Archive for May 2009

Never thought I would say, "Thank you Jesse Ventura"

Posted 22 May 2009 by
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I have considered former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura only a celebrity politician. While some are better than others, we all know they would never had been elected without having been a celebrity first. In many other cases, they are taking advantage of an unusual political situation to rocket to the head of the class. In [...]

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The value of having someone that looks like you

Posted 22 May 2009 by
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P050809PS-0264 Originally uploaded by The Official White House Photostream This picture and accompanying story shows the value of having someone that looks like you being a role model. This picture is worth a thousand words. Stony the road we trod, Bitter the chast’ning rod, Felt in the days when hope unborn had died; Yet with [...]

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Not that this practice is new…

Posted 21 May 2009 by
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A blog post on the Minnesota Public Radio website shows what can happen when an industry-financed press release is sent from a third-party. Publicity happens. At least one news source called it properly in that particular case. This isn’t a new practice, though. In the past, though, you actually had to send the release on [...]

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STS-125 Atlantis and Hubble Solar Transit

Posted 20 May 2009 by
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STS-125 Atlantis and Hubble Solar Transit (200905130002HQ)Originally uploaded by nasa hq photo These pictures remind me of the excitement of the Space Program from the early days. I’m thinking Project Mercury. Then again, the capsules for Project Mercury and Project Gemini were only made a few miles from where I was raised–while I was living [...]

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Support all constitutional rights

Posted 19 May 2009 by
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It isn’t hard to find support for freedom of the press on the Internet. Some even are poetic about not censoring clueless people. Support for the First Amendment runs strong. For that matter, you can find support for pretty much any amendment to the US Constitution somewhere. I’m sure someone must be blogging support for [...]

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You never know the meaning of a day to a person

Posted 10 May 2009 by
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For Mother’s Day, we visited my partner’s mother in Mount Vernon, Washington. While currently a Canadian citizen, she was born and raised in the province of Fryslân (Friesland) in the Netherlands. After World War 2, she immigrated to Canada with other relatives. Eventually, she ended up in the United States just one month before my [...]

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Maybe Estate 4.1?

Posted 5 May 2009 by
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With much hubris, many New Media bloggers see their work replacing the product of traditional media. Some people feel nothing good came come of a blog. Is the truth in the middle? Is there a synergy with professionals and amateurs working together that gives us a sum that is greater than their individual parts? Poynter [...]

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