Saturday, December 8, 2007


Just came across an interesting site out of Australia called It's dedicated to discussions of . . . those things we all learned from our mothers are not discussed in polite company . . . sex . . . religion . . . politics. According to their masthead, they have been "provoking the herd since 2002," and warn, "Your sacred cow is in mortal danger."

Amazing what serendipitous stuff one encounters via a Google search. Anyway, here's a tidbit about the travails of a schoolteacher in Sudan who allowed her students to name a teddy bear "Mohammed." Seems she was supposed to be publicly flogged and jailed for a year but they are letting her off with 15 days and deportation.

Its all about the morals being taught to the children, you understand. As a Sudanese local said, "She is a teacher and should be teaching her pupils to be respectful and have morals but instead she is doing the opposite."

Brings to mind Ron Hodges, Rep. Stanley Torres, and the members of the House of Representatives who supported the resolution. See! This is actually important. It is imperative keep our standards up to those of the Sudan!

Friday, October 19, 2007

First Post

I'm creating this blog as a place to collect interesting things as I surf the web from Saipan -- hence the name Sai-Treking Web Adventure (the simple blog address "webadventure" not being available).

This first now is a YouTube video of Van Morrison. Today I surfed through a site that had this as its "song of the day," so I googled it up and selected this video from the results. I was introduced to Van Morrison's music by a young lady more than 30 years ago during my college years. I still have a very fine album -- on vinyl -- but unfortunately no turntable to play it on. Over the years, I have not followed his music, but I am delighted now to see that he is one of these enduring performers. Like me, he has aged, but he is still at it -- plugging away, living life for love and doing what he does best. Or as Walt Goodridge would say, following his passion.