Now THAT was a week. I’ve flown in private jets before, but never a private 737. (Do NOT start lecturing me about my carbon footprint; it would have flown whether I was on it or not.) And I got to set foot in Alaska! (We had to refuel.) I’d never been to Alaska. It’s very [...]
Jeff H.: ”I’ve heard you talk often about our level of happiness and our failure to recognize that we have good lives. This article in The Atlantic helps explain why that is.”
☞ It’s not enough to think positively, the author report (though that never hurts); you have to learn to savor the good stuff. Which if [...]
Under water, that is.
Click here for the details, and enjoy it while you can — come on down!
I’m supposed to be in Nanjing as you read this, and I assume it’s been making me crazy not to be able to watch MSNBC or Jon Stewart and Colbert while I’m here (though [...]
Yesterday, the thorium-powered car. Today the seemingly more immediately likely motorized bike.
It’s a little nuts that China is replacing rickshaws [...]
I understand none of the science of course. But if it works, this car would run on 8 grams of thorium – for a century. Whether or not this particular breakthrough pans out, I’m telling you: if we don’t screw it up in the next decade or three — a fraction of an instant in geological time [...]
I’m off grid this week (in a suit and tie, so don’t start moaning about how I’ve gone all Bali on you) but as noted Friday, I have pre-cooked some fillers for the week . . . some better than others . . . because I can’t stand the thought of your ignoring me for [...]
What a time to be alive.
Have a great weekend.
I’m headed off grid [...]
This strip, from October 6, seems to be going viral. Click the link to see it (and pass it on), but basically you’ve got a middle aged white guy on the radio . . .
Hey, folks who look like me! Negative Ned here for the state of North Carolina! Here in Raleigh, [...]
‘TIS THE SEASON
Love the Pope (see last Friday’s post).
Less crazy about John McCain’s choice to lead the world in the event of his demise. Click any of the 19 ornaments on this Christmas tree to hear snippets from her new audio book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas.
HEALTH CARE PROGRESS
With all the attention rightly paid to “the 5%” who are encountering difficulty and uncertainty with Obamacare — many of whom will ultimately wind up with better coverage for less — let’s not forget the 95%. (Or the 100% who will benefit from living in a healthier country with a healthier economy.)
Manish Bhatia: [...]
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