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Entries from August 2004

Because an automobile tends to keep the family together

August 30th, 2004 · 2 Comments

In the September/October issues of Puget Sound Journey, the AAA mazagine for our region, I found a list of 20 Reasons Why Women Should Motor Reprinted from Western Washington Motorist (Vol. !, No. 7), May 1920 by Douglas A. Shelor, Auto Club manager. There are many reasons why most city and country women should motor. [...]

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Tags: family

How to find broadband, burgers and a bit of exercise: map requests for yahoo and mapquest

August 30th, 2004 · 3 Comments

Both David Weinberger and Dave Winer on the same day last week commented on wifi available in hotels. In choosing hotels for two recent road trips, I have failed to be choosy about wi-fi availability, leaving Ted dial-up on a line as his only option. I agree with David Weinberger, that I’d rather have the [...]

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Tags: travels

The grass was greener yesterday when I had to mow it with scissors

August 30th, 2004 · Comments Off

The other day Don Boudreaux critiqued this interview described by NPR: Innovations like the washing machine may have made housework easier — but by raising standards of cleanliness, they also created more work. NPR’s Susan Stamberg concludes her series on leisure by exploring the history of housework with historian Susan Strasser. In my aggregator I [...]

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Tags: family

More on schooling equations…

August 30th, 2004 · 1 Comment

As a follow-up to my post on standardized tests, I want to link to this piece Paul Beard wrote as a response to mine The bottomline is to make an informed choice. Don’t assume the schools are as good or as bad as you remember your own schools. Meet the principal (your kid may become [...]

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Tags: homeschool

Mom, Dad – I joined the circus!

August 30th, 2004 · Comments Off

This recent Seattle Times article The big top beckons Olympic athletes described how circus scouts were observing athletes in Athens. With Olympic tickets in her pocket and a video camera in her backpack, the 34-year-old Pot spent last week searching for gymnasts who have the athletic skills and artistic flair to make the leap to [...]

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Tags: news