I took some photos of the men’s basketball team practicing today: A little over 3 inches of snow was dumped on Hillsdale in the last few hours! Hopefully I will have some time to take a few photos of it tomorrow.
As I was looking through my photo library tonight, I realized that it was exactly a year ago yesterday that I saw Handel’s Messiah performed at Hillsdale. (If you didn’t read yesterday’s post, I went to see it performed in Detroit yesterday.) I saw the performances exactly a year apart! I thought that was pretty … Continue reading Day 341 – A Year Ago Yesterday…
Today, Amanda and I drove to Detroit to see Handel’s Messiah performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (I bought her tickets for her birthday). We had a wonderful time! The performance was excellent, we had great seats, and we ate good food afterwards at Union Street. Overall, today was a great day! Here are two … Continue reading Day 340 – Handel’s Messiah
Here is the answer to the Blue Eyes Logic Puzzle I posted. This answer comes from mathematician Terence Tao, and has to do with common knowledge. — 100 days after the Guru’s comment, all the blue eyed people will leave. This is proven as a special case of Proposition. Suppose that the tribe had n … Continue reading Day 339 – Logic Puzzle Answer
I shot this photo of a few CCA papers for a Collegian article that was featured on page A1. Read the corresponding story at HillsdaleCollegian.com. (I had two A1 photos this week!)
When I first heard of this, I thought someone misspelled “Clunkers”… then I read on and realized this is another CfC-named program the government is putting on. I am sure you remember Cash for Clunkers, the $3 billion transfer program that destroyed wealth, right? Well, here is a new one- Cash for Caulkers, a “stimulus” … Continue reading Day 337 – “Cash for Caulkers” ??
Let’s turn back the clock back a little bit to halloween (and no, I am not talking about retrodating this post…) I never showed a photo of my halloween costume, so I am posting two now (photos courtesy of Liz Essley.) Sitting in a chair: Dancing: What was it? A duck mask, hoodie, and shirt … Continue reading Day 336 – My Halloween Costume
As soon as everyone returned from Thanksgiving break, they got in the Christmas spirit! Here are two quick and rough shots I took of areas around Simpson dorm: First Floor North (note: the stuff in the hall is wrapping paper, as they just finished wrapping the doors before this shot) James and PG’s room
As you probably know, I love logic puzzles. I came across a particularly difficult one today, so I thought I would share it with you. I first came across it on mathematician Terence Tao’s blog, but I saw another formulation by xkcd creator Randall Munroe, and I like his formulation better. It is his formulation … Continue reading Day 334 – “Blue Eyes” Logic Puzzle
My grandparents on my Mom’s side moved to back to Tennessee 10 years ago after living in northern Ohio for over 40 years. I don’t get to see them as much as I would like, but whenever I do, my grandfather usually gets a guitar out and plays a little bit, especially if other musicians … Continue reading Day 333 – Guitar
The ship wherein Theseus and the youth of Athens returned had thirty oars, and was preserved by the Athenians down even to the time of Demetrius Phalereus, for they took away the old planks as they decayed, putting in new and stronger timber in their place, insomuch that this ship became a standing example among … Continue reading Day 332 – Ship of Theseus
Above: Dad cutting up one of the turkeys for our big family feast. A quick Thanksgiving history lesson: The tradition of Thanksgiving as a national holiday started 220 years ago today with a proclamation from President George Washington. Below is a copy of the original text for you to reflect upon as you give thanks … Continue reading Day 330 – Happy Thanksgiving!
My friend Richard Amos came home with me for Thanksgiving, and since it was his first time in Northern Ohio, I showed him around. After we took Aaron Mortier to the airport so he could fly to Virginia, we started exploring. First we went to Crocker Park, which was closed still since it was only … Continue reading Day 329 – Richard’s First Day in Northern Ohio
On Day 301, I wrote about getting a moving violation for passing a vehicle on the right. After weighing my options, I decided to challenge it (against much advice to the contrary). The date of my pre-trial meeting with the county prosecutor was today. I took in a highlighted copy of the Michigan Vehicle Code, … Continue reading Day 328 – Case Dismissed
The Chicago Water Grill caught on fire and burnt down last night. I did not know about it until long after the fire was under control, but The Collegian and Will Clayton were there! I went out right before sundown to get some aftermath photos for The Collegian. Check out the corresponding article. Don’t forget … Continue reading Day 327 – Fire Aftermath
I often hear individuals on the news or read articles that lament about “U.S. consumerism.” Today, during a discuss about an economics article with a friend, the question of consumerism came up. After the discussion, as I browsed my bookshelf, I spotted my Pocket World in Figures 2009 edition by The Economist, and thought, “I … Continue reading Day 326 – Stats on ‘U.S. Consumerism’
I realized tonight that there are two different, commonly accepted meanings of “Fair Trade,” and only one meaning I support. The first type focuses on paying producers a higher price for goods, typically raw materials, raw food, etc. (This is the meaning I am against.) The second type is against products that use slavery anywhere … Continue reading Day 325 – Two Types of Fair Trade
While on my way to take a photo for The Collegian Tuesday night, I ran into the men of Mu Alpha serenading various women’s dorms. I decided to snap a few shots, as I am friends with and respect many of the Mu Alphans. (For those of you who do not know, Mu Alpha is … Continue reading Day 323 – Men of Mu Alpha
First of all, today is Sean Nelson’s birthday. Happy Birthday Sean! Now, back to the regularly scheduled blog post: While I was having lunch with Amanda and her friends in Saga today, Maria, the Collegian editor, rushed over to me and announced that there was breaking news happening that instant and I should rush down … Continue reading Day 322 – False Alarm
Richard Brookhiser held a public lecture and book signing at Hillsdale tonight: