A year ago, I posted a microcosm of Geek of All Trades - a year in review post that summarized what had happened on GOAT in 2005 by excerpting just the first sentence of the very first blog post of each month of the year. Here is the 2006 edition of this Year of All Trades post, but I have to admit that last year's did a better job of conveying the condensed flavor of GOAT.
January: What better way to start the new year than with a dispatch from the Department of Dubiously Useful Skills?
February: One morning a few weeks ago, my usually indomitable friend J. turned to me with furrowed brow and said, fear edging her softened voice, "Do you think the United States is going to bomb Iran?"
March: Susie Bright is rightly depressed about the state of reproductive rights.
April: I just spotted this in an AP story - I think it speaks for itself.
May: I came across this item today - an AP wire story highlighting several law professors who have banned the use of laptops in their classrooms.
June: I have been quiet here lately.
July: Demetrius is diabetic, and we give him insulin shots twice a day.
August: This is the fourth installment of Geek's Indian movie list.
September: It's been a while since I posted, I know.
October: Last night we heard a fantastic concert featuring two very different groups from East Africa - Mombasa Party, from "Kenya Mombasa" (as the band said), and the Royal Drummers of Burundi (pictured above).
November: The fascinating Data Mining Blog reports that Microsoft has launched a mapping service to compete with Google Earth.
December: As I was alighting from an Amtrak train in in New York's Penn Station the day before Thanksgiving, I spotted this sign near an escalator...