Monthly Archives: July 2005

This Just In

The bush administration is currently repackaging its foreign policy. They are moving away from the branded Global War on Terrorism, and are now going to be referring to it as an ongoing “Struggle.” How do you say “struggle” in German? … Continue reading

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Fractals

A fractal is a mathmatical concept in which a relatively simple formula creates a very intricate pattern. Another aspect of a fractal is that no matter how much you “zoom in” on the pattern, it continuously repeats itself. With that … Continue reading

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Catching Up

As I peruse the internet I come across many interesting things, and I save the links with every intention of going back to them. But as one old innkeeper said, one thing pushes out another. Thus, here are a few … Continue reading

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This Week In Poker

Here’s some lighter stuff. Week v2.40 — I took no pics the last two events, and I only remebered at the last minute this time. New faces — Sharon from Australia (left). Douglas, from Canada, is in the back. “Sorry, … Continue reading

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Why Politics Matters

Or, more specifically, why American politics matters. The average American has no concept how the United States’ policies and actions affect the daily lives and livelihoods of billions of people across the globe. All that most people grasp is the … Continue reading

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Circularity, or Oh! My! God!

Sensing the feelings of the group, I did an un-Foley thing, and left the bar early. I knew that others were not interested in an all-nighter, but they were hesitant to leave. I blazed the trail, and got home at … Continue reading

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All things old are new again

When I arrived here last December, I went out with the crowd to the local pub on a regular basis. I did not want to seem anti-social (technically, I’m “non-social”) so I did not refuse any invitations. After a month … Continue reading

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Hola Amigos

I commented to a new colleague that I know more Spanish than Korean, and this colleague said that most Americans speak Spanish. I had to disagree, claiming that I know more Americans than she. She then provided that I could … Continue reading

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This Week In Poker

Week v2.50 — We had a small group, and a laid back game. Douglas (last week’s big winner) did not show, and we will be off for the next two weeks. We expect him back when we resume. Yes, some … Continue reading

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Garden Party

We had a little party at school. One of our kindy teachers, Amanda, had a “Garden Party” and had her kids make invitations for all the teachers. I forgot my camera, and got these from Bettie (although I took some … Continue reading

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