Saturday, December 08, 2007

Bringing it back?

I guess if I have access to the internet while I'm in Egypt, I should be blogging about it. And maybe in advance of that, I should have something published here since June!
So, with that thought in mind, here is an interesting article which takes Buffalo, NY as a model for urban decline, and suggests some good policy to correct the slide: education. Without educational advantages, Buffalo will slip into the history books as a great industrial city lost to the digital age.
Thus, I present
Can Buffalo Ever Come Back? by Edward L. Glaeser

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Things to do

So, I'm in Chicago this summer. It's an interesting story of how that came to pass, but I don't want to tell it. Anyway, I've been compiling a list/calendar of things to do in the city for the summer. They're basically all free or nearly so-- for example, I'm not averse to listing concerts that aren't free but college students get in for free. (For example, college students get free admission to all CSO concerts at Ravinnia.)
Here is what I have so far, and if you want to add events to the list or join the facebook group if you'll be in the city for the summer, then let me know somehow.
This is the best city to be in for the summer, and if you're here, you're lucky.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

This morning, my grandmother died. She was very old, 90, and was not really living a good life any more. I know she's at peace now, and it's honestly for the best. She will be missed as she was loved, but she hasn't known me for over a year, and even stopped recognizing my immediate family weeks ago.
However, I am going to disappear from Yale this week, since I am going home for the funeral. The wake will be on Tuesday night and the funeral will be on Wednesday.
If you're the praying type, then keep Nonnie (Jeanette) and my dad Mike in your prayers. If not, then send happy karma his way.

Friday, February 23, 2007

So, while I like Blogger a lot better than Livejournal for nealy infinite reasons (it's classier, it has not yet earned it's reputation of having angsty preteens gnash their teeth about acne and failed romance, and my html coding does what I want it to when I tell it to, unlike on LJ where I never fail to fight with code, etc), people still seem to like the easy-to-stalk format of LJ.

Anyway, I guess it's about time to link to the LJ, just in case there is someone out there who ever looks at this, and has failed to find it on their own. Neferkatie9.

Also, in new and exciting news, Amy and I decided to start a web comic. It is clearly still in very formative stages, so please don't judge us (unless you like it or have constructive criticism to share). It's called Two Chicks at the Same Time.