Category Archives: Random News

I’m back…

Sorta.  Finally got around to migrating from the old host.  Will try to not be a stranger. In the meantime, be excellent to one another.

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Help me help those with MS

I will be participating in the MS150 bike ride from Houston to Austin this weekend to help raise money for research into multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system. Every hour, someone is newly diagnosed with MS. I registered for … Continue reading

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How Joe White are you?

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“Houston Public Media…is neither Houston nor Public.”

Paula Myrick Short, Ph.D. Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, University of Houston pmshort@uh.edu 713-743-9830 Dear Vice President Short, The actions of Lisa Shumate yesterday are causing a backlash against Houston Public Media, as you are no doubt … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Classical 91.7

Lisa Trapani Shumate Executive Director & General Manager KUHA-FM Classical 91.7 Houston Public Radio lshumate@houstonpublicmedia.org Mrs. Shumate, I am terribly disappointed at the news of the staff firings today. To do so after having just conducted a membership campaign is … Continue reading

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The Presumption of Truth

For all those who wish to give more power to the state. From Ken White at Popehat: Armando Saldate, Jr. had been adjudged to be a liar on four occasions and a lawbreaker on five others. No rational person would … Continue reading

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Beware of these scammers

In recent weeks I (and my family and clients) have been exposed to a number of scams. I thought I should highlight them to help others avoid falling for them. Both sets of my in-laws received a call from (302) … Continue reading

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I love Don Boudreaux

I wish I had a tenth of his letter-writing skills. Here’s a letter to the Washington Post: Have you noticed the enormous increase in greedy speculation in the northeast over the past two days? It’s quite something! In advance of … Continue reading

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Biking the Danube in honor of Mom

John Gremillion and I are biking 1850 miles to raise money for the MMRF in honor of my mom. Check it out at http://danube2012.com

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“Crapping at the Opera in London before 1830” [study]

I love the Journal of Improbable Research Seventeenth century opera houses produced more than just music, a reality brought forth in this study: ‘Pots, Privies and WCs: Crapping at the Opera in London before 1830‘, Michael Burden. Cambridge Opera Journal, … Continue reading

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