Archive for February, 2011


Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Today, 2/27, on my way home from work (!) I saw the odometer roll over to 277777 miles (=447038.748 kilometers) on my 1991 Mercedes 300D. Cool number – especially on today’s date :) So that’s now 33,000 miles on my homebrew  biodiesel in the last 3 years, and she’s going strong.

Bomb squad

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Today, around 10:30 AM, the building where I work suddenly was swarming with cops and security guys who were telling people to get out of the building. In a locked mail room at  Duke Press, someone had found a package wrapped in electrical tape, no return address, no postage. So they called the police, and […]

First trail riding excursion

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

We’re now about 6 months into our horse-ownership adventure and today we did our first real trail riding adventure with Wally and Cleo. We’ve been riding them in and around the pasture. We built a small trail through the woods for riding, and we’ve taken them around the neighborhood.  But today we went a bit […]

Congratulations, Egypt

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Historic day in Egypt! Amazing turn of events … congratulations to all those stubborn activists on Tahrir square and all over the country.

Free Jazzmatazz

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Yeah – that’s a pretty good song. I like it – not just because my website gets a shout out at 00:22 in the Das Racist piece.  No – it’s really a cool song – better than Juicy for sure. And now we have some real hipster cred. Free Jazzmatazz is a collaboration between […]


Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Yes, horses like to eat hay, but my god – these guys EAT HAY! Lots of it! Each of our horses can eat several hundred pounds of hay a week. We have had a pretty cold winter, so far, and so they eat even more than they usually would because when it’s cold their metabolism […]

Assalaamu alaykum

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

“Peace be with you” – that’s how Barack Obama greeted the audience at Cairo University in June 2009. During his speech in the “timeless city” he said I do have an unyielding belief that all people yearn for certain things:  the ability to speak your mind and have a say in how you are governed; […]