because achieving happiness is a journey, not a destination

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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Almost There!

About a year ago I started a new exercise regime which is based on using an elliptical machine as many days a week as I can tolerate (currently I do three on, one off). Shortly afterwards, I set myself a goal of burning 1,000 calories in 40 minutes. Why 40 minutes?

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The Court Concludes that Proposition 8 Is Unconstitutional

Thank you, Judge Walker, for carefully weighing the evidence, exposing the logical fallacies of the proponent’s arguments, and unmasking their attempt to impose their personal biases on how the law is applied to their fellow citizens: Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and

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Inception

Barbara and I finally got around to seeing Inception last night. Arthur joined us, too. We all came away feeling the movie was engaging, if not engrossing, but mostly because it was so complex that if you stopped paying attention for a few minutes you’d get lost. It also seemed,

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