I apologize for coming on too strong in advance. I previously said I don’t like to tell people who to vote for, but this goes beyond voting. Despite how much this election represents to me. Maybe I am adding flames to the fire, but the amount any of us writes to the federal government is […]

End of September Listening

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Risk and Wealth

I have been thinking a lot recently about the nature of wealth and what is fair taxation, etc. I heard Bill O’Reilly talking the other night and accusing Obama of wanting to do wealth redistribution. This got me thinking: “this is something people think of as negative because it means taking something hard-earned from those […]

Baby Double Weekend

Yes, indeed, we might well have been the luckiest of all our friends this weekend. We got a first hand Beckett sighting and Clara sighting as well. Bouncing baby Beckett, a bundle of beautiful babbling, was quite the sight. We are grateful to the Shotts-Aspengrens for hosting us and only wish we would have had […]

Playlist in Black

   What I’ve been listening to this week…

Le Scaphandre et le papillon

  Ned, thanks for telling me about your thoughts on Persepolis and Sweetland.  I had heard about Persepolis (and have been meaning to check out the graphic novel it’s based on), but hadn’t heard anything about Sweetland.  It’s amazing to me the sheer amount of great movies that fly under the radar nowadays.  Quantity of […]