Gosh sorry for being gone so long This is a super busy season for us — Thanksgiving, then L’s birthday on 11/20, then C’s birthday on 12/5, then J’s birthday on 12/15. Of course, Christmas and New Year’s coming. Birthday […]
Busy Weekend! On Friday, I finally joined the ACLU and the EFF after years of claiming I was going to. I am all for tracking down terrorists and bringing them to justice, but in our zeal to do so, I […]
This Day In History First of all, when it comes to doughnuts, we’re #1! I hope the weather doesn’t prevent us from consuming even more doughnuts. More importantly, let’s wish the microprocessor a happy birthday. In one form or another […]
Krispy Kreme OK folks it is just a doughnut. Why this town has gone nuts over them I do not understand. I guess we don’t have the Mariners to talk about any more. No one cares enough about the Seahawks […]
Weblogs Perhaps the best way to build a personal website these days is as a weblog, or blog for short. This site is an example — your typical blog is a set of short notes posted in chronological order, most […]
Volleyball Season Finale Well L’s volleyball season ended today at the district tournaments in Edmonds. This was the first time that Forest Ridge had ever made it to the district tournaments and they faced a set of very tough teams. […]
Carter Beats The Devil What a great fun book. John and I have both read it, it is a great yarn. And for those with a Marion, Ohio background, it has just enough mentions of Marion and Harding and Nan […]
Ignition Update Some of you have asked about the companies that we are investing in here at Ignition. Here is a quick rundown of our investments to date: Seven — founded by a great entrepreneur, Bill Nguyen. This company is […]
Halloween! Wow we had a great night. I’d estimate that we had 250-300 kids visiting — we gave away a LOT of candy. All of L’s friends and their families came, as did J’s friends and families. And we had […]
Halloween Status All systems go. Both foggers working — yard and doghouse. Pirate, Heartbeat, Greeting, Thunder and Lightning, and Doghouse soundsystems all operation. Giant Ghosts working. Lightning operational. Gobo spotlight operational. All skeletons in place. Skeleton eyes lit. All indoor […]
Whistle While You Work I wish I had the time of an 11 year old. John spent nearly every waking moment this past weekend learning how to whistle. He made pretty good progress — Friday night all he could produce […]
Icebergs L brought home a paper last week on the “Iceberg” analogy for teams. How just a little bit of an iceberg peeks above the water, but it has a whole huge structure supporting its exposed surface, and how that […]
Volleyball Update Alright! Forest Ridge won the playoff game friday night to determine the sole champion of the Emerald City league. It was a hard fought match — U Prep won the first game 15-13. Forest Ridge the second 15-13. […]
Volleyball League Info Hey check out L’s volleyball activities. The league site has all kinds of great info.
Oldies but goodies: (1) What does the average Minnesota player get on his SAT’s?
Northwest News 10/4 Well September certainly turned out to be a somber month. Even though we were not directly touched by the events of the month, we like all Americans have had a rough emotional month. We fervently hope October […]