Things are going well here in China. Also, I’ve discovered, entirely by accident, the incredible value of getting up at 3 in the morning. I wonder if there would be a way to adapt that practice once I’m back in the US… You can see some of my updates and some pictures, if interested, through […]
Archives for June 2009
I’m going to be in China for the next week or so. I hope to be able to do some posts from over there, but if not here are some posts from the last nine months that you might find helpful: What this Blog is About, Part 1 What this Blog is About, Part 2 […]
Fast Company has an interesting, short slideshow of the 13 most creative cities in the world. Some of the cities on here were surprising.
The rate of the earth’s curvature is about 8 inches per mile. At least, that’s what the globe I have in my office here says. That’s interesting.
In his latest column, Thomas Sowell points out that learning from other countries does not simply mean imitating them, as many who call for America to be “more European” imply, but often means learning from their mistakes: People who say that we should learn from other countries seem to have in mind that we should […]
This is the first Piper message I ever listened to. It was 1996, and he had given the message just a week or two before. It’s called “Sustained by Sovereign Grace — Forever” and it is still my favorite (well, top 5). You can read it or listen to it at that link.
The Wall Street Journal has a good editorial on Obama’s claim that his stimulus has “saved or created” 150,000 jobs so far, and that he will ramp up spending to create another 600,000 more this summer. The problem is that it is impossible to measure the number of jobs “saved.” Economist Gregory Mankiw calls this […]
From the Townhall blog: Here’s what the President hopes nobody realizes: Raising taxes has consequences for everyone — and most of them are bad. Yet another example: If the Obama tax plan goes through, Microsoft intends to move some of its jobs out of this country. Yesterday, I wrote about the ugly unintended consequences for regular Americans of […]