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Way Cool Photos

One of the things I find fascinating about the internet is that it’s enabled wide-spread sharing of some amazing “assets”, at no charge. This morning, for example, my friend Bruce sent me a PowerPoint file that contained a bunch of fantastic photos that someone just launched into cyberspace. We’ll probably

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Now This Is Way Cool!

I’m sure many others have already had this experience, but it’s a new one for me. WiFi and internet access while cruising over Northern California at 34,000 feet doing 500+ knots! Sure, the connection gets a little slow at times. But the amazing thing about the singing horse isn’t how

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Monarcas Mexican Cuisine

Hearing that Monarcas is a Mexican restaurant you’d probably assume you know its menu without even setting foot inside. I know I did. Which isn’t a criticism of Mexican food, by the way: I love Mexican food, and have many favorite Mexican restaurants. But Monarcas is different. Without being trendy,

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USS Cassin Young

I walked the Freedom Trail in Boston today, ending up at the USS Constitution. I opted not to get in line to tour that ship — besides having a long line, while I understand the need for security I resent having to go through airport-style screening to get into what

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The March of Progress

Twenty years ago I had most of the cartilage in my left knee removed, and it took me 5 weeks to get the full range of motion back. Today I had cartilage taken out of my right knee, and I already feel like I could walk without crutches if I

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I Finally Understand Money!

That probably sounds like an odd comment from someone who spent his life in finance, but bear with me. Being of a scientific bent, and having worked in a number of small companies and start-ups, I’ve found the process of wealth creation to be more than a little odd. Think

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An Ode to Azithromycin

I’ve had a bad cold/sinus infection/cough for most of the last three weeks. It wasn’t awful enough to get me to go to the doctor. Although that’s partially because the medical group I’ve been using since I moved to the Bay area always seems to want me to be sicker

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A Study in Pink

We just got around to watching the first installment of a new BBC adaptation of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. It’s wonderful!

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A Horse of a Different Color

Every once in a while I see a movie that is edge-of-the-seat exciting… even though I know how it will turn out before I walk into the theater. Secretariat is such a movie. Wow!

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