Monday, October 30, 2006

Song Words

Jackson Browne said it:
"I'm gonna be a happy idiot and struggle for the legal tender..."

Monday, October 23, 2006

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

I visited the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire on Saturday to get my kilt. The pictures can be seen here.

I wanted a kilt for the past 18 months and finally went and did it. It's been a hit already; the guys at my local cigar lounge had a lot of fun at my expense.

I regret not getting it sooner. My mom would have loved to see me in my kilt. She would have gotten a real kick out of it.

Funny ... but not long after I got it at the Faire (and, of course, put it on to wear), I happened upon a group of Red Hatters. They loved the kilt, and I took that as a sign of approval from my mom.

Do those things you want to do before it's too late! Don't wait ... life is much too short.

All The Best,

-- Don

Saturday, October 21, 2006


I went to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire on Saturday and finally got my kilt! An Amerikilt.

That's me on the left with Michael Butler, the owner of Amerikilt.

All The Best,

-- Don

Monday, October 16, 2006

Automobile Issue: Solved

I went the "practical" route and got a reliable "drive-to-work-and-back" car.

I got this. In dark blue. Tan leather interior.

Nice thing is that my monthly payments are less than five hours income. Sweet.

All The Best,

-- Don

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Bush and the Conservative Christians

A new book is coming out soon, "Tempting Faith".
It explores (and exposes) how the Bush Administration is using Conservative Christians for political gain while giving nothing back in return.
Interesting. I think I know a lot of duped people. Thanks to my good friend, Rich, who has been skeptical of and been exposing Bush's insincerity since the beginning.
Thanks, Rich.
All The Best,
-- Don

Thursday, October 05, 2006


I don't remember where I got this, but I like it. It was in the context of software development, but it applies to a lot of life:

"Momentum builds on itself -- just start. Do whatever you can. Draw a user interface. Write a spec. Make something, anything, that people can see and touch and try. A prototype is worth ten thousand words. Once you start moving, you will find that people start to carry you along."

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Shuffling Through Life

My father purchased a new car the other day, and they gave him a free iPod Shuffle.
So he gave the Shuffle to me.
Sweet. I can't wait to mountain bike with this ... as in This Saturday Morning!
All The Best,
-- Don