Life in the Slow Lane

Me in Second Grade

January 26th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Those are some big glasses.

Facebook | Photos from St. Hedwig Celtics.

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Pakistan in Peril

January 21st, 2009 · No Comments

This is an amazing bit of journalism - a description of what has actually happened in Pakistan and Afghanistan over the last 10 years.  The Pakistani government has protected the Taliban and other terrorist groups in order to keep Afghanistan and India off balance, while lying or paying mere lip service to us.

Pakistan in Peril - The New York Review of Books.

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Zinger now Available!

January 14th, 2009 · 4 Comments

My first iPhone application is now available at the iTunes App Store:


If you have an iPhone, you owe it to yourself to get this app!

UPDATE: My post on goes into more detail of the history of Zinger and what it does.

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Health Care Costs

January 11th, 2009 · 6 Comments

You can complain about socialized medicine and tout the advantages of a free market until the cows come home, but this graph shows we are obviously doing something wrong. I find it especially ironic that Cuba is right next to us.

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VHS era is winding down

December 26th, 2008 · No Comments

The VHS tape format is dead.

After three decades of steady if unspectacular service, the spinning wheels of the home-entertainment stalwart are slowing to a halt at retail outlets. On a crisp Friday morning in October, the final truckload of VHS tapes rolled out of a Palm Harbor, Fla., warehouse…

VHS era is winding down - Los Angeles Times.

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Wedding Roundup

December 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Here are some wedding galleries:

Mike Perham’s Photos
Jim Perham’s Photos
The Wynn Photos (Login as mperham / 3b97865)

You are free to purchase prints of the Wynn’s photos. If you see any pictures you like in the first two sets, just email me and I’ll send you the high resolution original for printing.

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Vegas Wedding

December 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

We’re heading home after Vegas and the big wedding. I’ll upload the pictures shortly but here’s a good picture to whet your appetite in the meantime.


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Viva Las Vegas!

December 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Tammy and I are leaving tomorrow for THE BIG DAY.  Don’t forget your mittens!

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Secret Agency Man

December 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Why the NSA is obsolete:

I think the problem is more serious than people realize. I talked to the people at Fort Gordon [in Georgia], which is the main listening post for the Middle East and North Africa. What was shocking to me was the people who were there were saying they didn’t have anybody [at the time] who spoke Pashtun. We’re at war in Afghanistan and the main language of the Taliban is Pashtun.

The answer here is to change our foreign policy so that we don’t have to depend on agencies like NSA to try to protect the country. You try to protect the country by having reasonable policies so that we won’t have to worry about terrorism so much. It’s just getting harder and harder to find them.

Secret Agency Man.

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30 (er, 20) Days to Success

December 12th, 2008 · 3 Comments

There are 20 more days in 2008.  You’ve been putting it off for too long so try something new every day for the next 20 days.  What are you going to do?

I’m giving up coffee and sweets and running every day.  Not much time left to get fit for the Big Day!

30 Days to Success.

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