Sunday, April 03, 2011

hmmm yeah...

So for those of you who do not know...

I'm in Haiti! No seriously I'm in Haiti! Out here with King's Harbor Church visiting Bill and Susette Manassero who run

Check it out!

Monday, May 18, 2009


So this nice little 4.7 earthquake hit last night only 6 miles from the homestead. Of course fires located hundreds of miles away elicit phone calls from family members asking about my safety, but a quake within a 10K run.... nothing. It's the first quake to shake stuff up a little. I was actually at the beach walking, but I arrived home to find my dresser toppled over in the closet. I'm pretty sure that might have been a two fold thing. My guess Cleo freak'ed when the house started shaking and made a run for her "safe" place in the top of the closet, jumped so hard off the dresser that it went flying.

That is the only scenario that makes sense to me. Cleo, by the way, while physically ok is totally freaked. She has not made a single sound all night. She stays under the bed and her little heart races if I carry her anywhere in the house. Time to call the cat coach. No seriously I think she can help.

Monday, March 16, 2009

What does a trillion look like????

Well here ya go!
Still amazes me that I could basically walk around with 1 million in a backpack.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

To my family in the North

Poor Kirsten.

happy cow audition or American Idol contestant?

too fun!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Missed it by that much

I received an interesting call for papers announcement this morning.

[begin snip]
Only 8% members of the Scientific Research Society agreed that "peer review works well as it is." (Chubin and Hackett, 1990; p.192).

"A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision and an analysis of the peer review system substantiate complaints about this fundamental aspect of scientific research." (Horrobin, 2001).

Horrobin concludes that peer review "is a non-validated charade whose processes generate results little better than does chance." (Horrobin, 2001). This has been statistically proven and reported by an increasing number of journal editors.

Since a growing number of studies conclude that peer review is flawed and ineffective as it is being implemented, why not apply scientific and engineering research and methods to the peer review process?

This is the purpose of the International Symposium on Peer Reviewing: ISPR ( being organized in the context of The 3rd International Conference on Knowledge Generation, Communication and Management: KGCM 2009 (, which will be held on July 10-13, 2009, in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Deadlines for ISPR 2009 and KGCM 2009

March 18th, 2009, for papers/abstracts submissions and Invited Sessions Proposals
April 13th, 2009: Authors Notification
May 27th, 2009: Camera ready, final version

[end snip]

of course acceptance is based on.... you guessed it!

All Submitted papers will be reviewed using a double-blind (at least three reviewers), non-blind, and participative peer review.

So what's the lesson kids. Do as we talk about doing, not as we actually do. Especially when it applies to talking about what we should be doing.[Yeah it hurt my head writing it, I expect it to hurt yours reading it]

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Thoughts on the Bailout

Had a friend send my this link this morning. I like it.

looky here

Sunday, October 28, 2007


Well I've finally dusted off the ole' keyboard and decided to start blogging again.
This picture just needed to be posted to web, so here it is. This is a picture of
my grandmother dressed up as an M&M. According to sources close to the action, Grandma lost the costume competition to a scantly-clad 92 year-young woman in fishnets and a red wig. This of course has Grandma planning next years outfit. Can you say fishnets? Grandma can!