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Archive for July, 2011

Sunday July 31, 2011

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

  Here it is: my picture from this weekend that has no recognizable people in it. We enjoyed the conference this weekend. It was a good time to touch base with local colleagues and professional contacts. Quite fun, with good learning sessions and friendly conversations and stuff like that. Now I’m tired. Tomorrow I’ll be […]

Caesar’s Gesture

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Julius Caesar, after conquering Gaul, got interested in Germany. He expressed this interest by building a bridge across the Rhine. Having done this in a mere 10 days — something engineers tell us can’t be done now — he took his legion of soldiers across the bridge, tramped around a bit, and then went back […]

Pockets

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

I tried to do some work yesterday, but just couldn’t bring myself to. I guess the idea that summer is meant for lolling around is too deeply ingrained in my psyche. So loll I did, sewing up those pants while watching old movies on Netflix. The grasshopper at left joined me at one point, possibly […]

Extreme Money

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

In our last thrilling installment about Extreme Money, we saw the financial players gathered around the economy they had created out of debt and bravado like the scene in Peter Pan where the whole audience just has to clap if they believe in fairies. If they clap, then Tinkerbell lives. However, in this case, people […]

Saturday July 23, 2011

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

In our last thrilling installment about Extreme Money, we saw the financial players gathered around the economy they had created out of debt and bravado like the scene in Peter Pan where the whole audience just has to clap if they believe in fairies. If they clap, then Tinkerbell lives. However, in this case, people […]

Thursday July 21, 2011

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

You’ve been wondering how Extreme Money would tie in the global economic downturn, right? Well, it seems to have been all about the housing. For a while now, people have been selling financial products, basing the price on the faith that people in the future might pay more for them. No objects were involved, not […]

Monday July 18, 2011

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Extreme Money has moved on from ontology to economics. The big question over the past couple of centuries, apparently, is about whether an economic system can take care of itself or not. There are those who believe that the occasional recession or depression, like forest fires, is needed to clean up the economic ecosystem. The […]

Summer Top Project 2011

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

I’m reading a book called Extreme Money: Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk. I’m not going to say that this is the ideal summer reading book. In fact, if I had a trashy novel on hand, then I might not be reading it at all. Nonetheless, it’s an interesting book. It begins […]

Saturday July 16, 2011

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Google Camp is going to put us up at a 4 star hotel on Via Nazionale. Apparently there will not be cabins and lanyards. #2 daughter is coming along. We’ll be leaving three months from today. I need to learn KML and Italian (well, actually, the languages so far represented among the campers are English […]

Sunday July 10, 2011

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Summer top #9 of the Summer Top Project is completed, and very comfy in the oppressive heat we’re currently having. I can’t quite decide what pattern to use with that embroidered satin, so I knitted yesterday instead of sewing. I also did some work, went to the farmers market with my husband and bought lots […]

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