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Church Choir

February 27th, 2008, 1 Comment

Every year on Good Friday, our church choir joins with the other church choir in the area for an evening choir program. This year we are performing The Seven Last Words of Christ by Theodore Dubois. It’s a challenging and beautiful piece. We’ll have our combined choir, plus pipe organ and various other instruments. Easter […]

Christmas Is Almost Here

December 24th, 2007, No Comments

It seems like Christmas started on Saturday this year. We had a nice snowfall, with a not-so-nice 40MPH wind accompanying it. We got drifts, and had whiteout conditions outdoors for a little while. Sunday morning came and I went out early to see if we’d be able to get the car down our driveway. At […]

Egg and Daughter Night

December 10th, 2007, No Comments

Cliff has an absolutely wonderful post about “egg and daughter night” in his hometown in Nebraska. A great read. Saturday evenings used to be quite the occasion around here too, from what I’m told. But nobody can tell the story like Cliff.

American Priorities

November 6th, 2007, 13 Comments

Number of people killed on Sept. 11, 2001: 2,974 Number of suicides in 2004: 32,439 Number of people killed on American highways in 2006: 38,588 Annual deaths from obesity: 300,000 Total deaths from cancer in 2007: 559,650 Total deaths from heart disease in 2004: 871,500   Total military spending in FY2008: $1228 billion Funding for […]

Short-Term Thinking

October 20th, 2007, No Comments

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First Typoblogging Experiment

October 17th, 2007, 13 Comments

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Today’s Puzzle

June 20th, 2007, 3 Comments

Why are there some people that put “Emailing:” at the start of the subject line of emails that they send out? I can’t figure out why it’s useful. Does anyone know how this got started?

“You just never know when you’re dealing with rodents”

June 11th, 2007, 3 Comments

The day after Memorial Day, when I got into my car, it reeked. A strong, foul odor greeted me that morning. It had rained a lot during the long weekend, and I hadn’t driven the car. I figured it was just some water sitting somewhere. It ought to evaporate soon enough. The smell seemed to […]

“FEMA doesn’t do levees”

June 3rd, 2007, 2 Comments

During recent flooding, some levees in Kansas were breached. (Yes, Kansas has levees!) According to the story, there was a quote from a FEMA official saying “FEMA doesn’t do levees.” After New Orleans, I think the entire country would agree with that sentiment. Although after some congressmen got involved, FEMA changed their tune, and now […]

Real-World Haskell

May 23rd, 2007, No Comments

Today, Bryan O’Sullivan, Don Stewart, and I are announcing a new book we’re working on with O’Reilly: Real-World Haskell. I’m excited about the book and about working with Bryan and Don on this project. O’Reilly has agreed to publish this book under a Creative Commons license! We plan to post drafts of chapters incrementally at […]

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