Friday was my last day working for Direct Holdings, the company that acquired Time-Life at the start of this year. My friend Jeff described the company's plans to continue without me as a traveshamockery. He uses that word often, though I wasn't sure if he means "travesty, sham, mockery". A quick consultation with Google confirmed this. But take a look at Google's traveshamockery top matches. Wikipedia's entry about Bush Doctrine is the most relevant page!

I rediscovered Submarine Bells by the NZ band, the Chills It's a cleaver pop album. The title track is quite exquisite. I must check out their later albums.