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My Dream Job

The Utah Symphony named a new conductor yesterday: Thierry Fischer. From the Utah Symphony website: Swiss conductor Thierry Fischer is Principal Conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and also Chief Conductor of the Nagoya Philharmonic. From 2001-2006 he was Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Ulster Orchestra. In 2009 he was named […]

The H1N1 Rap

Here is the winner for a contest (sponsored by George Mason University Departments of Health and Human Services and Education) for the best public service announcement video for the H1N1 flu virus. It’s kinda catchy.Congratulations to Dr. John Clarke, Medical Director for the Long Island Railroad.

Suspicious Semantics

President Obama was interviewed by 5 different networks over the weekend. Here is one short segment of one interview that I found interesting. It’s a short conversation between George Stephanopoulos and President Obama about new taxation that is in the current health care reform bill. You can also read the text of the conversation from […]

Don’t Text and Drive?

So according to The Salt Lake Tribune today, there are now 22 states that both ban texting and provide a service to get traffic and road condition information on a mobile device (most often via twitter). Utah is one of those states.

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

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 […]

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.