Monthly Archives: August 2012

on walking with one’s daughter

On my way to work I saw a little girl walking to school with her dad. It of course made me think of how I’ve just, well, driven to school with my daughter, and dropped her off, and let her … Continue reading

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on leading

During the conflict in Libya, one of the President’s advisers described his approach as “leading from behind,” a reference to the strategy of allowing others to be presented as the initiators of one’s plan. It can be a useful thing … Continue reading

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on the accusations against Lance Armstrong

The director of USADA cites 1) recent fluid samples as “entirely consistent” with doping and 2) unidentified people willing to testify as his evidence that Lance Armstrong cheated in his bicycling career. Having been in a position to study multiple … Continue reading

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A question I have to ask

I’m just not sure I’m ready to think about the answer. What should I pack to wear at my daughter’s freshman Convocation?

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What a difference a couple of weeks make

I have some yardwork to do today. I’m waiting for it to warm up before I go outside.

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Are Axelrod, Plouffe, et al, ignorant or mendacious?

This is a remarkable report on the current approach of the President’s closest campaign advisers and their attempt to sway voters against Paul Ryan. The option given in the article, reflected in the title of this post, is, frankly, a … Continue reading

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It’s going to be a good year.

It’s the time of the summer when the students begin returning. The volleyball team and the soccer team have started practices and conditioning, and the residence hall leaders have returned from their training trip to Colorado. The Student Body Association … Continue reading

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I need the new edition

of the glossary of terms currently in use by the student generation. Apparently, if my daughter’s reaction is any indication, one no longer refers to one’s “posse.” Who knew?

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The greatest generation’s greatest choice

Apparently much of the rhetoric around the choice of Paul Ryan as the GOP candidate for Vice President will focus on the federal government’s Medicare program. While everyone recognizes that the program cannot continue as is, at least for the … Continue reading

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Summer pleasures

It has been an unusual summer, obviously. Lots of records for high temperatures and low precipitation. It’s going to be felt for awhile. Now I know why Dad remembers drought years of his youth. It’s been hard on our plants, … Continue reading

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