Golden age of technology

We spoke with Lane last night! More amazingly: we spoke with Lane IN OUR CAR. She used the Apple FaceTime app on her laptop and it rang through to Dana’s iPhone. We parked in Costco’s lot and spent 20 minutes video conferencing with our daughter. Crazy....

Excellent point.

“All money is made up, not almost all. Anything we choose to be a medium of exchange is done by fiat, a stipulated social agreement that only works through broad acceptance. This is true whether the medium is paper, coin or even gold. Until recently, gold had few...

Phew. In a few hours, we kiss our fabulous firs…

Phew. In a few hours, we kiss our fabulous firstborn daughter goodbye and she begins her journey to Rome. Sure, she’s been at college for a couple of years, but there’s something different about being under the jurisdiction of another sovereign land. We...

DQ Run?

In my (never-ending) quest to make buying DQ more frequent, I’ve built a PayPal button so it’s easier to get in on the ice cream buying action. Now you can use  your ATM card to pay for the blizzard that I’m bringing you. How cool is that? Size Small...

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When I was a kid, they sold this candy which was a long ribbon of white paper, with different-colored pellets adhered to it in a grid. That’s what social media is. Here’s a list of channels where you can usually find evidence of my existence. You are here...

A human being should be able to change a diaper,  plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

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