Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Too True

maybe this is why I can't get enough sleep.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


I've not done much family posting lately.  One of the things we do traditionally is go to Bear Lake each summer.  Since I was a kid almost every year I've gone and have many good memories there.  One of them is miniature golfing at a course in the condos we stay at.

In that grand tradition I hope that these summers continue for a long time to come.

It's easy to get caught up in the details and miss the little things.  My kids sure do know how to put things in perspective for me.

I hope everyone had a great summer!  (And enjoys what they have left of it!)

Monday, August 16, 2010

do you really have any money?

Here is an interesting article about how our current money system is based in debt.  I think it's correct, if you look at things in the right way.  It doesn't get the full 3D picture, but it's pretty interesting nonetheless.  And it does argue about getting rid of the federal reserve, which I think would be a good thing.

So, the more money you put in the bank, the more is technically available to anyone out there.  Kind of scary.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Interesting spin on education

I'm not sure if I totally agree with this guy, but he does make some interesting points on education, the way that it is currently run, and

Especially interesting to me was the Kahn Academy, which teaches 100% free online courses on the internet.  (i.e. you can go from 1 + 1 = 2 all the way to calculus as an example, among many other topics)

I just might use the Kahn academy to brush up on some of the math I wish I knew better.

He talks a lot about the great expense paying for schooling can be and how it doesn't have to be that way anymore.

Check out the article, it's pretty interesting.

What do you think, are pricey schools going to go away largely or not and why?