Archive | April, 2008

India Mahal, the Contrast

30 April 2008

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I did in fact get permission to post the email. Is verbatim with exception of the person’s name: Dear Joanna and Scott,I found your email address in the http://scottersonline.blogspot.com/. My staff and I love our customers and always want your visit to ourstore to be enjoyable and pleasant. I am sorry that on a daythat […]

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India Mahal Tacoma, Part Deux

29 April 2008

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On my commute home tonight I received an email that kinda took me by surprise. Of course, with driving in our wonderful traffic, I couldn’t read too much of it, but it was an email about the incident the other day at the India Mahal, and it was from the owner of the business next […]

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Now THAT’S Funny…

28 April 2008

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Search of the day that landed on this blog: interpret dream peanut sauce. Yep, that’s right. Someone googling to find a dream interpretation that has something to do with peanut sauce. Then again, almost makes sense based out of where it came from: Hollywood. Anyone want to venture a guess as to which famous person […]

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India Mahal Tacoma

25 April 2008

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4/25/2008 Open letter to the owner/manager of the India Mahal restaurant downtown Tacoma: Let me preface this letter by that I am extremely angry and aggravated at hearing of how you treated my wife and children this morning. (In case there are far too many people that you mistreat for you to recall, her account […]

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Social Networking

25 April 2008

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It’s been interesting over the past year the number of people using LinkedIn. I started using about a year ago, and imported in a ton of old and even some obscure email addresses that my gmail account added. Over the past few months, many of the ones previously not on have joined. I think that […]

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Speaking of standardized testing…

21 April 2008

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Our kids are homeschooled. But we’re also a part of Columbia Virtual Academy. Basically we’re under the umbrella of the school, and accountable for certain things. But not all things. Some will say we are selling out, but I think of it more like this: we get some of our tax money back that we […]

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Thank You Again Mr. Gore

20 April 2008

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Let’s see: here in Western Washington, where it hardly ever snows, let alone in winter, we got snow last week. Mid-April. And today. Driving to the dog park, 48 degrees. Click to enlarge. But that, my friends, is hail. For 1.5 miles of the drive and dropping the temperature down to 43. In APRIL. So […]

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Cynical Reasons for the Recent Attacks on Homeschooling

20 April 2008

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The optimist in me wants to disbelieve even the chance this is true. The pragmatist in me thinks it could very well be true. But in the end, the cynical side comes out on top, believing that the recent attacks against homeschooling, or to be more precise, the attempts to rein in homeschooling and make […]

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The Family Tree…

20 April 2008

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I alluded to the call from Grandma earlier in the week. She’s still at the farm in MT, still ornery as ever, and still spillin’ the beans on everyone and everything imaginable. Which got me thinking–a project I’ve been working on for quite a few years, off and on, is the family tree. Unfortunately, I […]

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He’s Only Mostly Dead…

19 April 2008

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Ok, so I’m actually not sick or half-dead or anything like that (that I know of, anyway). Just been busy this past week with work and all the other things going on. I think it was the call from my grandma that threw me all off… 😉 Oddly enough, the hits to the blog have […]

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