Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Democratic Primary map-interactive goodness

I found this really cool interactive democratic primary map (there's one for the republicans too) at The New York Times website. It breaks down each state by county as well. I don't know how accurate the information is, but the visuals sure beat looking at just plain numbers in my opinion! The site also has some other neat interactive features for other information such as super delegate lists (including quotes) and voting schedules.

Let's not forget who's running this circus...

I love that the audience in the background is the figure in Edward Munch's The Scream.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A South Side Spring

Spring has finally arrived on the South Side!

I took the opportunity yesterday to check out the section of the South Side Trail extending from the Hot Metal Bridge to where it ends near a concrete factory. 2 1/2 miles out and 2 1/2 back. I stopped to sit on a rock to read and take in the scenery, with no rush to leave. That is, until the cold breeze became more than I could stand sitting still.

Aside from the occasional train that roared past, it was pretty peaceful. I'll have to do more of this impromptu riding as the days grow nicer.

Which makes me wonder: Do days grow? Would a day in the middle of summer be 6' 5" whereas a winter day would be 4' 8"? Does a day have a personality to which niceness can be attributed? Does niceness grow much like leaves grow on trees?

Hmm, I'll have to think about that for a while...