Saturday, November 26, 2005

Thanksgiving 2005 in Nebraska

For those not in "the know," Nebraska is one of those fine "great plains" states centered around Iowa, South Dakota and other spectacles of fun.

My Mother, the Sweater Model

My mother is now a professional model at! Buy all the clothes she is modeling for so she gets more modeling work!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Ah, Minnesota Pride

Yet it's safe to say the Jazz are looking for Humphries, who left the University of Minnesota for the NBA after his freshman season, to develop much more of an all-around game. "I told him, 'I don't want a confrontation every time. (But) how are you going to make a living in this league? Shooting it every time you touch it? Or, I say, you can make a living in this league if you defend, rebound, run the floor and do some of those things,' " Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said when discussing Humphries' play after Utah's Saturday-night loss to Memphis "I don't have a problem with a guy shooting," Sloan added. "But every time he touches it? He's got to learn to pass it. To me, that's one of the simple things to learn how to do. Once you do that, then your teammates accept you a lot more and it makes the game easier for you." Desert Morning News


"Another day, another lesson for Kris Humphries. The Jazz's second-year forward checked into the game at the start of the second quarter Saturday against Memphis. So he was obviously shocked when Robert Whaley subbed in for him just 2 1/2 minutes later. As Humphries approached the bench, Jazz coach Jerry Sloan stopped him with a blunt message. "I can't put you out there," Sloan said as Humphries passed by, "if you're not going to compete." Salt Lake Tribune

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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

College Graduation Rates

Unfortunately I did not see any references to the source of data for this article -- it's a pretty startling statistic.

Just 54 percent of students entering four-year colleges in 1997 had a degree six years later -- and even fewer Hispanics and blacks did, according to some of the latest government figures. After borrowing for school but failing to graduate, many of those students may be worse off than if they had never attended college at all.

(from link)

Monday, November 07, 2005

Informal Awareness in a Hallway

Just saw a very insightful "hidden" camera view of a workplace hallway taken by Saul Greenberg back in the early 90s (at least that's what the presenter said). Essentially, a hidden camera was placed at an end of a office hallway allowing the viewer to see how people casually peered into offices as they walked by to create an informal awareness of the people in their immediate surroundings.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

What the Public Deserves

From the Washington Post:

"In my administration, we will ask not only what is legal but what is right, not just what the lawyers allow but what the public deserves," Bush said Oct. 26, 2000.