Archives for July, 2011

About a year ago, a month before our wedding, I was walking with my wife (wife-to-be, I guess) and some friends through New York City. It was a hot, sunny summer day, so she was in a sun dress. We walked through parks, we met various friends throughout the city, and generally had a good…

The survey is over

Thanks to everyone for their help with the Miss USA survey. There were 713 responses, which should give me what I need. I’ll post the results shortly. I closed the survey and have started crunching numbers. There was a question raised about the question wording, so I changed how the questions were introduced about halfway…

Poetry from the front lines

Kareem Fahim reports from a rebel checkpoint outside of Tripoli: The people fleeing Tripoli on Thursday said that several neighborhoods filled with the sound of gunfire every night. At checkpoints throughout the capital, they said, paramilitaries from the dreaded People’s Guard carried long lists of wanted men. The gas lines were five days long. The…

The New York Times reports: E.P.A. Chief Stands Firm as Tough Rules Loom: In the next weeks and months, Lisa P. Jackson, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, is scheduled to establish regulations on smog, mercury, carbon dioxide, mining waste and vehicle emissions that will affect every corner of the economy. She is working under intense…