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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

You don't know who Scrooge is??!!!

So I was blown away this morning when a co-worker said he didn't know who Scrooge is. I mean, come on, what cave do you have to live in to not know this. Surely this should be a standard classic to read in high school. Why is this so outrageous? There should be a common cultural heritage by growing up in America and it's disappearing. That's what makes it sad. Meantime, get up to speed yourself by checking out the Charles Dicken's classic A Christmas Carol from the library or reading it online. Or at least watch a video version, preferably starring George C. Scott or Patrick Stewart. Even the Muppets know what Scrooge is all about...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Believe it or not...new post immanent! This is where I'll be tonight

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Red Hot News...Hawk Posts!

Nathanael (gift of God) Josiah (The Lord saves) was born today at 7:34am. 8 lbs. 9 oz. and 21.5 inches long. Everyone is tired but doing well.


Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Lost Again

Got the call for a follow-up on my previous interview about the show "Lost". Neil White did a great job asking questions and capturing my thoughts. It was a lot of fun. My 15 minutes of fame are almost up... Can 'Lost' find it's footing?

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Thursday, February 01, 2007

My Windows Vista Weather gadget this morning...in South Carolina

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

iPhone introduced by Apple

Take a look at some new technology Apple introduced yesterday. It's still vaporware until June but you can get it today if you know how (see pic).

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

A bad first day??!! Feel the pain!

Thanks Justin...

Monday, January 01, 2007


As my oldest said, "Happy Birthday 2007!" And what a birthday party it was...the Rose Parade with Star Wars floats, the Rose Bowl with a true traditional Big 10/PAC 10 rivalry and a win by USC. Great food traditions with Mom's potato salad, Heavenly Ham, deviled eggs and the like. Finally, vacation has arrived. Oops, it's over too.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Which superhero are you??

Well, now you finally know.
Other famous bloggers have revealed their secret identities too.
You didn't know I was Steve Rubel either.

Your results:
You are Superman

Green Lantern
Wonder Woman
The Flash
Iron Man
You are mild-mannered, good,
strong and you love to help others.

Click here to take the "Which Superhero are you?" quiz...

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FoxTrot to Cease Dailies

Don't know how I missed this but I'll feel the absence of daily commentary on pop culture from Jason. I don't know how many times I've found myself in the character of Jason, especially his interest in SciFi. He'll still be around weekly, for now.

Enjoy the last daily....

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Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas! Luke reports Christ is born!

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Santa 24

The following takes place between 11:58 PM and 12 AM...on Christmas Eve.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Google Patents and will I ever post again?

Second question first, obviously this post answers that. Sorry for the delay. All that non-posting chatter aside, I'm back with a truly great post.

Yesterday, Google launched Google Patents to be able to more easily search US patents. The historical data here is absolutely fabulous as reflected in this link from the above post. But most especially significant is a patent I was able to pull up right away, filed by one of my heroes when I was two years old. It's from my Dad. He patented the ability to run multiple model trains independently on a single track. He worked for General Electric at the time and "sold" it for a dollar, I think. Anyway, it's making some little kids happy on Christmas morning when they get to play with their new train set and I'm thrilled to have a Dad who can take some of the credit for making that joy a reality.

Check it out!!!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Doctors using Google to diagnose illnesses | the Daily Mail

Try Google for a 2nd opinion. Very interesting little study.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Blogthings - Are You Right or Left Brained?

My results...

You Are 60% Left Brained,
40% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.
Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.
If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.
Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.
Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.
If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.
Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.