Archive - Feb 2005

February 27th


Today, I received an email pointing me to a picture of Winston. He came in third place in the Equine Ideal: Summer 2004 Online Photography Contest. Scroll down and look at the picture of Winston.

Now, let me tell you the story about Winston. Years ago, Kim took riding lessons from a man named Alex. Alex is in his mid eighties and still runs his small little horse farm. A few years ago, they heard about United Pegasus's PMU Foal Rescue.

A PMU foal is a horse that was born so that its breeders could extract a hormone replacement drug called Premarine from the pregnant mares. The foals are just an unneeded byproduct and the life is pretty miserable for both the mares and the foals.

February 25th

Quote of the Day

Blogging is not a luxury, it's a civic responsibility.
Christopher Rabb

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February 24th

Interactive Deliberation

Recently, I received an email from a friend who works for the evening news at one of the major networks. I had sent him an email about Epic. He found it interesting and send a great email back. I started writing my response, but as it tied in more and more of what has been going on for me over the past few weeks, it occurred to me that it might be a better blog post. So, please continue reading for a long entry about journalism, politics and technology.

February 22nd

Buster Baxter

(Letter sent to New York Times concerning their article about politics around Postcards from Bustor.)

My three-year-old daughter is learning how to act nicely with people that are different from her. She often watches ‘Postcards from Buster’ on PBS. In one episode, Buster visits kids in Kentucky that are clogging. While I recognize that some religious groups consider dancing sinful, I’m glad that my daughter had a chance to learn about this different lifestyle. In another episode, Buster visits a fair in Indiana where a boy shows a pig and talks about how it will go to the slaughterhouse. While I recognize that some animal rights groups consider this wrong, I’m glad my daughter had a chance to learn about this lifestyle as well.

February 20th

Quote of the day

I stumbled over this quote over at the Online Social Networks conference. I thought it was a great quote, and would share it here:

Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.

Laurence J. Peter

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