of me this week that's sad to be back in Chicago after such an exciting tour of Germany last month, just as there's always a little part of me that's sad to be back after...

Goodbye Germany. Hello Chicago. | November 3, 2003
So here I am, back in Chicago, after a harrowing 19 straight hours of traveling on Halloween a couple of days ago. By the way, every bad thing you've ever heard about international flights is true; it really is its...