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Political Debates

October 8th, 2008 · 3 Comments

RealLivePreacher recently posted Why political debates aren’t very helpful From that post… So the debate becomes just another format for candidates to deliver campaign speeches. True, the speeches are more off-the-cuff, so you can see how they react under pressure. But that’s what we are hearing. Sound bites and campaign speeches. We hear what the […]

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Tags: Education · USA

A few links about the Credit Crisis and Bailout

October 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on A few links about the Credit Crisis and Bailout

Some of you know that my degree is in accounting. I probably wouldn’t choose that one again if I could go back (I’d choose physics, most likely), but I did enjoy studying business, finance and economics. I found such study valuable in much of my work after college and before coming to Taiwan. I’m not […]

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Tags: Education · USA · World

38 Random Things

October 1st, 2008 · 7 Comments

I’m OK… thanks for asking. I’m just not sure how I really want to use this blog or if I want to use it. I added the “Blogging Without Obligation” badge a long time ago and adhere to its principles. I’m glad to know that many people missed my blogging… but… I’m one of those […]

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Attacking a 12 Year Old’s Self Esteem

May 27th, 2008 · 4 Comments

A couple weeks ago, I discovered that one of my daughter’s dance teachers is weighing the girls every week, writing down their weight in the attendance book, and then pointing out how much fatter they got since the last class. Besides physical abuse, I can hardly think of anything more destructive to an 11 or […]

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Tags: Family · General · Prayer · Taiwan · USA

Taiwan WWII

May 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on Taiwan WWII

Patrick Cowsill has a really interesting post about POWs in Taiwan during WWII. If you remember… Taiwan was under Japanese control until the end of WWII… so the POWs were Allied forces. Patrick’s grandfather served in the Pacific and writes… Actually, my grandpa hated the war; he rarely talked about it. Same with my grandfather, […]

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Tags: Books · Family · General · History · Taiwan · USA

Thomas Sowell – Shared Items Hog

March 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Thomas Sowell – Shared Items Hog

Not an insult… far from it. I’ve been trying to get through about a million unread items in my feedreader and kept saving Sowell’s articles for later because they are almost always good and thought provoking and I wanted to make sure I had time for them. The result? If I clicked “share” on all […]

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Tags: Education · General · Lifehacks · USA · World

BREAKING: Weirton, WV now has internet access!

December 8th, 2007 · 3 Comments

A few weeks ago I wondered if WV had internet access. At least Wierton does. To the visitor from Weirton, I don’t know who you were… but if you come back and leave a comment, I’ll send you a present as I mentioned in the original post. Seriously! NOTE: I love WV and *know* y’all […]

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Tags: Fun and Games · General · Mostly Useless · USA

Does West Virginia have Internet access?

November 20th, 2007 · 4 Comments

So far this year… the only state with ZERO visitors to my blog is West Virginia. I’m kinda OCD so if someone has a friend who lives in WV, would you please ask them to visit this blog? If they leave a comment it is even likely that I’d send them a thank you gift […]

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Tags: Blog related · General · Mostly Useless · USA

Civic Literacy Report – Civics Quiz

November 20th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Here’s a fun civics quiz for you to take. It will take about 15 minutes, but is worth your time. After you take the test, you’ll get to look at some alarming statistics showing that US Colleges and Universities are failing at teaching civics. For many questions, graduating college seniors score lower than incoming freshman. […]

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Glenn Beck speech at NRA convention

September 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on Glenn Beck speech at NRA convention

Although it is at the NRA convention, he speaks more about America and other things than about the right to bear arms. When we’ve been back in the USA, I’ve always enjoyed when I had the chance to hear Beck’s radio show or watch his TV show. I love it when people shoot straight and […]

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