Yesterday’s Thoughts

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July 26, 2011

“If I die now, just remember you are all fantastic.”

Life responds: “That was one of the most disturbing things I experienced,” Esbati said. “She kept repeating that ‘If I die now, just remember you are all fantastic.’ And this was a girl of 18 or 19 years old, and she … was repeating that ‘I can see in your eyes that you are afraid, […]

April 7, 2008

Post-traumatic Stress and Ill Children

A personal story in the Times talks about the impact of having a severely sick or injured child on parents. There isn’t any data, only personal stories, but startled me into recognition of my own condition. I still sit upright in bed in the middle of the night recalling the five seconds when I turned […]

November 24, 2007

Traffic School

I rolled a stop sign last month and I received a well deserved ticket. When it came time to pay the ticket, I elected to pay an additional $32 to the City and County of San Francisco and $20 to online provider of traffic school in this jurisdiction. This allows take a course and a […]

September 5, 2007

Quirky Units

Sitting around, waiting for an event to start, two new units of measurement occurred to me. Name50 – Size of the group required for the given Name to have a 50% chance of being first on an alphabetical listing. Late50 – Size of the group required for an event having an equal chance of being […]

September 5, 2007

“Your Call Is Important to Us”

“Your Call Is Important to Us” Why is it that whenever I hear those words on an automated voicemail system, I react viscerally? If my call were important to the recipient, there would be a live person saying, “Hello,” and asking me how they could help me. That’s what you do when a call is […]

April 23, 2007

Instructables : Paper Wallet

My pockets and back felt a sigh of relief last year when I started carrying a jimi wallet. Much less than a half inch thick and I can carry 5 bills and 5 cards in my front pocket. I may be replacing the jimi with this paper wallet. I made one in about five minutes […]