Posts tagged “Pirates”

In Order Categorical

In Order Categorical

I am the very model of a modern major-general.

A Paradox

Every leap year…

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

I have to admit that I was a huge fan of the West Wing. I thought it was “the most intelligent show on television“. The last season (or was it two?) though — after Aaron Sorkin stopped writing — it really jumped the shark. I was still pretty sad to see it go. I have


Now this is groovy. Pith and Vinegar lets you add your own quote to the page. How nifty is that? I added my favorite: “Always act upon the dictates of your conscience my boy, and chance the consequences!” – The Pirate King from The Pirates of Penzance

What Is This? is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


You can read dozens of essays and articles and find hundreds of links to other sites with stories and information about Ernest Hemingway in The Hemingway Collection.