Life in Nine Dimensions

Posted Feb 26 2011

I took a SAS programming class last week. SAS was invented in 1966 for the purpose of analyzing the data collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The language developed proved to be so well suited for statistical processing that it’s now used at 50,000 sites worldwide. During the class, we covered the topic of […]

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Thought Food: Carol Matthau

Posted Feb 25 2011 in

“There is no old age. There is, as there always was, just you.” Carol Matthau was the real-life model for Holly Golightly, the main character in Truman Capote’s novella, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, later made into a movie with Audrey Hepburn.

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Something WICked This Way Comes

Posted Feb 21 2011

So, after spending like a Disneyland tourist with a shiny new credit card for the past ten years, Congress finally thinks it’s time to put the plastic back in its pocket. And where would the GOP, who now control the House, like to make billions of dollars in cuts? a) In Social Security/Medicare/Medicaid, which is […]

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Democracy, American Style

Posted Feb 12 2011

Every once in a while, something happens to remind me why America, as screwed up as we are politically, is fundamentally a cool place. Watching Egypt fight, over the past few weeks, to obtain the democracy we take for granted was one of them. Two hundred and thirty-five years ago, we fought that same battle. […]

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No, It’s NOT the Truth

Posted Feb 7 2011

I received this email the other day and decided to respond to it here. Ain’t it the truth… HIGH SCHOOL 1957 vs. 2010 Scenario 1: Jack goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck’s gun rack. 1957 – Vice Principal comes over, looks at […]

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The Age of Athena

Posted Feb 6 2011

On Friday night, when I washed my face and put on moisturizer just before I went to bed, everything looked much as it had for the past few years. Same 237 wrinkles, 15 freckles and 6 white eyebrow hairs. Jeanne’s Face: Population 258. The next morning when I repeated the process, in preparation for putting […]

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