Monthly archives: November, 2008

Intense dream

It isn’t every night you have a dream about jumping into a black hole, meet a preadolescent gate keeper named Michael living in a studio apartment, jump into an icy blue sea, and end up getting reduced to component particles (possibly smaller than quarks). Woosh! It was the most vivid, intense dream I have had …

Happy Thanksgiving!

The title pretty much says it all. If things go well, I’l have two this year! That will partially make up for me missing the last two over in Yemen… I hope I’ll be able to button up my pants by the end of the weekend!

Wow, where’ve you been Google?

I had noticed my daily hit rate on my site had been going down recently. The other day, a Google bot crawled my website and suddenly I’m getting all sorts of hits. Not only are some of my old popular pages (demand curves, profit is important, in defense of black sabbath, etc.) getting hit again, …

NO NO NO NO NO!!!!

Yesterday, Paulson said, “…the most important thing we can do to mitigate the housing correction and reduce the number of foreclosures is to increase access to lower cost mortgage lending.” GAH! Ok, why does he think that lower cost mortgages will be helpful? They were, to a large extent, what brought us to this current …

When is it going to end?

So the Fed is jumping in with hundreds of billions of dollars to “help” the financial crisis. At what point do we say enough? I see two big problems with these ongoing debt raising shenanigans. First, there is the issue of how the economy is going to react. The whole point of this is that …

Pomegranates

I learned to love pomegranates when I was over in Yemen. I bought a few, but they were kind of a pain to eat. I ate them over the sink by cutting them in half and then just spreading the seeds out and gobbling them down. The problem was that method was messy and they …

I’ve passed a test

One of the motivators of me going to Yemen was the prospect of getting out of the job I had. I was an assistant manager in a photo equipment store. Not to toot my own horn too much, but I was one of their better employees. I felt like I was stuck, the best I …

Fear and fundementalism

I’ve been going to a book club the past 3 weeks or so. It’s held at an Episcopal church and not surprisingly, the books revolve around religion. Right now, we’re doing a book about the Gospel of Mary (Magdalan). The stuff about the book is interesting but often times the tangents are more interesting. I …

Prop 8, Detroit Bailout, and other things…

Sorry I haven’t been posting for a while, just haven’t been up to it. I have been systematically worn down with all of the crazy economic talk, I just can’t deal with it anymore… Imagine my surprise when senators and congressmen didn’t rush through bailout legislation for Detroit. I am pleasantly surprised that there is …