Category Archives: history

Like it was yesterday

I remember laying awake in bed the night that our daughter came home from the hospital. She was in a bassinet at the foot of our bed, and Jenn said something like “What if she stops breathing and we can’t … Continue reading

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I love it when a plan comes together

I just successfully upgraded my WordPress installation, which powers this blog, to the latest version (3.0, called Thelonius – see the complete list of major WP releases, all named for jazz musicians). I did this with nary a bump, very … Continue reading

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Debates? Who needs debates?

Too many words. You know what they say about pictures…

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Someone please tell me again why anyone would vote for this guy or anyone in his party?

Also, how much do you think the Obama people would have to spend to buy this from The Daily Show and use it as the basis for their ad campaign from now until November? and

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A Day In Israel: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 – 13th of Tamuz, 5768

0830 We got up and started getting ready for our day. This included a light breakfast for us and Hadarya. 0900 My friend, roommate, and rabbi Scott, called to tell me that Channel 10 News was covering the prisoner exchange … Continue reading

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Punchline looking for a joke

Yeah, yeah, so I’m a parent now, so that’s supposed to make me all “mature” and “grown up” and blahblahblah?! HA! We took our daughter to the doctor yesterday, as she’s had a rash on her torso for several days … Continue reading

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I find your lack of attribution disturbing

I was happy to catch this interview with Ridley Scott on NPR yesterday afternoon on the way home from work. Today is the release day for Blade Runner: The Final Cut, Scott’s latest (and allegedly last) reworking of his 1982 … Continue reading

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Professional development/putting myself out there

Last week I participated in an IT Careers Panel organized by our colleagues across town at the UCSD Career Services Center. There were three other panelists (all UCSD alums), and a whopping TWO students attended. So, yeah, it wasn’t a … Continue reading

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On giving back, giving thanks, and not giving up

We got up bright and early this morning to walk 5K in downtown San Diego to raise money for Jewish Family Service and the San Diego Food Bank. Felt good. Ran into many people we know, and saw the power … Continue reading

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Blast from the past: Denis Leary riffing on the Mel Gibson DUI

Thank you to Phyllis & Joel for reminding me of this gem: Back in July of 2006, Mel Gibson was famously arrested for drunk driving, and exercised his constitutionally protected right to free speech by unleashing a tirade blaming Jews … Continue reading

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