September 2009 archive

this is not a recommendation

I just finished reading Stieg Larsson’s acclaimed The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I wish I could recommend it. Larsson’s book, the first of a trilogy, is currently enjoying a ride on the New York Times’ bestsellers list. I love me a NYT book, but this one really should have come with a warning. The […]

I’m with the band

Something magical has happened and I got to witness it firsthand. Last week, 234 perfect strangers raised $14 778 to buy 42 band instruments for students they had never met. They did it gladly. They did it in just six days. And I got to be one of them. This is the story of how […]

I’m with the band

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000149 EndHTML:0000002291 StartFragment:0000000199 EndFragment:0000002257 StartSelection:0000000199 EndSelection:0000002257 In life, it’s that one extra degree of effort that separates the good from the great. At 211 degrees, water is hot. At 212 degrees, it boils. And with boiling water comes steam. And steam can power a locomotive. The one extra degree makes all the difference. Adam […]