Tag Archives: food

Compassion, Poverty, and Politics

Compassion, Poverty, and Politics

The following is a discussion snippet from Compassion International’s blog. They recently had a blog post debating transparency versus marketing with respect to the best direction for the content of their blog. During the conversation I ran into Ashleigh, a 21-yr-old schoolgirl who seemed full of inexperience and strong opinions. For example, she touted environmental [...]

Freedom and Obesity

Freedom and Obesity

So I was at the grocery store in the frozen food aisle picking up some vegetables. I catch a glimpse of this grossly obese man down the aisle a ways, with ridiculously over-sized sweats hugging his mammoth torso. He was over 400 pounds for sure. He was holding the the door open (pet peeve of [...]

Adobe MAX 2007 – Wrapup

Adobe MAX 2007 – Wrapup

This past week I attended the Adobe MAX 2007 Conference being held in Chicago’s huge McCormick Place Conference Center. This was a tremendous event for a heavy user of Adobe products (like myself), and was easily the best conference I have ever attended. Here are some pics (and you can view the full photoset here): [...]

Something is wrong with vegans!

Something is wrong with vegans!

I just read an article today talking about a group of New Zealanders who fancy themselves as so-called “vegansexuals” – that is, they only have sex with other vegans. Supposedly this all stems from them not wanting to be exposed to people who have “filled themselves with decomposing carcasses”. This begs the question… what the [...]

A Good Parable

A Good Parable

This post is a version of an email that’s been circulating the internet for years. It’s a great parody of the entitlement mentality poisoning the western world, especially America. OLD VERSION The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks [...]

A Christmas Letter From Jesus

A Christmas Letter From Jesus

A Christmas letter from Jesus (delivered to me via several email forwards). I’ll take the hit on any spelling errors since I’m sure the original had none. Dear Children, It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. Maybe you’ve forgotten that [...]

Voting Myths and My Take on Them

Voting Myths and My Take on Them

With the general election coming up in the United States there’s plenty of chatter about it all. I found this article by Michael McDonald, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and assistant professor at George Mason University, to be quite interesting… a departure from the usual drivel. It covers five common myths about “turning [...]

US Basketball loss hits a grim reality.

US Basketball loss hits a grim reality.

The recent loss this week by the United States Basketball Team in the semifinals of the World Basketball Championship hits a grim reality. We are no longer the best country at basketball. [related article] Greece bumped the US Team (filled with NBA players) out of gold medal contention… Greece having only a single NBA player [...]

Geekonomics Makes WarCraft Flow

Geekonomics Makes WarCraft Flow

A recent article in Wired Magazine (Geekonomics, April 06) asks “What if everything in the world were free?” At first the brief mental dream of this utopia may be alluring, but the inevitable consequences would surely be societal disaster. But why? Quite simply, as long as we’re human we’ll act like humans. At first listen [...]

Vegas Wrapup

Vegas Wrapup

I’m back and because we’re all sick of hearing about Vegas let’s wrap things up, shall we? It was dry… twelve percent humidity is only good if you have lunger. There are many perverts who are rich and like to gamble… they were stumbling around drunk almost everywhere. If you want the proverbial $4.99 lobster [...]