Dallas Archives

January 2, 2008

Deep In The Heart Of Texas

While the Albuquerque airport struck me quite modest in scope, the Dallas-Fort Worth complex is sprawling, with multiple terminals. I am on a layover for a couple of hours until my flight to Hartford. I'm still dragging a bit, but feeling worlds better than yesterday afternoon.

Indy 4 Preview


The new Vanity Fair has a cover story and exclusive photos about Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. Click here to see the online version.

December 12, 2009



Made it into Dallas last night and took a shuttle to the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center, a mammoth complex right near the airport. I am attending my fourth National Athletic Directors Conference in the past four years (the others were in Anaheim and Nashville). Since I'm only here until first thing Monday morning, and I'll be engaged in a trio of four-hour mini-courses as well as other sessions in that time, plus I don't have a car, it's unlikely I will get out of this place to see anything else in Dallas. So I could well be anywhere in the country right now; the city itself doesn't register in my plans. Of course, there is a slew of restaurants and other diversions here in the convention/hotel complex, so I'll be living in the convention bubble this weekend, I guess.

Go Figure!

I would not have expected this: only 60% of the visitors to this blog are from the United States. 4% are from Canada and another 4% are from the U.K., and the rest are from around the globe.

December 13, 2009

A Failure Of Technology


The home page is supposed to be dynamic, since it's based on authentication. If the cookie reveals that it's me who has logged in, I should see different stuff than you do, based on my unique purchasing history. This is how the shopping site makes recommendations customized for each of us. So why am I bombarded with a big ad for the Kindle whenever I browse my way there? Shouldn't know I already own the device?

TV Nirvana


The sports-themed restaurant here in the hotel complex has about 30 big flat screen monitors spread all over and a 52-foot-wide megascreen on which you can watch nine broadcasts at once. A football lover's paradise on a Sunday afternoon!

Green Lantern On The Silver Screen


This image showed up while surfing the Web about a week ago: Ryan Reynolds suited up as Green Lantern. I suppose the makers of this flick are hoping to capture a little of the mojo that propelled Iron Man to impressive heights, both critically and commercially.

Far From The Festival


This afternoon I am missing the Festival Of Lessons And Carols back home at Choate in the Seymour St. John Chapel. This nativity program of readings and sacred music--an academic tradition that started at King's College, Cambridge--always puts me into the spirit of the season.

December 14, 2009

Say It Ain't So, Joe


No great surprise that Connecticut's junior senator is causing more trouble on health care reform, yesterday abandoning the Democratic Party's compromise agreement on the public option/Medicare angle.

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