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Entries from July 2004

Free Books!

July 27th, 2004 · Comments Off

Recently I’ve seen a couple other posts about free books…or rather books that aren’t allowed to be free. The free books that have excited me came from our local library. We picked up some free books at a sale earlier this month: I think they’ll make great road-trip amusement material. The library system in our [...]

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Why Mr. Lincoln had Whiskers and Why Howard Dean is our Easter Bunny

July 27th, 2004 · Comments Off

Note: the content of this blog post is not intended as an endorsement of anything or anyone except silliness The other day the girls were cheering at the dinner table “Bush! Kerry!” and then they added “Dean!” Even Elisabeth got into the act. She can’t say many words but somehow she could try to say [...]

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Tags: books

Buy donut stocks!

July 27th, 2004 · Comments Off

As if the news last week (via MetaFilter) of Krispy Kreme’s new drinkable version of the company’s signature doughnut wasn’t enough incentive, today’s Democratic National Convention report from Dave Winer guarantees that donut stocks should be on the BUY list… Well, the convention has started. It’s boring beyond belief. It can only get better. Everyone [...]

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Things you can do while listening to Dave Winer’s CoffeeNotes

July 26th, 2004 · Comments Off

Saturday night I listened to Dave Winer’s CoffeeNotes audio post. While the MP3 played, I made pairs of earrings from abalone and flower beads. I thought it was fun that Dave has talked about showing beauty on blogs (as I have elaborated) and I was listening to his blog and making something beautiful. I felt [...]

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Learning by dying

July 26th, 2004 · 2 Comments

Through Doc Searls’ post Survival of the Funnest I enjoyed an essay by Bernie DeKoven. I love his Funlog description This funlog, on the other hand, is Bernie DeKoven’s weblog, about Bernie’s search for signs of fun on the Internet. In his piece titled e-playing and e-learning: integral fun and meaningful failure Bernie DeKoven wrote: [...]

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