Posts Tagged ‘iain m banks’

This is a post from 3-28-07

Me at Salmon River Falls gorge

Me at Salmon River Falls gorge

Hey blogosphere!
Things are going well for me. I’m rockin’ up at school with Calculus and Accounting (just got a 95 on my latest Calc exam). The only hard thing about class is not seeing my wife in the evenings. Just last night, 15 minutes before I needed to head out the door, my lovely wife starts belly-dancing! Like it’s easy to go to math class as it is without tearing myself away from my sexy bride. Anyway, here is what I’ve been reading lately:

“Selected Stories from Philip K. Dick”. Lots of his short stories. Very cool. Lots of crazy ideas.

“Crunchy Cons” by Rod Dreher. This is about the neo conservative movement in America. Crunchy means “earthy.” This was a thought provoking book. He went through different sections like food, housing, religion, education, etc and how conservatives feel about each issue. For example, he would rather have (more…)

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This was a post from11/20/06

The Happy couple

The Happy couple

Hey guys,
Well it’s been a little more than 3 months since my wedding. It went great. Weather was perfect. My bride was beautiful. Our honeymoon was pretty cool. We went up to Canadia and down through Maine and then back up to PEI. Beautiful. I definitely took way too many pictures. We swung back through Acadia which was also great except for their No Frisbee Playing ordinance in Ba Ha Ba. We jumped right back into life when we got back and Lydia got hired the day we returned! Yaa! Our home is finally getting in order and we have had a few awesome parties so far with International Talk Like A Pirate Day on Sept. 19th and our Masquerade Extravaganza just before Halloween. I was a ninja, of course!

Anyway I thought I would just update my current interests. I just finished reading a few good books.

“The Automatic Millionaire” by David Bach is all about setting up your accounts and things so that you accumulate wealth…automatically! Basically set up a 401 k early and contribute at least 10 % of your income for as long as you can. Second, buy a house, don’t rent. You will never get rich renting. Also don’t use credit cards. That’s about it.

“Overthrow” by Stephen Kinzer is about America’s century of regime change from Hawaii to Iraq. This book was pretty cool. It’s kind of like a secret version of history that you don’t learn in school. Now I know why South America doesn’t like us. Or the Philipines. Or IRAN! We started it! (more…)