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The Day After Thanksgiving

What did you do for Thanksgiving? We ripped our kitchen apart. This is what it looked like before we started. See that upper cupboard over the peninsula? We decided that it makes the counter...

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Karma and the Tea Party

Jonathan Haidt had an interesting article about Libertarians in the Wall Street Journal the other day. He claims that it’s all about karma. Nice update on the earlier interview I linked to back here.


Mr. Biggins

Recently my mother shipped some things here that had been in storage in Oregon. In amongst the china and pictures was this coffee pot.  I do remember my parents using this coffee pot when...

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Schubert Quintet

Last night we went to Jordan Hall to hear the Tokyo Quartet and Lynn Harrell perform the Schubert Quintet. It’s an amazing piece of music on several levels. It was a major influence on...

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Processing.js Reaches 1.0

Yeah! We’ve been spending most of our Processing cycles lately with the Android version, but it’s really nice to hear that the JavaScript version just turned 1. Go check it out here.


20 Things About the Web

Confused about the alphabet soup of cool new features which make your web browser work today? Christoph Niemann has created a really cute and gentle introduction for the noob. Highly recommended, but it’s probably...



The previous post was about the city of Carcassonne. This post is related to that, but is about something slightly different, namely the board game of Carcassonne. The board game has each player take...



Yesterday we visited Carcassonne. It was interesting to see the real city as we’ve been playing the game Carcassonne for years. Early parts of the castle are Roman, but came to look like the...

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Cooks Source

We post a lot of recipes on this blog, so we’ve been following this week’s Cooks Source scandal with interest. If you haven’t heard the story, there was a pretty good story about it...