Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Important Date in History

Happy six-and-a-half-year anniversary to Emily (and me too of course)!

Happy 189th birthday to Gregor Mendel, an early discoverer and creator of modern genetics.

Not-so-happy 67th anniversary of the German generals' plot to kill Adolf Hitler. When it failed, World War II only ended many months (not to mention casualties, economic damage and political changes in Eastern Europe) later.

Monday, July 11, 2011



Three years ago today, Building Common Ground was born!

Pop Quiz: In the photo for this news story, can you tell without looking at the caption or any other text in the story, and without knowing the individuals, who's interviewing whom? Bonus points if you can explain how you know.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Conversational Gambit

Last night...

Emily: How do I look?

Your Humble Servant: OK.

Emily: Just OK???

YHS: *facepalm*

YHS: Well yes, because you normally look very good. So I'm just saying everything is normal. If looking very good weren't the norm for you, then it'd be special enough to specifically mention.

Emily: *smiles*

(And yes, she OK'd my posting that.)

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