I've only been updating my blog lately...
Spending my time working, playing and learning, this site site is my
eclectic collection of the arts, sciences, technologies, friends, family, and of course...poker
My favorite picture of the times (usually my family)
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Florida Scenes -
Photos from Florida, as we vacation,
uploaded in color!
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My kids think I am nuts to be listening to such eclectic
music, but I can't help it.
what can I say? he's sincere,
in his 30's, writes and plays all his own stuff - he just plain Rocks!
tenor, soprano and alto saxophones, flute - always compellingly passionate and alive...
ok, another one with an honest mouth, but the
sounds are so real
Velvet Underground & Nico (Album)
radical debut album of the group led by Lou Reed and pushed toward
fame by pop legend Andy Warhol
lifetime of Field
Recordings by Alan Lomax
early slave songs to eastern european folk, this is a must for music
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Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream, by Paulo Coelho.
Recommended to me by my newest friend - Crista!
Under Fire, the newest from the fine historical fiction writer W.E.B.
Griffin (I've read them all)
- Had to finish it in two sittings! Female SOE officer behind the lines
in France, preparing for D-Day, Jackdaws
is another hit from Ken Follett
- Reading Follett again reminded me to list The
Pillars of the Earth, one of my all time favorite fiction books -
an epic tale following of a family of cathedral builders during the
- Known to change people's lives, this spiritual work for all beliefs, Illusions : The
Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, by Richard Bach
- The No-Spin
Zone by Fox's anchor Bill O'Reilly - you don't have to agree with
O'Reilly, but you can certainly appreciate his telling of the truth
- Dedicated to my wife's uncle, Andrew Haldane, With
The Old Breed, by E.B. Sledge is a true story of Peleliu and
Okinawa - the hardcover
edition is a great shelf piece
> Help reduce the pile of books that is growing next to my bed
a couple of them from me on Amazon.com
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|Missive: "No Child Left
Why do our children have to be raised in an
environment of limited opportunity when they can be shown by
example how to find multiple pathways to prosperity?
I cannot quote the statistics from fifty years ago when
my parents were growing up in Lawrence, MA. The city has
been a struggling mill
city north of Boston since the textile industry left at the end of
the 1800's. Examine these figures from today relating to the immigrant
of Lawrence residents were born in the US
of Lawrence's 13,000 students live in poverty
These are two facts that are largely
overlooked by the surrounding communities. The
economic boom of 90's that allowed a great deal of Massachusetts
to prosper, missed Lawrence and other communities like it.
Business and education alike did not prosper there. How can
business, education, and community leaders change that?
Bush's recent No
Child Left Behind act of 2001 provides $26.5 billion in
education funding, a $4 billion increase over last year. Interestingly, this bill was almost unilaterally
approved by both parties. This should be a key indicator
that all Americans desire to educate our children today so
that they might prosper tomorrow.
Poverty is not the barrier, but can improve as an
outcome. My family is a living example. Prosperity for
three generations was reached through education, vocation,
support from others, and ongoing commitment. Many family members have started businesses,
within larger corporations, and served the community. In
most cases, teaching others formally through example and
mentorship and giving back to the community. Much of this
was not a result of state and federal budgets alone - nor will it
Individuals and businesses must co-invest in the future. Give
back to the schools. Donate computers. Hire summer
interns. Sponsor community service programs. Teach
entrepreneurial skills. The workforce of the next economic
revolution needs us as businesses and individuals, not just the
government mandated and funded programs. We all share this