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If you only read the RSS feed of elf-reflection, you may not be aware of my other blog pursuits, the “quicklinks” I maintain separately of cool, unusual, topical or otherwise interesting links I come across during my surfing. The first one of these secondary blogs, serendipity :: a journey of elf-discovery, XML is the catch-all site for the bulk of these links. Two others are devoted to more narrow topics: the Prius blog XML aggregates links to articles and discussion about the Toyota Prius hybrid, while sputnik :: atomic age style in a quantum world XML, the newest at just a day old, is a repository of links to sites and resources about atomic age, retro, midcentury modern and other related modern and contemporary style, architecture and design.


Good news!!

Employees are protected from discrimination based on their sexual orientation, the White House says. The White House position, made in a March 31 statement to Federal Times, appears to contradict recent statements by President Bush’s appointee to the office that handles such discrimination claims.

“Longstanding federal policy prohibits discrimination against federal employees based on sexual orientation,” White House spokeswoman Maria Tamburri said. “President Bush expects federal agencies to enforce this policy and to ensure that all federal employees are protected from unfair discrimination at work.” …


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