Friday, May 30, 2014

House Approves $19.5 million for Gun Buyers' Background Checks

What a pittance. We need to do so much more to reduce the number of guns in the US.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Is sitting the new smoking? - Videos - CBS News

Looks like it is worth considering!

Note to Olympic Sailors: Don’t Fall in Rio’s Water -

Same warning when I was sailing for Brown; the difference was that the warning applied to the Charles River in Boston!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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I remember this day at the Brown commencement in 1969. One of those backs was mine. On stage was Henry KISSINGER.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Joys of Trimming -

More is indeed less.

PRI's The World | Public Radio International

The woman they had on today from UNC talking about the school girls in Nigeria has been in academia too long.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Friday, May 09, 2014

T Names for Boys - Baby Names of Ireland


Meaning of the name Terry. Listen and learn how to pronounce Terry so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: From an Irish name meaning “”one who aids or assists.”” It is usually translated as Terence and Terry, two names that have become strongly associated with Ireland. Turlough O’Carolan was a 17th century blind harpist and composer who wrote one of the most haunting pieces of Irish music, “”O’Carolan’s Concerto.””
GENDER: Boy | Male
IRISH NAME: Terry Turlough Turlach
AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Terry and read along with the meaning)
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T Names for Boys - Baby Names of Ireland

First time I have run across this. It's wonderful to have Frank McCOURT pronouncing the name Terry in Irish!

Monday, May 05, 2014

Eye-for-an-Eye Incivility -

Sound analysis.

Supreme Court Upholds Public Prayer at Town Board Meetings -

My initial reaction is that this is not a good decision, but I look forward to reading the opinion.

Saturday, May 03, 2014