There’s a proposal that the state sell off some of its more valuable real estate holdings to make up for the budget shortfall. For instance, San Quentin State Prison is 275 acres of waterfront land on the north side of… Continue Reading
It occurs to me that my earlier thoughts about opt-out organ harvesting laws may be, in a significant way, fundamentally incompatible with my thoughts in the same post condemning laws forbidding the sale of one’s own organs. This disturbs me… Continue Reading
Capuchins are small monkeys endemic to the rain forests of Colombia, Venezuela, and the Central American isthmus. They look like the fellow to the left, an adult male, who is about two feet long, not counting his long tail. Cute.… Continue Reading
As if leaving a half-trillion dollar budget deficit for the next administration wasn’t enough. This morning, President Bush signed into law a $300-billion bailout for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He had threatened to veto the bill because it included… Continue Reading
The progress of retail chain expansion marches on in Georgia.
Some friends spent a week in Rhode Island and fell in love with Rhode Island clam chowder, which is based on a clear broth. So when I stumbled across this recipe, I thought of them and I include an edited… Continue Reading
Another good idea from our friends up in Canada. If this law passes, there would be no more organ donor lists in Ontario. Instead there would be a “not a donor” list. You would have to opt out of rendering… Continue Reading
More poll respondents indicated they believed in angels than indicated they believed in God. What’s up with that? How can you believe in angels but not in God?
We have come to depend on the internet. With no net at the office over the past week, I was much less productive than I could have been with it. We finally got the Intertubes back today and it was… Continue Reading
Further to my last post, though, there would be one thing I would be pretty sad to see destroyed. It’s a small thing, which actually may not be particularly valuable. But it’s very unusual, and very old, and therefore it… Continue Reading