Monthly Archive: March 2005

Deal

Deal

Jen had a tire blow out on the H-2 yesterday, coming home with Zac and Alex. Fortunately, a stranger soon stopped to help… even though Jen just happened to come to a stop right next to some roadkill. When I got there, he had already finished putting on Jen’s spare....

Dwindling Kids?

Dwindling Kids?

A recent article in the New York Times calls attention to an odd trend: the low number of young families in the nation’s more “vibrant,” fast-growing neighborhoods. San Francisco, where the median house price is now about $700,000, had the lowest percentage of people under 18 of any large city...

Fat Chance

Fat Chance

We have nearly fifty schools struggling to meet federal guidelines. Hawaii teachers may be on the verge of a mass exodus. Substitute teachers are at once relied upon yet stymied. One lawmaker’s bright idea? Go after overweight teachers, because skinny teachers will lead to skinny students. Yeah, when everyone’s worried...

Stickr Shock

Stickr Shock

I’m still processing the news that Yahoo! bought Flickr, the photo sharing/social networking site I fell in love with at first sight last year. It was rumored, of course, but they were also saying Sony was going to buy Apple. Of course the Flickr folks are happy, and they’re adamant...

Stuffed

Stuffed

Too many feeds! A most thoughtful blogger recently asked — perhaps just to be polite — where she might find my “blog feed” so she could catch my updates in a news aggregator. It occurred to me, however, that I didn’t know if she meant this weblog (usually geek stuff like this...

Worst Case

Worst Case

U.S. Report Lists Possibilities for Terrorist Attacks and Likely Toll, reports the New York Times, which notes: “The document, known simply as the National Planning Scenarios, reads more like a doomsday plan, offering estimates of the probable deaths and economic damage caused by each type of attack. The department did...

Kid Clips

Kid Clips

For those tolerant of such things, I figured I’d mention that I’ve added three sound clips to Zac’s website (two from 2003 that I’d forgotten about), and two videos to Alex’s site (one of which you may have seen in IMR, the other demonstrating my youngest son’s apparent fondness for...

Chickens and Eggs

Chickens and Eggs

After this, I wanted to form the Hawaii Association of Podcasters (named in mock tribute to these guys). But in order to be a member, I’d have to, you know, podcast something. Welp. There goes the neighborhood.