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Yummy

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If you’re feeling adventurous next time you make a turkey, I highly recommend this recipe.   It was fantastic and got lots of compliments about how moist it was.  Just have faith in the temperature recommendations and don’t be too scared of all the salt pork you wrap it in!

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November 26, 2010 at 11:45 am

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Freedom in the Modern World

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It feels so good.

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November 22, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction

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The NY Times has a nice article (complete with handy video summary) on the effects of teenagers growing up wired in on smart phones.  Classes here at UNC are filled with students typing away on their phones in class so its pretty interesting to read research about how the constant stimulation effects their brain chemistry, their grades and their ability to read books.

As a good friend of a 14 & a 16 year-old it’s really interesting to read about how their peers are using technology and how it effects them.   Their parents are very involved in the level of technology that the girls use.   I’m pretty thankful for that.  That really hit home with this quote:

“Sean says he sometimes wishes that his parents would force him to quit playing and study, because he finds it hard to quit when given the choice. Still, he says, video games are not responsible for his lack of focus, asserting that in another era he would have been distracted by TV or something else. ‘Video games don’t make the hole; they fill it,’ says Sean.”

Sigh.  Broken in a new way I think.  Anyway, thought it was worth reading.

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November 21, 2010 at 3:35 pm

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Bachelor Party Blessing

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Was in Clemson on Saturday for Nathan I.’s bachelor party.  Twas joyous and I think this picture captures just a bit of what I hope for them.

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November 8, 2010 at 7:48 am

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Talk of the Department

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This was a favorite slogan from the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.

Has had me laughing all day.

(Photo from a larger slide show at Salon).

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November 4, 2010 at 10:00 pm

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Historic Change at the NC Legislature

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For the first time in 110 years the Republicans control both houses of the General Assembly.  They come in with a 3 billion dollar budget shortfall  (~15%) that must be balanced and a Democratic governor who will probably have very different spending priorities.  It will be incredibly interesting to watch how Republicans go about cutting spending.   Wow.

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November 3, 2010 at 6:51 am

Posted in Politics