Archives for: January 2009

Joke: Neighbor's Dog

January 29th, 2009
An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of. He calmly came over to me and I gave him a few pats on his head; then he followed me onto my porch, slow… more »


January 29th, 2009
I stayed home sick yesterday (yes, I was sick), which gave me an extra high domesticity level; in addition to making dinner I did a bunch of other stuff, including baking cookies. My wife passed through the kitchen and nabbed some cookie dough, leavi… more »

Embracing Failure

January 26th, 2009
Lots of things have me rolling my eyes and/or spluttering in anger today, but this one seemed worthy of mention. Apparently, the over-budget and behind-schedule reconstruction of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge may be using defective Chinese steel. (… more »

Done vs. Done Well

January 26th, 2009
The major intellectual failing of conservatives and libertarians is a deliberate inability to understand the difference between "government" and "government done poorly". Any endeavor, any field can be done well or poorly or anything in between; private… more »

Reviews: Benjamin Button, Shakespeare: The World as Stage

January 22nd, 2009
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 8/10 This was a movie about a life. It was very well written, well acted, and exceptionally well filmed - although the young/old (or is that old/young?) Benjamin Button smacked a little bit of Peter Jackson's Gollu… more »