Yearly Archives: 2011

Unfortunate Combinations

I’ve been doing some work for my Dad’s firm out in Oregon for the last month or so; all research, so I can work remotely.  It’s been a great experience.  In addition to some fun local government stuff, which ties into my land use interests handily, I’ve been researching for some medical malpractice work, looking into epidemiology and some case specific details.


Unity and Chocolate

1. Awesome article about an awesome experiment that makes me feel better about the world in general, and rats in particular. . .but not so much people.

2. Less awesome article about a meeting on the most recent Atlanta attempt to create a unified transit plan.  (For those unfamiliar with the topic, comprehensive planning is difficult in Atlanta.  


Go not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy.

There’s a video clip bopping around Facebook right now – it’s apparently an interview with a former KGB operative, one Yuri Bezmenov, in 1985.  It inspired the following rant. (There.  It’s a rant.  You’ve been warned.)  The video was definitely unearthed and digitized by someone with an agenda, but watching it, I wondered who, exactly, thought it was going to help their cause.


Solar Power for Georgia?!

Once upon a time, when I was an earnest, bright-eyed undergrad in Portland, a professor gave our class a lecture on solar power.  Essentially, it was this fantastic concept, but it couldn’t work where we lived, because we didn’t get enough sun.  Fast forward ten years to a slightly  glassy-eyed law student who found herself paying attention to environmental issues again; this time in Georgia.