Monthly Archives: April 2011

April 20, 2011 – Notes on new technological formats.

Today, I RID this blueray disc of Toy Story 3, which I got as a gift. In the past, this would’ve been my cue to start updating to a blueray player. I would’ve felt that I was behind…and that it … Continue reading

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April 19, 2011 – Don’t know much…

Today I RID this book about history as written in classroom textbooks around the world. I really liked this book. I think there’s so much to be gained, for example, by learning how British textbooks cover the American revolution; how … Continue reading

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April 18, 2011 – Wrong indeed.

Today I RID this book about why people vote in a way that is against their self-interests. In short, it’s because they are manipulated to vote on fringe issues (gay marriage, prayer in school, etc.) which act as a smokescreen … Continue reading

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April 17, 2011 – Freshman year.

RIDding this book today about someone who spent time as a “freshman” in college in an investigative sense. My daughter is coming to Dallas next week as part of a club volleyball team, and this book makes me think about … Continue reading

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April 16, 2011 – Smart mobs.

RIDding this book today about communities online, how they form, and what it means. Rather than taking a whole lot of time to write about communities in my blog post today, I think I’ll go outside and participate with a … Continue reading

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April 15, 2011 – CDs, the S’s.

Ah…a CD day…the largest letter of the collection…the “S.” Some highlights: Son Volt – Who knew I could ever like country music, even alt-country. Apparently, these guys did. Jill Sobule – a TED discovery. Still one of the funniest, sweetest, … Continue reading

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April 14, 2011 – Bunch o’ caps.

Today, I RID myself of a few baseball caps I haven’t worn in a long time. As a person who shaves his head, caps come in handy in the midday Texas sun. That having been said, I haven’t worn most … Continue reading

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April 13, 2011 – Choke.

Saw this movie in a theatre a few years ago – and thought it had enough promise to watch it again. So I did. And uh, just didn’t quite make the cut. This is a good example of what the … Continue reading

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April 12, 2011 – Cleats.

Used to play on an ad agency softball team. Don’t now. Goodbye, cleats… Not quite sure why I was hanging on to you. (BTW, I should mention — I’m still open to playing on recreational teams – just not willing … Continue reading

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April 11, 2011 – On companionship.

This frame contained a picture of a dog that used to be in my life. Once the relationship ended, the dog (and the woman) went their own way. As I RID this today, I think about companionship. The fact that, … Continue reading

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