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Places to live

So Monocle released it’s most liveable cities list for this year (the list is behind a wall although there is a video recap, this site has the top line list). I keep trying to write about it and keep erasing my entire post. Let’s try one more time. I hate this list. I think everyone [...]

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While going through the pictures of the Obama White House on Flickr I came across a number of pictures of the President at play. With the new first puppy; There’s a ton of others, Obama with a basketball tossing a football in the oval office etc. Lots of great pictures. I love this for two [...]

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Internet speed

1 year ago, twitter had few users. 5 years ago, barely anyone was on facebook. 10 years ago, if someone told you they didn’t have an email address, you probably didn’t give it a second thought 10 years ago, AOL, Alta Vista and Yahoo! were the internet. I used to be thankful that I was [...]

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Being an Ox

Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the year of the Ox! According to Wikipedia: The Ox is the sign of prosperity through fortitude and hard work. This powerful sign is a born leader, being quite dependable and possessing an innate ability to achieve great things. As one might guess, such people are dependable, calm, and [...]

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Meme alert – 5 a day

I don’t usually participate in meme’s, but the meme Jim Byford tagged me with is a pretty good exercise. Not to mention the fact that I haven’t written a post in December yet, I needed to be inspired and Jim’s post did the trick. A site called Mindapples has started a meme asking people to [...]

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Poverty and conflict

A friend of mine asked me last night what I thought of the situation in Mumbai. I answered that I find it, like all terrorist attacks, crazy. It’s a sad reaction by desperate misguided individuals who don’t value other human lives as much as they should. After that I qualified my response by saying that [...]

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Where were you when

I remember where I was the planes crashed the towers. I remember where I was when the US invaded Afghanistan. I remember where I was when I found out that Barack Obama will be the next president of the United States… bed. Switzerland’s 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard time so I slept not so [...]

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The first web powered US election

Like most of the rest of the world, I’ve been really interested in the US election this year. It’s been the most anticipated and tightly fought battles in my lifetime and I think it’s very cool to be an adult with so many American friends and family living in America at this time. But the [...]

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Less is not more its better

One of the things I’m discovering about Switzerland is that they force you to assimilate by offering you less of everything. Examples: 95% of the gyms in Switzerland do not open before 9am. Which means working out in the AM is next to impossible All the retail stores are closed on Sunday and most are [...]

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Integrity and success – karma

So Elton Brand opts out so his team can sign Baron Davis and looks like a hero until he signs with Philadelphia. Kind of reminds me of the job Carlos Boozer did on the Cleveland Cavaliers a couple of years ago. Chris Kaman goes to the Olympics with Germany, something about his great grandfather being [...]

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