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Wu-Tang Clan Beatles Mashup

I love the Beatles. They literally changed my life when I was a punk kid in Mullins, SC. On the new Wu-Tang Clan album due out later this fall, there’s an interesting track that samples the famous (and lovely) Beatles song "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" which appeared on The White Album. I’ve been hearing a good deal about all of the negotiations that went into making this possible and supposedly the Wu Tang album …

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Cloth Diaper Dad

I just purchased the domain name “ClothDiaperDad.com” since Anna and I are going the cloth diaper route. I’m not sure how I’ll use it, but thought it would be fun as a place to share learning moments and the inevitable mistakes (blowouts?!?) that will come with the use of cloth diapers. BTW, we’re using BumGenius brand… they work great so far (of course we don’t have a baby just yet… should be soon!): bumGenius

Speaking At Blog World Expo

I’ll be co-presenting at this year’s Blog Wolrd Expo with Stephanie Agresta on Friday Nov 9. This looks like it’s going to be a great show with people such as Leo Laporte, Dave Taylor and my pal Jim Kukral attending and presenting. If you’re in the Las Vegas area or looking for a reason to head to Vegas in November, I can’t think of a better place to be to learn all about blogging! Blog …

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Ashurnasirpal

I recently found a replica of one of my favorite pieces of art and history, the statue of Ashurnasirpal II in the round from the Temple of Ishtar. Ashurnasirpal was the ruler of Assyria in the 9th Century BCE and a very interesting historical figure. My little book published by Yale University Press last year (Asia Has Claims Upon New England) was about the artwork in his palace in Nineveh as well as the journey …

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Full and Partial Feeds

For some reason, samharrelson.com is publishing partial feeds. I hate partial feeds, so I’m working on a fix.  I’ve set everything to full feeds in both WordPress and Feedburner (which powers the feed here), but still no luck. I’ll figure it out, so bear with me.

Imagining Jesus

I came across this almost startling image of Jesus on the Roman Army Talk forum… What is so fascinating about this image is Jesus’ representation in full Roman soldier garb.  I haven’t come across many of these types of representations of full Jesus as soldier in my studies. However, this isn’t an ancient phenomenon.  We have always imagined Jesus in our own image:

Automatic WordPress Upgrade Plugin

if you’re a WordPress user, this is an invaluable plugin: WordPress Automatic Upgrade is a plugin that automatically upgrades your wordpress version to the latest files provided by wordpress.org using the 5 steps provided in the wordpress upgrade instructions. WordPress Automatic Upgrade plugin | Techie Buzz

How To Cook Chicken Bog

Last Fall, I made a post with detailed instructions on how to make “chicken bog” in the Mullins, SC fashion. Here’s my Flickr set from my latest batch of chicken bog this week. Try it out and enjoy!

Brewgrass 2007

Brewgrass is a fantastic annual festival held here in Asheville, NC. As you can tell from the name, the main focus of the festival is combining great micro-brews from across the US with bluegrass music. I highly recommend if you’re into either of those noble pursuits. Here’s a quick vid I took at the festival yesterday:

Pregnancy Photos

Anna and I had our formal pregnancy photos made by the incredible Keri Beth Livingston.  If you live in Asheville and need a quality photographer, she’s your person. Our photos are all up on my Flickr account, so head over there to see the entire series.

New Blog Theme

New theme… what do you think? I rather like it (alot). Sam Harrelson

Won’t My Moleskine Please Come Home?

I realized too late that I had left my latest Moleksine notebook on a flight from Charlotte, NC to Dallas, TX. I’m praying some kind soul finds the notebook and sends it home or calls me (via the info I put on the first page). That would restore my faith in humanity.  Please work.  Moleskine

Visiting Dura Europos

I look forward to visiting Dura Europos myself one day.  Here’s a fun travel-logue by a traveler:  Dura Europos was certainly the most attractive archaeological site I visited in Syria. A ruined citadel sits atop a ridge overlooking the river and a large city wall that is still defined in several places bounds the entire site. Numerous temple remains dot the site but virtually nothing remains of any of them, with the notable exception of …

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Hard Day’s Night

I’ve been working like a dog lately (mostly on ReveNews). Looking forward to things calming down next week so that I can enjoy life again on a full night’s rest. xkcd – A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language – By Randall Munroe

iPod Touch

want…  iPod touch first hands-on – Engadget

Reasons to Love Asheville

Sidewalk existentialism (or nihilism? or optimism?) from the great Ashevegas blog. Socrates would be in Asheville if he were still around. Ashvegas – Journal – Good question

Chupacabra Found??

Chupacabras are a popular part of the (fascinating) cryptozoology scene.  This looks more like a coyote or feral dog to me, but I’m no expert… But the roadkill she found last month outside her ranch was a new one even for her, worth putting in a freezer hidden from curious onlookers: Canion believes she may have the head of the mythical, bloodsucking chupacabra. Has a Mythical Beast Turned Up in Texas? – AOL News

Money Means More than Our Nation’s Health to Some Republicans

Thanks, Bush…  In an attempt to raise the nation’s historically low rate of breast-feeding, federal health officials commissioned an attention-grabbing advertising campaign a few years ago to convince mothers that their babies faced real health risks if they did not breast-feed. It featured striking photos of insulin syringes and asthma inhalers topped with rubber nipples. Plans to run these blunt ads infuriated the politically powerful infant formula industry, which hired a former chairman of the …

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New ReveNews

The new ReveNews site is slowly resolving across the interwebs. You can even email me at my new (mostly) default email addy: sam@revenews.com Official re-launch of ReveNews on Monday.  ReveNews

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