Monthly Archives: September 2010

Bill Gates on Climate Change as a priority


I just found the “Gates Notes“, a great online resource reflecting the travels, thoughts, and priorities of Bill Gates.     You can also contact Gates from that address. Here’s a nice piece about why Global Warming should not be … Continue reading

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Google’s 10 to the 10th project winners – spawning innovative solutions.


Google’s  Project 10 to the 10th gathered 150,000 ideas and filtered them to five great ideas listed below.  Each will receive huge funding from Google: Idea: Make educational content available online for free The Khan Academy is a non-profit educational … Continue reading

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Global vs Personal Priorities – DON’T keep mixing them up people!


Major breakthrough today in my confusion about why everybody gets so angry at me for suggesting the obvious – that we are pretty selfish, and than many of the concerns that today masquerade as “selfless” are in fact … selfish … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Play List


From Open Source Shakespeare Shakespeare’s plays, listed by number of lines List plays by genre alphabetically by date Total lines in all plays: 34,896 Total plays: 37 Average per play: 943 Note: A “line” is either words spoken by a character, … Continue reading

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Cuba and the Human Development Index


Cuba’s economic failures are now in the spotlight as they finally realize they need to change their socialist nightmare economy into something more … sustainable.    But Cuba’s problems are too often cited without a recognition of the success they … Continue reading

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Feeling Good vs Doing Good


It seems these days I’m often pissing off friends and family for suggesting something that, frankly, is pretty obvious.     Most of what passes as “doing good” these days are activities that make the feel-gooders feel good about themselves, … Continue reading

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104 Wagner Street, Talent, For Sale


Hello and thanks for asking about the Historic Wagner Street House in Talent, Oregon right across from the post office.     The lot size is about 11,000 square feet and the house is a 2 bedroom one bath craftsman … Continue reading

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