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I (heart) baking

Oh, I love baking, I really do. So, I’ve decided to give the topic its own corner of the web. The style is a little different than this blog, but, if nothing else, I hope you’re hungry for chocolate after you visit.

Disaster

The disasterous effects of Hurricane Katrina have, of course, been on my mind constantly for the past week. With each new story of loss, I am stricken once more with the absolute unfathomableness of the disaster. There are many individual situations, stories, and anecdotes throughout the news related to the losses the area [...]

The Shakes

I was just in an earthquake for the third time in my life, and I think this might have been the most intense. The whole building moved slightly and my shelves swayed back and forth. And that’s not the most interesting part. The interesting part is how much data is already available [...]

mistake

An email to Good Morning America (GMA) from yours truly on the eve of July 23rd:
On yesterday’s show (07/21/04), GMA showed a news clip about the Sandy Berger controversy. The segment featured clips of many legislative representatives commenting on the controversy. Included among those senators and house representatives, was Senator Tom Daschle. [...]

are you sure?

Because I’m not. It seems surreal that Saddam has been captured. Perhaps my senses have been dulled, but I don’t feel that excited. Instead I am struck with worries.
My immediate thoughts: How will the Bush machine spin this? Will he be given a fair trial? It still doesn’t mean [...]

I done gradiated…

I received my signed diploma in the mail today. I am officially a graduate of the University of South Dakota. I just thought I’d share that with everyone.

Dreams

To live in a bike friendlier world. To create the greatest collection of fabulous shoes ever assembled. To see a viable third party in US politics. To get local Rio team riders to acknowledge existence on road.

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