October 2007

Weekend Getaway

29 October 2007 · 2 comments

When Mac and Pam called to invite us to spend the weekend at a family beach house, we jumped at the chance. It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to get away and relax. It’s been an even longer time since we did so with the Proffitt-Smiths. Kris and I had intended to […]


23 October 2007 · 1 comment

From Slate: Which laws we’re allowed to break in America (and why) — for future reading.

Autumn at Rosings Park

21 October 2007 · 1 comment

The past two Sundays have been lovely here in Oak Grove: cool and grey and damp. Last week Kris called me downstairs to look at the dew-covered spider webs, like tiny crystal structures hanging from the house, from the roses, from the camellias. I grabbed my camera to make a quick video tour of the […]

The Einstein Principle

15 October 2007

From Study Hacks comes The Einstein Principle: Accomplish More by Doing Less. Einstein’s push for general relativity highlights an important reality about accomplishment. We are most productive when we focus on a very small number of projects on which we can devote a large amount of attention. Achievements worth achieving require hard work. There is […]

Picky but Adventurous

12 October 2007 · 4 comments

Jason sent me a New York Times article about kids who are picky eaters. As many of you know, I have a reputation as something of a picky eater. The way I like to think of it is that I may be a picky eater, but I’m adventurous. That is, I don’t like certain foods […]

The Curse of E-Mail

10 October 2007 · 2 comments

I now declare e-mail bankruptcy every month or two. Things are that bad. The last time I did this was September 26th. Things were fine for a few days. I stayed on top of things. Then earlier this week, my life all of a sudden went into busy mode again. Monday was busy at Custom […]

Kris and all her little friends love the web comic xkcd. They even ordered a bunch of t-shirts featuring their favorite xkcd slogans: “Stand back, I’m going to try science!” “Science — it works, bitches!”, etc. (My personal favorite is the “make me a sandwich, SUDO make me a sandwich”, but that’s because I’m a […]

Dance Dance Devolution

08 October 2007 · 2 comments

Well, after a summer of not using the Wii very much, Kris and I are back into it. We’ve both been doing our daily Wii Sports “fitness mode”. “I was 23 yesterday,” Kris just told me. For myself, my bowling skills have devolved, and I’ve been in the upper twenties and low thirties lately. Speaking […]

Rescue Me

08 October 2007

[via Amanda]

The Neon Bible

08 October 2007

The Arcade Fire — The Neon Bible