Month: October 2007

Dreams Crushed

I had not heard anything about the dream job for about a month. The last communication I had was an email from the Chair of the Search Committee who wrote in part: You made a very positive impression on the

Posted in Miscellaneous, Personal Development

Back on Track

You might have noticed that I’ve not been fully committed to fitness forĀ  quite some time. I’ve made a few false starts trying to get back to it but just never quite got there. I’m not sure why I did

Posted in Fitness

Spyware update, bah

Well, it’s been an exciting few days. My spyware/malware problem was not fixed by SpyBot which has kept me safe for years. My Symantec Antivirus also did not prevent this and could not find anything wrong to repair. I hit

Posted in Miscellaneous

Spyware, Malware, oh my

For the last day or two every website I visited with embedded advertisements showed me the same 4 or 5 ads. All of them bordered on not safe for work. Why was Carmen Electra everywhere? No I do not want

Posted in Miscellaneous

Hate signs in my neighborhood

I live in a middle class cul du sac suburb located between Denver and Boulder. It’s a place where every home has a basketball hoop whether they are used or not. Garage doors are left open. Bikes and toys are

Posted in Miscellaneous

Funky Winkerbean

I read the comic Funky Winkerbean each morning on the Seattle Post Intelligencer. The creator, Tom Batiuk, has been unafraid to write and draw about difficult issues: teen pregnancy, adoption, alcoholism, divorce and most recently death of a beloved wife

Posted in Fictional Heroes, Research & Science