May 31, 2008

Head Full of Mush

For the past week, I've had a really bad head-chest cold that has kept me from doing much of anything requiring thought.

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May 28, 2008

Rhetorical Question

Just how hard can it be to post one sentence a day?

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May 23, 2008

New (To Me) Prog

I have recently discovered (and highly recommend) Liquid Tension Experiment.

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May 21, 2008

Good Burgers

We celebrated the end of my daughter's ballet season with a meal at Fuddrucker's tonight.

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May 20, 2008

Spring Fever

It's just that time of year.

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The Truth About Law Practice

“Accuracy and diligence are much more necessary to a lawyer, than great comprehension of mind, or brilliancy of talent. His business is to refine, define, and split hairs, to look into authorities, and compare cases. A man can never gallop over the fields of law on Pegasus, nor fly across them on the wing of oratory. If he would stand on terra firma he must descend; if he would be a great lawyer, he must first consent to be only a great drudge.” —Daniel Webster

Lifted in toto from Timothy Sandefur's Freespace.

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May 19, 2008

Is it Legal?

Is it legal to murder your teenage child?

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May 18, 2008

Sore Legs

The "easy" five-mile hike we took yesterday actually ran eight miles over rocky terrain, according to the GPS.

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May 16, 2008

No Post Saturday

A Boy Scouts camping trip in Oklahoma will keep me away from the computer tomorrow.

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May 15, 2008

Lovely Lady

My wife's new hairstyle and color make her look like a new woman; variety is the spice of life.

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May 14, 2008

Car Problems Stink

My car spent the day in the shop, and I got spoiled driving a brand new rental car.

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May 13, 2008

Acid Washing

Tonight I spent some time at the Texas Pool cleaning with muriatic acid -- fun.

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May 12, 2008

A Nice Change in Climate

North Texas has been unseasonably (and wondrously) cool this Spring.

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May 11, 2008

Mothers' Day in the Park

The perfect Mothers' Day for my wife started with a special gift (loaded with videos our kids made for her), followed by brunch at our favorite Mexican restaurant, a matinee showing of Speed Racer, a slice of Baskin Robbins ice cream cake, a nice hike at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve (in beautiful 75-degree weather), and leftover homemade fajitas for dinner.

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May 10, 2008

Diez de Mayo

Tonight we had a fajita and margarita fiesta, since Cinco fell on a weeknight.

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May 09, 2008

Rock Band Redux

Tonight I played keyboards with an old friend.

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May 08, 2008

Experiment in Progress

The category should be self-explanatory.

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May 01, 2008

John's Reading Report (April 2008)

Over the past month I have finished:

Virtual Light, William Gibson.

Idoru, William Gibson.

In progress:

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, Douglas R. Hofstadter. I'm really savoring this one this time around. It's taking me longer to read, but I am breaking it into more digestible chunks.

Consciousness Explained, Daniel C. Dennett.

On deck:

The Martian General's Daughter, Theodore Judson

Extraordinary Relationships, Roberta Gilbert.

Suite Francaise, Irene Nemerovsky. My wife loaned this one out, so I'll need to wait to start it later.

Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain--and How it Changed the World, Carl Zimmer.

Spook Country, William Gibson.

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