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Thursday, January 19, 2006

I know you've heard of the Million Dollar Homepage, the fantastic brainchild of Alex Tew, a 21-year old student in Britain. Well, he's done it! All one million pixels have been sold. The guy did it in six months with an initial investment of about $90, and a subsequent $40,000 to push into the US market. The final 1,000 pixels sold on Ebay for $38,100. Impressive.

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Haile Gebrselassie
They're calling him the greatest distance runner ever.

Haile Gebrselassie broke the world record for the 20k and half marathon last Sunday in Tempe, Arizona. His time of 58:55 shattered the old mark by 21 seconds. It's the 20th time he has set a world record. The 32 year old Gebrsalassie has two Olympic gold medals for the 10k in 1996 and 2000, as well as 4 world championships golds, and 3 golds in world indoor championships. He is preparing for the 2008 Olympic marathon.

Hey, he's even got a movie out.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Thank Goodness
Court losing O'Connor's unique voice - Yahoo! News

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Friday, January 13, 2006


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Monday, January 09, 2006


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Friday, January 06, 2006

My aunt sent me this. It's a letter from father's father to his father (i.e. a letter from my grandfather to my great-grandfather) and I just thought it was beautifully written and had a wonderful senitment.

Jan. 4, 1934

To: E. A. Hodges

8 E. Stoddard St.

Dexter, Missouri


Kaneaster Hodges

346 Arkansas Ave.

Fayetteville, Ark.

Dear Dad,

I congratulate you on your birthday and may you see many more. I wish that we could be with you on Saturday and that we could give you a gift commensurate with our love for you but thats impossible now and such a gift will always be though we gave you the worlds finery.

One of the prime objects in my life is to put myself in a position to give you and mother the things you are now denying yourselves so as to be able to give to me, security from worry, comforts and luxuries.

Yet weve all been wonderfully blessed (perhaps you havent in an extravagant son) and during times which were unbearably hard on some people weve eaten well and had good places to sleep. Theres no reason in this world why the future should not be the brightest and most profitable time of our lives. The rules for a successful life can be very simple; application and ambition, keeping ever in mind the precept of Christ, Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I only hope that I can mould my life in such a fashion that will be a credit to you and mother. You have certainly given me a good foundation and if I fail the fault lies entirely with me.

Dad, I wish you would work it out so you could pass either the Arkansas or Missouri bar exam so that if you ever quit banking we can practice together.

Harryette and I are fine. As Ive written we made the trip O.K. Mrs. M. went home today....

H. and I send our love to you and mother.

Write often.

Your Loving Son,


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