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I mostly write about my main obsession, tennis.   When I'm not experimenting with new tennis racquets, I love to watch a good movie or read a great book.  I'm a fan of both non-fiction (especially books on social applications of economics like Freakonomics or anthropology/sociology like Influence) and science fiction, fantasy, … more

reviewed Open: An Autobiography. January 01, 2010
Open: An Autobiography
 Open, Andre Agassi's autobiography, received a tremendous amount of press for a few shocking revelations, including:   1.  Meth use   2.  Lying to the ATP about positive …
reviewed Disneyland. July 14, 2009
I hadn't been to Disneyland for more than 20 years.  I had the opportunity to go recently with my girlfriend and her 5 and 9 year old cousins.   I enjoyed the combination of shows …
Sign post for Abbot Kinney
On the first Friday of each month, the art galleries on Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice stay open till around 10 PM.  Many hire musicians and put out a bit of food, and thousands of people descend to …
reviewed 2009 Wimbledon Men's Final. July 05, 2009
Federer with trophy
I'm not sure a player has ever been more worthy of winning a championship, and still failed to come away with the trophy, than Roddick was in his 5-7, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 16-14 loss to Federer.    …
reviewed Palm Pre. June 23, 2009
Palm Pre
Positives:  Beautiful phone with a small form factor, a functional and easy to use keyboard, and a screen large enough to be able to surf the web.    Good network connectivity and …
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Quick Tips
posted a Quick Tip about Sweet Potato Pie Recipe (as adapted f.... October 13, 2009
Close-up of one sweet potato pie
Great pie -- tasty but not overly sweet, so you can eat a lot of it.
posted a Quick Tip about Universal Health Care. August 20, 2009
Health Care
We should offer health coverage to everyone, but what to cover and how to offer the coverage is key. See http://lunch.com/t/hd8
posted a Quick Tip about The Office. August 20, 2009
The Office
The brilliant writing and great acting make the Office. It helps that some of the writers also play characters (Kelly, Mose, Ryan, Toby).
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Latest Lists
a Twitter list by . October 05, 2009
Some great authors haven't really hit their groove yet on twitter, but I keep following them in the hope that their work will translate to the very, very, …
Neil Gaiman (neilhimself) on Twitter Cory Doctorow (doctorow) on Twitter William Gibson (GreatDismal) on Twitter Steven Gould (StevenGould) on Twitter Kate Elliott (KateElliottSFF) on Twitter
a Twitter list by . October 01, 2009
Not a huge tennis presence on twitter. I include my favorites below, with sample tweets in {}. I do wish certain players were on -- like James Blake, …
andyroddick (andyroddick) on Twitter Justin Gimelstob (justingimelstob) on Twitter Kim Clijsters (Clijsterskim) on Twitter Bob Bryan (Bryanbros) on Twitter tennistweet (jonstennistweet) on Twitter
a Twitter list by . October 01, 2009
The programmers I most enjoy following on twitter. I include a sample tweet for each one in {}, so you can decide for yourself. Note that this is not …
Jeff Atwood (codinghorror) on Twitter rands (rands) on Twitter Joel Spolsky (spolsky) on Twitter Dave Thomas (pragdave) on Twitter Jason Fried (jasonfried) on Twitter
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June 01, 2010
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