Archive for January 3rd, 2011

January 3, 2011

What I Am Reading: Online and In My Hands

by Vince

I have to start somewhere in my Google Reader. So far, about 500 unread posts await me along with 48 starred items to read later. Here are some of the starred goodies:

What’s up with Chris Christie since the winter blizzard pummeled New Jersey?

The collapse of the 2010 New York Giants is receiving comparison status to the New York Mets.

Ezra Klein put out some really interesting pieces. First, one on inequality with charts, unemployment “hysterisis“, how valuable a good night of sleep really is, and a New Year’s resolution for our American government: lose weight and get fit.

I came across a really neat magazine tonight at the library. If you liked Freakonomics, you may like mental floss.

The Barack Obama / Michael Vick conversation has caught my interest.

I also came across these two intriguing books: All My Bones Shake and Beyond Tolerance. While we are talking about books, I am really being sucked in to Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons book. The short chapters detailing the Hassassin make me want to read more and more! Now that is what a book is suppose to be like!

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January 3, 2011

Quote of the Day

by Vince

“One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts, once one knows of the necessary ingredients of happiness — simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and, above all, a clear conscience. Happiness is no vague dream, of that I now feel certain.”

— George Sand
H/T: swissmiss

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January 3, 2011

Political Cartoon of the Day III

by Vince

H/T: Tony Auth

January 3, 2011

Political Cartoon of the Day II

by Vince

This one makes me giggle.

H/T: Tony Auth

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January 3, 2011

Political Cartoon of the Day

by Vince

H/T: Tony Auth

January 3, 2011

Easing Back In To The Swing

by Vince

I received my usual phone call last night from the sub call lady at a certain school district. It was the first time we talked, obviously, in a week. I asked how she was doing and she responded that she was ready to get back into her routine. My mother would say the same thing. Unfortunately for for those friends of mine who teach, I saw from their Facebook statuses that getting back into the 6 am rising routine was tough today.

I am easing my way back in today with a half day of teaching, some errands, and a cup of morning joe. As I was flicking through TV last night, I came across Sarah Palin’s reality show in TLC. I knew that it would bring me back into the world of polemic politics (or the thinking related to that) and I shot on over to the Rams/Seahawks game.

Happy Monday and enjoy the political cartoons and other musings!