This concludes our 2009 celebration of this blog's Three Year Anniversary, wherein, in a special section called Three Years Ago, we re-posted posts from Three Years Ago, exactly three years later, to the minute. Three years ago was a sparse time for www.itwaslost.org, what follows was the only post in December 2006. In celebration of this community weblog's four year anniversary, all thru 2010, we will be publishing posts from exactly Three Years Ago...! (2007 might be a more fun year to repost from anyway. Till next time. -ed.)
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2006 20:17:33 -0800 (PST)
From: "James W____ firstname.lastname@example.org
To: "Gerald Nick Nelson" email@example.com, "James Quill" firstname.lastname@example.org
And it is, all in all, a pretty good show. There is a tendency, at least among journalists, to take Mr. Gibson as either a monster or a genius, a false choice that he frequently seems intent on encouraging. Is he a madman or a visionary? Should he be shunned or embraced? Censured or forgiven?
-A.O.Scott, N.Y.Times review of Apocalypto
His life was what it was. Because children grow up, we think a child's purpose is to grow up. But a child's purpose is to be a child.
-Tom Stoppard, Shipwreck (The Coast of Utopia, Part II)