Ok, this is post 1 or 3 for the day. or maybe 1 of 2 if I get lazy. This is a draft!
And here are the Score Card PDFs
This is a quickie. Here’s a gallery of photos taken in Japan in the last quarter of the 19th century. The one thing about photos (at least in those time and to my knowledge) is that they don’t lie. These images show without western bias what life was like in Japan at a time which I know very little about.
I think my favorites are of the geisha’s: they are not the perky sex-dolls of popular culture nor the inhumanly perfect images from slightly more accurate modern films. They are simply women. There but for fortune, go you and I.
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
– Oscar Wilde
So I have been an avid reader of the Motley Fool for about 2 years now, and I’ve decided to post a few of the articles I like from their mailing list today:
Normally following the mantra of living below your means (LBYM is the community message board, now free as in beer and open to the public, which covers this subject) is of the upmost importance to most of the writers at The Motley Fool. As someone who likes to save her paycheck and eat out too I have been inspired and impressed by all fo the people who save thousands a year for their rainy-day or retirement funds. However I myself, while beign reasonably frugal, have always felt a little like an ugly step-sister to the beautifully responcibly Fools over at TMF. The above article however gives me some hope. now my foolish, not Foolish, spending of money on nice haircuts and pretty hardbacks is not so taudry.
This next link is to an article which is part of TMF community resources.
It is a chart to the cheap online travel sites. It compares them in a concise, business-like way, with the selective creativity so common of that site.
I enjoy reading TMF because it gives me another perspective on the world around me. I hear about the growing pains of an increasingly global world, well, at TMF I can bet my money on who will grow best. I may growl over the potential privacy invasions of Google but it is through TMF that I find the quantifiable terms in which to describe how very big a party of the world Google is eating up. Too often humanities people are too touchy-feely to be taken seriously, too emotional to be argue effectivly for their points of view. I think reading TMF is a great way to counter-act our essential disrespect for completely scientific study.
Now, I need to going back to watcing iRobot on FX. And in that vein: