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Archive for February, 2008

Future Scenarios: Green Living or Green Skies

Friday, February 29th, 2008

At the end of Under a Green Sky, Ward turns to the human consequences of the current global warming. The main thrust of his book has been the evidence that greenhouse gases were the driving force in the numerous previous mass extinctions, but the absolutely unprecedented recent rise in these gases really won’t let us […]

Tropical World

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

One thing about using a treadmill… you can tell any difference in energy levels right away. I did 30 minutes on the treadmill both Monday and Wednesday, and the difference was striking. On Monday, I moved my reading material out of the way to do an “Are we there yet?” check and was surprised to […]

Ubiquitous Capture and Plans

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

I realized something yesterday. I’m coming up on my birthday, and you know how you think about where you’d like to be in  five or ten years on such occasions? For the first time in a quarter of a century, I might not have kids at home by then. My eldest is 25, so for […]

To Kill a King

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

It is customary nowadays, in movies and in even in books, to open with a scene of horrific violence, before moving on to the actual plot. I guess this is intended to reassure the moviegoer: yes, there are lace collars and farthingales, but hey! there’s going to be gore as well. I’ve noticed this in […]


Monday, February 25th, 2008

As you know, I’m not allowed to post recognizable pictures, but I think this one passes. It also shows how we spent the weekend — playing games. This is people playing Wii. Yeah, not much of a picture, but all the good ones had faces in them. Catchphrase was the most popular game of the […]

Family and Dating

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Yesterday was a day of good food, good conversation, and further games. I took the dog for a walk down to the duck pond and around through the fake historic neighborhood, but wasn’t able to rouse my family to go be tourists. We like the guy #2 daughter brought to visit. Does it matter whether […]


Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Both daughters and M. Bassoon arrived last night, and I stayed up way past my bedtime playing Catchphrase with them. We had prepared by having haircuts, #1 son and I. The hairdressers were talking about his hair. “It’s not fair! He has such great hair!” “If I had had like that, I’d wear it down […]

Ubiquitous Capture

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Yesterday’s organizing of the files went on much longer than my enjoyment of it, but there is discernible improvement. One thing that really lengthened the process was that I have apparently been coming back from workshops for the past year and dumping all the extra materials into the back of the file drawer. No doubt […]

Under a Green Sky

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

I’m having an organization day today. While I am naturally suspicious (I mean it is my nature to be sceptical like this, not that it is natural for everyone — so often new systems are just the same old same old with new terminology and possibly a T shirt) of new systems, downloading and reading […]

GTD and Balanced Meals

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

I don’t talk much about politics here, probably because I talk about it a lot in real life (we need a term for that that balances between “real life” which sounds like the physical world is better and “meatspace” which is disgusting), but The Empress and I realized something yesterday that I just had to share. Since the […]

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