car·riage re·turn

n. the lever or mechanism on a typewriter that would cause the cylinder on which the paper was held (the carriage) to return to the left margin of the page

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Good evening,I’m Wyl. Tim has the night off.

Tim’s taking the rest of the week off,so I’m going to try to fill in for him a bit. It’s finals week for me here in Madison,which means I’m not going to go link crazy,but I thought I’d at least keep the chair warm for Tim until he’s back.

Time Magazine Read on…

In which I am in disbelief of my own convictions.

I came to the most disconcerting realization this weekend,one I will share with you in a paragraph or two. First,some brief context:

I’m against the war in Iraq. I recently joined the IVAW after many months of deliberation. As a member of the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR),it’s not a decision Read on…

Where,oh where,has my little nuke gone? Oh where,oh where can it be?

The Washington Post ran a rather lengthy article two days ago which ran under the headline “Missteps in the Bunker”in an attempt to demystify the US Air Force’s apparent misplacement of a few nuclear warheads. Written by Joby Warnick and Walter Pinkus,the gist of the piece is that the Bermuda Triangle descended Read on…

Let the Train Blow the Whistle When I Go –A Farewell to Chuck Hagel

In years past the term “maverick”was ascribed to Sen. John McCain of Arizona for his willingness to break ranks with fellow Republicans,cross the aisle,and vote with the opposition on issues such as gun control and financial/taxation legislation. Though McCain has a historically strong conservative voting record (82.3% lifetime rating from the American Read on…