Category Archives: Blasts from the past

A week late, but happy blogiversary to me

On April 22nd, 2001, I started this blog. The first pages were hand-coded HTML. I was so green I didn’t know that permalinks were simply anchors on the page, so the first few months there were no individual post links. … Continue reading

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The Missionary position

Found this while looking for something on my site. It’s from September 17, 2003. The missionary position I’m pretty sure I terrified a young, just-out-of-missionary school Mormon this afternoon. I heard a soft knock on my door and voices, leading … Continue reading

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Retrieving XyWrite files

Yep, that’s what I’m going to be doing this week–retrieving files I wrote using XyWrite, which was a fabulous word processing program written by some of the guys that brought you Atex, the typesetting system I learned in the early … Continue reading

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Happy 10th

I have written before about my evolution as a blogger. But that was mostly a history of the media I used. Not the activism I practiced. I guess it started in 1987, when I got my first letter to the … Continue reading

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Why is Meryl looking back?

You might have noticed that I’ve been putting up posts from my past. That’s because in April, this blog will celebrate its tenth anniversary. I’ve been blogging since before Instapundit—since before anyone in the current JBlogosphere, in fact. And this … Continue reading

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And now a word

This post was originally published on March 9, 2002. Shortly before that, I was discussing how awesome it was to get several hundred visits a day. Adil Farooq and Glenn Reynolds (Adil first, then Glenn) were responsible for getting me … Continue reading

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My first Blogathon

In the summer of 2002, I had just moved to Richmond, VA, and was talked into taking part in the Blogathon, a 24-hour blog-posting marathon designed to raise money for the charity of your choice. This was my 10:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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A question for the relativists

This post was first published on April 2, 2002. It occurs to me that I need one simple question answered, and only one. Let’s for the moment drop all of my arguments about the Palestinian suicide bombings, the refugee problems; … Continue reading

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Arafat phone transcripts revealed!

This was first posted on March 30, 2002, during the seige of Arafat’s headquarters in Ramallah. Eat your heart out, Drudge. Glenn, ya snooze, ya lose. Yourish.com has obtained the actual transcripts of Yasser Arafat’s phone calls to world leaders … Continue reading

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Yes, I am a Jew, Part 2

This post was originally posted on March 10, 2002. (It’s the post that started my schism with my left-leaning blog circle of that time.) About a week and a half ago, I found a brief mention of my first essay … Continue reading

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Yes, I am a Jew

This post was first published on February 27, 2002 For the past couple of months, I’ve noticed that Qatar turns up regularly in my web stat demographics. It may be a spider; it may be a spammer using someone else’s … Continue reading

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Men are a different species

This post was originally published on January 26, 2002. A couple of days ago, I was in the lunchroom at work, standing in line to pay for my purchase. I work at a college. You need to know that, because … Continue reading

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Professor Emeritus Moshé Machover, logic and politics

I have stumbled on a new year gift of a kind in the Guardian. It’s a letter by professor Emeritus Moshé Machover, grandly titled “Israel, Jews and the peace process”. The letter is relatively short and is worth reading in … Continue reading

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Snowy Calvinism

In honor of the east coast’s recent deluge of snow, Transterrestial Musings points out a relevant collection of Calvin and Hobbes cartoons. Some people were inspired to follow Calvin’s lead. I suppose I could do without the red food coloring. … Continue reading

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Twinsday

This post was originally published on May 19, 2004. The twins are now in second grade, and Twinsday is no more. (It’s been replaced by Gaming Lunch With Sarah, of which I will write more later.) There’s a new day … Continue reading

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