July 27, 2008


The Experimental Aircraft Association Airventure 2008 begins on Monday. For 5 years I have been pestering my friend, that got me into flying, to come down for the show and my persistence has paid off. He arrives tonight from Anchorage and tomorrow we will be taxiing down Highway 151 for Oshkosh, Wisconsin and several days of aircraft overload.

I hope that between planes, brats, and beers I will find the time to post about our Airventure:)

July 25, 2008

Excuse Me While I Puke

From the Gaurdian.
Once the Glastonbury-style warm-up bands and DJs were quiet, the Democratic nominee almost floated into view, walking to the podium on a raised, blue-carpeted runway as if he were somehow, magically, walking on water.

From the Obama Speech

As we speak, cars in Boston and factories in Beijing are melting the ice caps in the Arctic, shrinking coastlines in the Atlantic, and bringing drought to farms from Kansas to Kenya.

This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably. Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and global development. But we will not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few, and not the many. Together, we must forge trade that truly rewards the work that creates wealth, with meaningful protections for our people and our planet. This is the moment for trade that is free and fair for all.

July 15, 2008

A Title Escapes Me

You will find yourself replaying this one, I guarantee. Evidently the guy was lucky enough to see his policy cancelled.

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Via: Ace of Spades

"There's Something Funny Going on Over There at the Bank George"

"I ain't never really seen one but thats got all the earmarks of being a run!" Earnie the Cabbie.

I hate it when my friend, who is sure that the end of the world as we know it is just around the bend, may be right.

Banks hit by fallout from the crisis at IndyMac

Confidence in U.S. banking sector weakens

July 05, 2008

The Fragility of Life

I opened my last post by saying it had been a hectic couples of weeks here on the banks of the Cedar. To add to the misery we also had a medical crisis strike our new brother in law Steve.

It seems that Steve had been battling acid reflex and hernia for some time and it was decided that he would undergo laproscopic surgery to correct the problem. This is normally no big deal for most people but for Steve it turned into major surgery and a weeks stay in the hospital. A few days after being released Steve was rushed to the hospital with internal bleeding and underwent hours of emergency surgery and after being infused with 100 units of blood his survival was in doubt. After a few hours in ICU he was scanned again in hopes of finding the source of the bleeding and then it was back into surgery where the doctors eventually removed his stomach in hopes of saving his life. At one point the doctors told Lisa that they were now working outside of the medical books as they try to figure out how to close his wound and wean him from a ventilator. He is still not out of the woods and as they work to battle infections he will surely spend the next several months in the hospital. Our prayers are with Steve and Lisa.

If anyone should find themselves in a similar position and they want to keep friends and family appraised of the condition of a loved one there is a web service out there that operates somewhat like a blog that lets you post updates about a patients condition and allows friends the opportunity to send messages of support. The web site is called Caringbridge and has been an important connection between family and friends during this ordeal.