Getting old

I’m officially “getting old”™, as certified by the Younger Sisters’ Institute for Sibling Harrassment®. A quarter century has come and gone… What have I learned? Ten observations, for starters:

  • The Bible has the Truth
  • the earth has too great a rotational speed (think about that one)
  • kids have the best sense of humor
  • Georgia has the worst drivers
  • Texas has everything big
  • the French have, collectively, lost the national marbles
  • the Germans have good food
  • the Swiss have it all
  • the IRS has all my money
  • and Rice University has the best college baseball team

Pretty profound, I know. Here’s to getting old – and dragging your little sisters along with you! 🙂


The Rice Owls beat the Stanford Cardinal 14-2 to clinch a national championship, our first in any team sport! Go Rice! Hats off to all the Owls, and special thanks to Chris Kolkhorst, Vincent Sinisi, Jeff Neimann, Wade Townsend, Enrique Cruz, Philip Umber, and, of course, the one and only Wayne Graham. We love you, coach.

I love my school.

Got ’em!

Rice beats Texas 5-4 in the ninth, advancing to the CWS championship series and eliminating the Longhorns. Better yet, that puts us at 3-0 against our archrivals. Better still, we just eliminated the defending national champions. Best of all: both of UT’s losses in the CWS came at the hands of my Rice Owls.

Yes, I’m gloating. No, I don’t feel bad about it. 🙂

The EdBlog works again, and other topics

The EdBlog “broke” at the end of May, when I found a ColdFusion MX limitation. (The last two entries had to be done by hand.) So, it took me a while today to fix it. It’s finally up, again.

Much of my free time over the last two weeks has been spent assembling an online directory for the Panama City Beach, 1999, Campus Crusade for Christ, summer project. It’s up, and appears to be working quite well.

The news of the day is that Rice beat SMS in Round 1 of the College World Series (CWS) – in our four trips, that was only our second win and our first first-round win. I think we’re going all the way, this year, anyway, though, so I wasn’t surprised.

Meanwhile, I’m not working at the New Life Resources office, anymore – I’ll be telecommuting for a little while, until I finish some open projects, then working on an as-needed basis. Since we have some potentially huge contracts in the works with Topsail Consulting, I need to focus on that.

That’s about what’s new! I’m going to go get my butt kicked by Fritz 7 (a chess program) and try to relax a bit.

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