Monthly Archives: August 2009

Losing Ground

In 1984 Charles Murray wrote the book Losing Ground: American Social Policy 1950-1980 which was an analysis (replete with plenty of data) of federal meddling in social welfare. Although I was a bit reluctant to read this book at first … Continue reading

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Josue and Martha came over last night for an awesome dinner that Yun made. They were a lot of fun to have over and spend time with. We began putting together some plans for visiting Campeche before the end of … Continue reading

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package from Cuba!

I came home to find a sweet surprise waiting for me – a package from Switzerland with a box of 25 Cuban Diplimaticos #2 Torpedos. How sad for Matt should he think these are coming home with Dana (she arrived … Continue reading

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Slaughter at Catan

On Thursday we were invited over to Bob and Beth Miner’s house for dinner and games. The food was muy buena! After dinner we decided to play a round of Settlers – a game which I am always sacrificially willing … Continue reading

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ridiculously funny

I found this site below through Ben – it is a compilation of various Olan Mills photos with commentary. Just a typical afternoon down on the plantation. In a business suit. Y’know, for a budget meeting with the slaves. … Continue reading

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hiking up Mt Lemon

Yun and decided to escape the heat today by driving up Mt Lemon for a hike. It was in the low 80s (about a 30 degree difference from Tucson). We took the dogs with us, equipped with Scout’s new backpack. … Continue reading

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resurrected IPOD

I stumbled across a web site this morning looking for the dead IPOD icon (see above) that had manifested itself on my 3rd generation yesterday on my way home from work. Having read Apple’s worthless information online and various other … Continue reading

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