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The Case for Doing Nothing

Concerning the economy, I agree with this article quite closely. I think it is worth reading. The Case for Doing Nothing by Dr Jeffrey A. Miron

The Making of Apricot Jam

My parents have a number of fruit trees. Right now one of the apricot trees is in season, so I ended up getting about 50 pounds of apricots last week. A few years ago I tried making apricot pie. It didn’t turn out very well, and I didn’t really feel like making another attempt right […]

Nerd versus Sports Jock

While I was at my parents’ house today one of my sister Samantha’s friends stopped by to pick her up. In the few minutes he was there he said something to me like: Samantha says you are the biggest nerd in your family but I don’t think you look look like a nerd. I think […]

My New About Me Page

I have never been satisfied with Blogger’s profile functionality: it is pretty limited in what you can write about yourself and it is in the Blogger theme, which I think looks kind of tacky. So I’ve been thinking about coming up with a better solution for quite a while and have finally done it. I […]

My Handwriting

After some brainstorming, some experimenting, and a whole lot of repetitive writing, picture taking, and photoshopping, I now have a finished product: And just to be clear: yes, that is my handwriting. Feel free to comment and let me know what you think of the new look (constructive negative comments are certainly welcome).

Coconut Bread

I’ve been asked for this recipe a number of times, so I’m going to post it here. It is certainly among the very best of all the quick breads that I have made. It is very sweet and has a very intense and absolutely delicious coconut flavor. It’s the kind of bread you can just […]

Burning Money

I think that the Fourth of July is one of my least favorite holidays. Now I typically do fun things and often spend time with family on the Fourth of July, but I usually do that for most holidays, so when comparing and ranking holidays, activities like that are really irrelevant (because they are the […]

Microsoft Excel for Poets

A few days ago Dave, Andrew, Janelle and I were discussing books that we would each be inclined and/or qualified to write. In light of my recent adventures with poetry, Andrew observed that I was uniquely poised to write the reference book Microsoft Excel for Poets. I’m sure such a book has not previously been […]

Catching Rain

According to the New York Times today, it’s now legal to catch and use rainwater in Colorado on land that you own. But you still need a permit or you risk being fined. Incidentally, that is still not the case in Utah. In Utah collecting rainwater is still illegal.

My First Attempt at Poetry

I just purchased Hamlet a couple of days ago and am inviting people over to watch it this week. I’ve seen excerpts from a number of film versions of Hamlet and seen a couple all the way through. From everything I’ve seen so far, the one I like the best is the Kenneth Branagh version […]