Month: November 2008

On the road again


We’re off to Boulder Colorado this morning, waiting for the flight to Denver to be called. It’s chillier there than here, but less moisture in the air. There is also a lot of sunshine, while in Cincinnati, we get doom and gloom now until almost March. This is the last relaxing time that we will have before what I envision to be the Christmas rush. I have shopping to do, and I mean to do […]

What you can learn from watching television


I’m not an economist of any kind, and have yet to figure out what a credit swap is. However, my lack of knowledge has not kept me from noticing things… especially almost two years ago, when I was lying in my bed that we had set up in the TV room where I stayed during the first couple of months or so after I was home from my cancer surgery. At that time, about all […]

Thanksgiving, 2008


  I love that there is a whole day here dedicated to gratitude. I could spend a whole day making up a list of things that I am grateful for, and still miss a few items. The first things that I can think of to be grateful for are warm houses and Chihuahuas. (Peter was just bribed by Buck to let us have Beatrix the Chihuahua for a few hours.) She is now curled up […]

The great assault on the attic took place


It took place very late at night, and I have brought along three books for my efforts and travels (steep staircases at midnight require extra bravado. The three books fought against the cobwebs as I did to, and we ended up with an  exceptional group. :dance:  “Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, Second Edition” (Harold Abelson, Gerald Jay Sussman, Julie Sussman Mathematics and its History. Principles of Mathematical Analysis, AKA “Little Rudin” because it’s a […]



There has never been a perfect government, because men have passions; and if they did not have passions, there would be no need for government. — Voltaire

A list of ways…


To stay happy for cheap. This is a good blog to read. I mean, hey, we’re all whiners at some point, right? (Or maybe it’s just me.) Do something nice for someone else and don’t tell them or anyone else. EconoWhiner: Today’s Tip: Try Janie’s Top Ten to Save Money, Get Happy.