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{ Monthly Archives } June 2007

Bike to Work in Minneapolis

More people in Minneapolis ride their bikes to work than in any other U.S. city except Portland Ore., according to figures released this month by the U.S. Census Bureau. Yay for Minneapolis! The City of Bikes I got the clearance for full activity from the doctor today, so I’m going to get one day of […]

The Boondoggle that is Ethanol

This is an excellent article. A great summary of why corn and grass ethanol is a bad idea. The Great Corn Con -The Senate’s preposterous new ethanol bill. Key quotes: So, even if Congress mandated that all of America’s corn be turned into ethanol, it would yield only about 28.3 billion gallons, far less than […]


In an attempt to increase the masculinity of potentially feminine clothing items I have become fond of, I have begun to refer to things as man-(item). Man-pris (Capri pants for men) Man-dals (overly strappy or leathery sandals) The newest item is man-mocs. This one is tough however, because the moccasin, or it’s close cousin, the […]

Jumping off the Dock

Yeti – Dock Jumper, originally uploaded by ajc3. After years of practice and hard work, yeti is now jumping off the dock.

The Listening Project

On Friday, I was lucky enough to be amongst the first to see a new film called "The Listening Project". This documentary sends a group of people around the world to open a conversation about America’s role in the world. It’s not a perfect movie, and it has it’s own lens and perspective as all […]


From an article in the NYTimes Magazine – "When Should a Kid Start Kindergarten" In 49 out of 50 states, the average annual cost of day care for a 4-year-old in an urban area is more than the average annual public college tuition. Yikes!