Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
- Anthony Edwards - airline club/LAX
- Al Pacino - Toys R Us
- Jon Voight - LAX
- Pierce Brosnan - LAX
- Dick Van Dyke - Best Buy
- Ahnuld - several times in/around Santa Monica
- Slash - bicycle shop
- Lyle Lovett - motorcyle dealership (he later purchased it)
- Scott Bakula - LAX
- Dennis Hopper - art gallery
and probably some others that have slipped my mind. No biggie overall, but still - Robert Redford!
If liberals care about public schools, and about low income people in general, why are schools in a liberal Democratic stronghold so darn bad? I don't have the answers, but the article raises some great points.
Many affluent liberals in the L.A. area shell out approximately 20k/year for private school - why not spend the same time/attention on our local district?
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Yes you are smart, and yes, you are knowledgeable. But you don't know everything, or even everything about the things you think you are expert in. Before opening your mouth and inserting feet, you might pause to consider that maybe, just maybe, someone else knows how to do their own job, and suggesting otherwise is not endearing.
Just a tip.
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Ditto for Freakonomics, Blink, and just about everything else I've read recently. I used to stay quite current with books, but now not so much. I'm sure part of it has to do with being the father of a 2 year old, but it also has to do with the way I get books these days. As I learn about a book that sounds interesting, I add it to my Amazon wish list. Then once a year for Christmas, I send a list of those books around, and I hope I get some. So in general, I don't even bring a book in my house until many months after it has been published, and I usually don't read it until many months after that (in my annual pre Christmas book reading/shelf clearing frenzy).
I'm not sure exactly how I'm going to break this cycle, but I am going to give it some thought.
Monday, January 09, 2006
My wife and I bought one of these about 18 months ago, and at first we loved it. It was easier to handle than a "real" jog stroller, looked nice, and was easy to fold. Unfortunately, as the review notes, the design/build quality leaves something to be desired. Screws have fallen out (no locknuts or similar fasteners), we've had several flat tires, and the thing almost never tracks straight.
The official Maclaren site doesn't even list the stroller anymore, which is probably for the best.