Month: January 2011

I cut my spending, bet you have, now how about “them?”

Read “them” as both state and federal legislators, but let’s talk about Congress now. There is much talk presently about reductions in federal spending, and much talk about not being able to get cuts through both houses and past the President’s veto. Read the article excerpted below (and browse the other budget analyses on the Heritage Foundation site) and then call your Congressional reps and senators. This article talks about the spending and resulting deficits on an annual basis. Keep in mind that each annual deficit adds to the national debt — now projected at $14 trillion. People often...

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Winter is a great time to cycle or run. Really.

I hear many people bemoan winter and the idea that they can’t get outside to exercise, or work in the yard, or … (fill in the blank).  In Texas we only have two seasons:  now and later.  Most of the winter weeks have many days that are perfectly suited to outdoor activity, including fitness walks, runs and rides. As the new year was spooling up slowly there were days I could sneak out of the office early and was able to make a few rides on the bicycle recently. For example, the 33 mile loop through Bertram   which...

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2010 in review (according to WordPress)

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2010. That’s about 26 full 747s. In 2010, there were 137 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 289 posts. There were 188 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 136mb. That’s about 4 pictures per week. The busiest day of the year was January 5th with 190 views. The most popular post that day was North Platte, Nebraska — a place in WWII history. Where did they come from? The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and Some visitors came searching, mostly for arizona immigration law explanation, texas textbook adoption, elephant drive problems, analysis of arizona immigration law, and captain justice. Attractions in 2010 These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010. 1 North Platte, Nebraska — a place in WWII history March 2009 3 comments 2 about January 2009 5 comments 3 Favorite productivity computer programs February 2010 4 I do not like it, Uncle Sam March 2010 1 comment 5 Texas textbook adoption: a critical juncture March 2010 5 comments Recent Possibly Related External Links...

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