Category Archives: travel

Grameen Foundation and Grameen Bank – doing global good 24/7


The Grameen Bank and Grameen Foundation have been two of my favorite “do good” projects for some time.   Today I had a chance to talk about their amazing work with Alex Counts, the President of the Foundation he started … Continue reading

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Retirement Information at Retire USA


Retire USA is growing as a helpful source of retirement information for the USA.    As always the challenges of creating and maintaining a large website were underestimated, but I think the final product is starting to come together nicely … Continue reading

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The Civil War costs and benefits suggest Lincoln was wrong.


I’ve just finished watching Ken Burns “The Civil War” and (as usual) I think I’d argue a very unusual position in terms of what the North and South “should” have done given the massive cost in lives and prosperity and … Continue reading

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Southern Oregon Tweetup at the Craterian Theater … rocked!


Here in lovely Southern Oregon we enjoy a very high standard of living but – at least in my experience – really cool parties are few and far between.    However last night at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater in … Continue reading

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Osama Bin Laden dead. Killed by US forces special attack at a compound in Abbottābad, Pakistan


President Obama is reporting that Osama Bin Laden is dead, killed by US forces in a special operation in Pakistan.   Not clear yet if this was with the permission of the Pakistan government, but probably it was a situation … Continue reading

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Rulers of England


Rulers of England In honor of the upcoming English Royal Wedding and the fact I’m watching “The Tudors” on Netflix right now, I thought it would be fun to post a list of the rulers of England. This is a … Continue reading

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Oregon Coast – Brookings, Oregon


Lone Ranch Beach is four miles north of Brookings, Oregon on the fabulous Oregon Coast.   This is a pretty secluded beach a few miles north of Brookings’ very popular hiking and camping area and state park called “Harris Beach”. … Continue reading

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