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{ Monthly Archives } October 2008

Spreading and Sharing, Collectively

Oh boy… A few weeks before she was nominated for Vice-President, she told a visiting journalist—Philip Gourevitch, of this magazine—that “we’re set up, unlike other states in the union, where it’s collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs.” Perhaps there is some meaningful distinction […]

raking, painting, cleaning gutters

my deep thought for the day: how many hours of beautiful fall saturdays have I spent doing house chores instead of enjoying the days? i should have a calculation for you later today. i want to move to a condo/townhouse/loft.


Now this is awesome! Cyclopath It’s a geowiki for twin cities cyclists. Meaning that anyone can create an account and add information about where the good places to bike are. Very cool!

the height of hypocrisy?

did it strike anyone odd that on the day the report came out on Trooper-gate saying that Gov. Palin abused her powers as Governor, she was out giving speeches claiming that they would reform abuses of power by government? i don’t know, it just seemed a little odd.

next up… Southwest Corridor!

Article today in the Star Tribune — What route is best for Southwest LRT The basic arguments come down to: What’s fastest for suburban commuters, who’s backyard will it run through, and which neighborhoods are we going to connect. My gut reaction in looking at the alignments is that it would be best to curve […]

door knocking

I went out in the neighborhood to knock some doors for Obama on Saturday. A supremely weird experience. Voting is a personal decision… or at least that’s what I’ve always been taught. So I felt like I was violating some part of my upbringing. On the other hand, I think that sharing my beliefs and […]

Debate Thoughts

McCain moves around the carpet like a roomba.