Sounds like a good thing to me. The story is humorous, interesting, and worth a listen…
Archive for the ‘Existential’ Category
We live in a residential “PUD” (“Planned Unit Development“) where the houses are, as I term them, “detached townhouses”, on relatively small lots. I.e. backyards are tiny. Since we have little traffic, kids go out and play in the front yards and the streets (think: basketball, kickball, bikes, etc). And thus we actually get to meet many of our neighbors and informally socialize outdoors. I’ve thought several times over the years that the one main thing I’d change on the home design in the development would be to incorporate front porches. I’ve felt that such a simple change would further foster our neighborhood’s community-building. And since our weather is mild pretty much year-round, they’d see a lot of use.
Lo and behold, I heard a recent NPR piece on front porches…
And there’s a few other apropos NPR pieces in the thread…
If so, check out this recounting of a particularly nasty flight in 1989:
I was in RWC for only six nights out of 31 here in July. Lessee, beginning on 1-Jul — Duluth & Cook, Minnesota (visiting relatives & friends); Montreal, Quebec, Canada (IETF-66); Minneapolis, Minnesota (visiting friends); home for a night; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Liberty Alliance Sponsors’ meeting & Identity Open Space – Vancouver (IOSVan) ); home for night; Yosemite National Park; then back home on 28-Jul. whew.
Have some stuff to post here from above travels once I figure out how to post pictures into a wordpress-based blog such as this one. Apparently I need to decide on an appropriate WP plugin and then likely do some attendant PHP hacking. Mebbe WPv2.x already includes such functionality? whatever, it’s gonna take cycles to figure this out… thus: “more later”. Hope your August is going well, mine looks to be fairly “routine” as opposed to July, which was decidedly “non-routine”
Yeah, yeah, this is so “old slashdot”, but I recently re-viewed the videos on that site and am reminded at how it helps me visualize how small a piece of the universe our galaxy is, and how big and uniform said universe is. The video downloads are “large” for those of us with < 100mb/s connectivity, but worth it IMHO.
Various family friends have (or had) cabins sequestered out in various rural portions of the state. Has always seemed like a good idea to me. Maybe someday. Running across this company..
..helps sustain this idea (for me) in that it helps enable an option of finding an empty site and relatively easily adding a relatively low-cost structure. Or simply using it (the “cabin”) as an oddly quaint travel trailer.