Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Jersey Devil makes rare appearance (

Ever heard of the Jersey Devil? It's a legend from where I grew up (in the Pine Barrens). I can literally recall watching a film in elementary/middle school chronicling the legend in a semi-scientific way.

Anyway, I thought it might be fun to post this. (And also because Camp Ockanickon (mentioned in the article) was pretty much in my backyard. It was also the place our winter track team trained, so I spent an inordinant amount of time at the Camp.)
Jersey Devil makes rare appearance (

Election appreciation

I'm very happy to have seen the Iraqi election turnout so high. Appreciation for democracy - often taken for granted here in the States - is a beautiful thing. Follow this link to see the thoughts of a grateful Iraqi.


Now, if we could just bring about 100,000 troops home, and save a few billion $$$$......

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

How Much Tax Would You Like to Pay?

Here's an undeniably worthwhile idea to re-engineer our tax system. It's a flat tax OR a complex tax - whichever you like. I really can't see how anyone could object.

How Much Tax Would You Like to Pay?

With my new friends on the Great Wall of China

With my new friends on the Great Wall of China
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World sun clock

Uncommon Man's Creed

"I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon -- if I can. I seek opportunity -- not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me. I wish to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole, I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia. I will not trade freedom for beneficence, nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any master, nor bend to any threat. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud, and unafraid, to think and act for myself, to enjoy the benefit of my creations, and to face the world boldly and say, "this I have done." All this is what it means to be an American." -- Anonymous