November 2008

Or is it? From NPR: "In 1979, Chrysler avoided collapse by getting $1.5 billion in loans from the government. Charles Hyde, professor of history at Wayne State University and author of Riding the Roller Coaster: A History of the Chrysler Corporation, says in return Congress insisted that the company come up with some $2 billion [...]

Ok, I didn't come up with such a clever title, of course not. The venerable Tom Paxton changed his old song "I am Changing My Name to Chrysler" to fit the current climate. Some things just never change, do they? Watch Paxton sing this catchy song on YouTube: Lyrics to the song, in case you [...]

People who say "How are you?" or "What's up?" and then give you that look when you actually try to answer the question other than "Fine"People (ok, men) who do not look at you when they are talking to a group of people and you are the only woman in the room -- scan, scan, [...]

A good question indeed…

This is one of those one-liners that make me laugh out loud... Brilliant, great sense of humor. Indeed a good question, and I have to say, no matter where you stand on this divisive issue, this question does make you pause and give the whole thing some more thoughts. Picture found here

I am never one to abandon people when they are down in their luck. I do genuinely worry about people who enjoyed their 15-minute of fan and then never to be heard/seen again. I want the follow-up news, the updates. I want to make sure that they were not thrown over the wall like a [...]

We spent a too-short weekend in the New York city some time this year, and the boys fell in love with the city. At first we were worried that they might be bored since there really wasn't much to do, if you are a kid, once you subtracted museums and walking around and watching people. [...]

I've read the series of books by Judy Blume a long time ago. We recently picked up a copy of Double Fudge from a garage sale and I started reading it to my youngest this weekend, one chapter at a time. The more we read, the more it became surreal to me: Peter and Fudge [...]

I just realized this: Barack Obama will be a work-from-home-dad with a big-old office at home! Thanks to CBS for putting the entire video section on the Interweb! I watched again the section when they talked about transitions ahead for them as a family. Watch CBS Videos Online They are such a happy, beautiful family. [...]

About 2 weeks ago, my youngest asked me, "Mommy, is there a war now?" I was startled by this question, but quickly steadied myself and said, "yes, honey, unfortunately, there are wars all around the world." "No, I mean, is there one that we are in?" Pause. "Yes, honey, unfortunately, there is at least one, [...]

And it is not just a hat, nor is it a cowboy hat. It is a FEDORA.My 5 yo got a wool fedora for his upcoming 6th birthday. He has been wearing that hat ever since. People would comment on how cute he is, esp. when he tips his hat slightly, and say, "How'd you [...]

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