One last katrina rant

I’m still seething and amazed about new Orleans and this whole fiasco. It didn’t immediately strike me that when Bush left the ‘ranch” last Tuesday it was not go to Washington or the Gulf but to fly to California to make another insane…
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Two new pics -- Look, they're Here Now!

One is an attempt at a self portrait with new bike. Didn't get much of the bike in there, though. The other is just the street nearby, to give some rough idea what it looks like. I will take much more, better shots soon. This photo is…
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More about school...

More about the schools. As many of you know, my sister Laura lived in London for a few years and experienced real British schools. There, her kids were deemed too young for WE kits and did gym class in their skivvies. Honestly. Here, there is…

Another NOLA katrina rant

Here’s an interesting link about how budget cuts in recent years left the levees unimproved and contributed at least somewhat to this disaster. The money had to be diverted to fight the war on terror.http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050901/pl_nm/weather_katrina_funding_dcHow…

A really good essay on New orleans

This just hit the mark to me and I thought I'd share.http://slate.msn.com/id/2125352/nav/tap2/

My TMac story, NOLA RIP and more on the kids' school

My day spent roaming around Beijing with Tracy McGrady is recounted here:http://slamonline.com/links/08292005/I just wrote a long entry and lost it to computer whimsy, which is quite depressing. I just want to reiterate how sad I am to see the…

a photo on slamonline.com

check it out... http://slamonline.com/links/08292005/My report will be up there by Weds. afternoon, I think. (Your time.) It is Weds. evening here now and I am finishing up my Tmac report to send it in.The devastation in New Orleans is astounding…
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Hanging with Tmac

Good god I'm tired today. Trekked all over Beijing with Tracy McGrady and a bunch of Adidas reps yesterday. It was alot of fun and quite interesting. I'll throw a few pictures up here. To get the rest of the details, you'll have to wait…
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Jacob and eli in their "PE kits" -- pics added!

Here they are in their "PE kits," which they have to wear every day they have gym -- which is three days a week, which confuses me about the much ballyhooed reg. uniforms. but mine is not to wonder why...
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A little update on Becky's job

Several people have e'ed me and inquired about how becky is doing at work. the answer is, fine. She has only been going into office for a week and there is a lot to work through. She is about to lose two senior reporters and it will take a little…