Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

Steve Jobs may not be the easiest guy to get along with, but he sure is good at delivering commencement speeches.

Detroiters carry on amid all the hardships | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press

Detroiters carry on amid all the hardships | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press

A college friend showed me this article.  It is a very well written, and as a native of Michigan, I especially enjoyed it.  Here is an excerpt:

Do you think if your main industry sails away to foreign countries, if the tax base of your city dries up, you won't have crumbling houses and men sleeping on church floors, too? Do you think if we become a country that makes nothing, that builds nothing, that only services and outsources, that we will hold our place on the economic totem pole? Detroit may be suffering the worst from this semi-Depression, but we sure didn't invent it. And we can't stop it from spreading. We can only do what we do. Survive.

And yet, we're better at that than most places.

Hopefully, 2009 will be a good year for Michigan.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Science Fair

On 1-13-09, Amanda and Emily both participated in their school science fair.  Emily is in 1st grade and Amanda is in 5th grade.  They both attend Colefax Elementary School.


Amanda's project evaluated the impact of move watching on pulse rate.


Emily grew a "Crystal Garden".  She had fun time.


Both girls did a great job on their projects.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Years Eve 2008 and New Years Day 2009

Julie and I have enjoyed the past two days very much.  Our girls went with my mom and dad to Michigan.  They have been having a good time with their cousins.  Julie and I both had today off from work and we enjoyed sleeping in and catching a movie at the dollar movie theater.

Yesterday, we had a great time playing games and celebrating New Years Eve at Uncle Don's house.  Friends from church came over and we played games and rung in the New Year together.




Everyone had a good time.  We are looking forward to all that 2009 has in store for us.

Happy New Year!

A Video summary of our Family Christmas Party on 12-26-08

I uploaded a few short video clips from our family Christmas Party on 12-26-08.


Julie and Delsie comment on Gender Equality at Christmas 2008.


Tamara adds her comments on Gender equality.


Women are workers men are players


Paul talks about Griffin's proficiency with a BB gun


Don shares a funny story from Christmas past.


A Family Christmas Carol


Paul reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas