Monthly Archives: May 2010

Review of “I.O.U.”, by John Lanchester

“I.O.U. ¬†Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay” by John Lanchester (Simon & Schuster). Hot off the press and on the 2-week shelf at the local library, this book sets itself the goal of explaining the 2008 mortgage … Continue reading

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Just speed up Amtrak, already

I just spent a few minutes looking at the Midwest High Speed Rail Association’s web page: http://www.midwesthsr.org/ They (We)’re doing it again. We want the biggest, fastest, coolest technology we can find. That’s how we ended up with our hugely … Continue reading

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Too Much Driving

We had a dangerous storm system come through town Monday evening (May 10). It had already produced tornadoes, already destroyed property, and it was sheer luck that the funnels lifted as they approached the city. So, while the storm was … Continue reading

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The Evil “Windows” Key

You know that key on Windows keyboards that has the little flying window picture on it? This was another obvious attempt by Microsoft to look more like a Mac — why they didn’t just eliminate a mouse button and delete … Continue reading

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review – “No School Left Behind” Myles Friedman

“No School Left Behind: How to Increase Student Achievement” by Myles Friedman Published by The Institute for Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Education (http://edieinstitute.net/), of which Dr. Friedman just happens to be a past president. When it comes to education, opinions are … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress.com. This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging! Well, who am I to mess with tradition? This is my first post. Let’s talk about… roads. And cars. And feet. And schools. I think … Continue reading

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