Archive for March, 2010


Yesterday, we made “second visits” to the couple of houses that made the cut — and I brought my camera along so I could show my mother where we’re (maybe) going to end up. Considering we ended up making an offer at the end of the day, you might think I’d have a couple shots [...]

About Those New Texas Education Standards…

After months of wrangling, and highlighted by several days of acrimonious debate and political stupidity, the Texas State Board of Education passed a new set of curriculum standards yesterday. There are… um… some problems. Sigh… Since Adorable Child will be entering high school next year, our impending relocation out of Texas seems all the more [...]

Walmart and the Barbie Wars

I found the remnants of Adorable Child’s Barbie collection this morning.  Only two have survived. There’s probably deeper meaning here, but it won’t be found at Walmart.

Great Expectations and The American Dream

One of the charges often made these days is that the American dream is lost — that unlike generations that have come before us, we and/or our children will not see an increase in the standard of living or quality of life. Every time I come across one of these assertions (and they come from [...]

“Son of the Devil’s Spawn”

My goodness, things have gotten nasty.  From RealClearPolitics: “Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil’s spawn, Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) said. “He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote. He would strap his children to the front end of a steam locomotive.” Dang!  And these guys supposedly play on the [...]