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Archive for November, 2010

Posted by sprague on November 30, 2010

Pouring rain in Seattle. Ugh. (Taken with instagram at Caffe Vita – Capitol Hill)

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Posted by sprague on November 30, 2010

Macs, not Sonys in the Delta Sky Club at Narita. Odd how quickly things change. (Taken with instagram at 成田国際空港 (Narita International Airport))

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The Real Threat to America

Posted by sprague on November 26, 2010

 The unfettered growth of the Department of Homeland Security and the T.S.A. represent a greater long-term threat to the prosperity, character and wellbeing of the United States than a few madmen in the valleys of Waziristan or the voids of Yemen.

The Real Threat to America

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Posted by sprague on November 26, 2010

Health for the Epicurean is more a matter of art than of science, more an aesthetic than a biological question. Each of us has to find his or her own road to health

Against Health – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education (via Instapaper)

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Posted by sprague on November 21, 2010

Beautiful skies again. (Taken with instagram at Canada Embassy)

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Posted by sprague on November 16, 2010

Lunch at Beijing’s most incredible all-you-can-eat buffet. Live music too. (Taken with instagram at Golden Jaguar (The Place))

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Should I start smoking?

Posted by sprague on November 15, 2010

@wolfram_alpha lets you compare various health indicators (like cholesterol, blood pressure) with those of the participants in the scientifically-valid Framingham study, giving you a good guess at your lifetime risk of heart disease.

The results show that, not only am I pretty unlikely to get heart disease (under 15% at age 85), my risk is still pretty low even if I smoke!  Hmmm….

Should I start smoking?

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Posted by sprague on November 14, 2010

Authentic American cuisine in Beijing (Taken with instagram)

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Posted by sprague on November 13, 2010

New Yan Can Cook restaurant in Beijing, eager to impress the kids serve these donut-like desserts. Mung bean paste filling: yummy! (Taken with instagram at Yan Can Cook Beijing)

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Posted by sprague on November 13, 2010

I just landed on Boardwalk so I lose.  My 11 yr old’s hotel has put me out of the game. (Taken with instagram)

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