Archive for September, 2006

No Longer a Conservative?

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

When I was in college, I read a fair amount of the writings of Milton Friedman, the conservative, Nobel-Prize winning economist at the University of Chicago.  One of the points that Friedman repeatedly made is that the proper way, the conservative way, to evaluate a government program is by looking at what the program does, […]

Farewell Party

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Monday was St. Paul police officer Cy Daragay’s last day on the job.  He got a dramatic send off after a 22-year career by being choked and beaten by a member of the Fort Worth Cats minor league baseball team during a brawl between members of the Cats and the St. Paul Saints at a […]

Gaffer Hiking

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Last summer my wife and I retired. This year I turned 60. To celebrate these events, taking advantage of the extra time I had available, I decided it was time to again do a major hike in the mountains. I started out thinking I hadn’t done this in years, though later reflection revealed I hadn’t […]