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The Zeroes

Ah, the zeroes! While it’s admittedly a little early to look back on the first decade of the 21st century – it only ended a couple of months ago – it merits some reflection given all the stuff that happened, particularly on Wall Street. Which is where Randall Lane’s The

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Chalet Luise and Whistler/Blackcomb

Arthur and I wanted to do a father/son skiing trip over the President’s Day weekend, so we thought we’d check out Whistler/Blackcomb up in British Columbia since neither of us had ever been there. Arthur attends Western Washington University in Bellingham, which is only about 20 miles south of the

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Unbroken

I just finished reading a new book by Laura Hillenbrand, the author of Seabiscuit. It’s called Unbroken, and it’s about the life and times of someone who was once quite famous but I had never heard of. His name is Louis Zamperini, and he was an Olympic-class track star who

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That’s My Boy!

Well, actually, he’s a young man of 19 years, and would have every right to be annoyed at being referred to as a juvenile. But hopefully he’ll cut me some slack on this, since “That’s My Young Man!” just doesn’t have quite the right ring to it… 🙂 Our son

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No Impediment to Enjoyment

We saw The King’s Speech last night, and boy was it a wonderful movie! I didn’t know that George VI had a lifelong stuttering problem, which he fought to overcome when he unexpectedly became king. The screenplay was excellent and the performances were marvelous, Colin Firth’s in particular. There’s a

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I’m Pretty Sure She Is

From someone who attended Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference in Long Beach to hear Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman speak at a program hosted by NBC’s Matt Lauer: “People are still wondering if [Whitman’s] a carbon-based life form.” http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/10/30/MN881G3LMU.DTL&feed=rss.news#ixzz13sA5mKKW Always nice to see Star Trek references in modern culture :). And…

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