Monthly Archives: June 2007

Tribute to My Mom

Last Tuesday evening, June 19, 2007, I learned from my father that my mom had suddenly died from a heart attack earlier that evening. She was 75. There was a front page article about her in the local newspaper, which … Continue reading

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Just Wondering

Given the explosive accusations by Anonio Taguba in Seymour Hersh’s story about the Abu Ghraib investigation, how come all the secondary coverage seems to be from overseas publications?

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Italy and the EU

Apropos of nothing, here’s a funny cartoon that illustrates the difference between Italy and the rest of Europe. It makes me think that China and Italy have more in common than a love of noodles. Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan

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Górecki Symphony No. 3

Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of classical music at work. Though I’m an unrepentant fan of sports talk radio, I find that I when trying to solve a hard programming problem it’s easier not to have chatter about … Continue reading

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The funniest thing I read today

Day 5: Gandhi went to prison. So did Martin Luther King Jr. So did Robert Downey Jr. and Martha Stewart Jr. and I think Nelson Mandela Jr. Mandela was imprisoned for, like, 50 years or something for being black and … Continue reading

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George Bush’s True Legacy

I didn’t see the debate last night (The election is 17 months away, can’t we just enjoy the summer?) But Andrew Sullivan did, and he believes he saw George Bush’s legacy on display: He has decisively increased the religiosity of … Continue reading

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