Monthly Archives: June 2008

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?Hi, my name is Robert, and this is my podcast?.  After we start with our usual brisk 5 minute warm up walk, we will then jog for about 28 minutes or 2 and three-quarter miles.  So if you?re ready, lets get started with our brisk, warm up walk?.? In my iPod earbuds, forty-three year-old Robert […]

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Sarah O. tagged me with a meme, so here goes: 5 Things On My “To-Do” List: Go over my story for Open Mic Night at Wordsmiths this Friday Check my tire pressure Buy running shoes Write an essay and submit it to “This I Believe” Buy a coffee table that isn’t a large cardboard couch-box […]

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I woke up much earlier than normal.  Dinosaurs were invading my childhood home in my dreams, which didn?t work wonders for my sleeping. Besides the dinosaurs, there were thoughts and concerns over my career and direction in life.  They were thoughts that adults had and I wasn’t quite sure I was comfortable with them. A […]

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Whether you are trying to buy your first house, looking for a new job, or simply paying the bills, just about everyone is feeling some effects of the “credit crisis”. Most of the news coverage seems to be focusing around the consequences of the slow economy on consumers and while many people know that sub-prime mortgages are the cause, it’s not always apparent why subprime mortgages are to blame for the economic downturn. The radio show This American Life recently teamed up with NPR’s business correspondent Adam Davidson and devoted an entire episode to the cause of the current credit crisis. For those who don’t want to spend an hour listening to the show (although I highly recommend it), here is a quick sum-up: it all boils down to irresponsibility from both lenders and borrowers.

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For those trying to bust their 2 gallon a day habit, here are a few suggestions.