Friday, September 26, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A picture is worth 700 billion....

"A demonstrator holds up a sign behind U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson (L) and Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke (R) during a hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee September 23, 2008 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Bush administration officials were testifying about a proposed $700 billion bailout that they hope will stabilize the faltering U.S. financial system. (Getty | Chip Somodevilla)"

Original can be found here.

Friday, September 19, 2008


My home office is in the cellar and I have one window. It's not far off from a cube in the farm at the typical office. I get some sun, but not much. Occasionally I take over the upstairs and enjoy a day of sunlight.

Today the family isn't here. Two thirds of the kids at school, the other with Mom visiting family. Leaving Dad, upstairs, away from his decent sound system and stuck with laptop speakers if I want to listen to my MP3s.... after awhile I started eyeing the house stereo system, I know I don't have the cable to hook my laptop audio to the system ('cause I looked for it *sigh*) but I can fall back to burning CDs.

I hope the neighbors are enjoying today's mix; new Theory of a Deadman and Metallica, mixed in with some older GodSmack, Disturbed and Nightwish.

... and it is more fun to headbang with longer hair. lol

Thursday, September 18, 2008

TED Talk: The real difference between liberals and conservatives

This talk is well worth the 18 minutes it takes to sit through it. I've quoted the summary, below, which is very brief. I really enjoy the TED talks I've watched - this one is no different.
Psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the five moral values that form the basis of our political choices, whether we're left, right or center. In this eye-opening talk, he pinpoints the moral values that liberals and conservatives tend to honor most.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Yeah, that's my son....

I've been working some days upstairs the past few weeks. This was part of today's morning routine. Somehow my son and wife ended up in the bathroom talking.

"What's that Mama?" Asked my curious son.

"Shaving stuff," answered my wife.

"Daddy's?" That's my son, quickly parsing reality.

"And mine too."

"What do you shave?!" Asked my son almost before my wife had finished the previous answer.

I lost it laughing. Not sure which was the best part; starting the day with a good laugh or my son having one of those reality shattering moments. Yes son, women shave too.