Monthly Archives: August 2012

Life without a car

I was irrational and couldn’t help it. Really weird. First time in decades, I am without a car. It felt like going on a trip without computer or forgetting cell phone at home. For my current situation, owning a car … Continue reading

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Gone Girl

The brilliancy of the this book is its dual personalities. It tells the story from both Nick and Amy’s angles, like “Mars and Venus” in fictional form. The story unfolds through a progressive, and alternative, of narratives. There are three … Continue reading

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Americans and their guns

At a party recently, after sufficient “lubrication,” I polled the guests on their “barrel count” (number of firearms they own). These are multi-generational Americans, living, in addition to Seattle, in California, Arizona, Texas, and Florida. The result was startling even … Continue reading

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Sailing @ SLU

South Lake Union. A sailboat is a machine. This machine was invented thousands of years ago, and was reinvented thousands of times over. Human beings are still tweaking this machine to make it more comfortable, faster, easier to maneuver, and … Continue reading

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Sportsman-like Strategy

By now, you know the story. IOC threw eight players, in Badminton, out for “not using one’s best efforts to win.” Did Michael Phelps give his best efforts during the semi-final? Did anyone, who had already qualified to advance but … Continue reading

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He Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar.

HBR blog recently has this one from a Kyle Wiens, “CEO of iFixit, the largest online repair community, as well as founder of Dozuki, a software company dedicated to helping manufacturers publish amazing documentation.” If you think an apostrophe was … Continue reading

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