Wednesday, June 16, 2004

I'm done!

On a personal note, I just wanted to mention that I graduated from Seattle Pacific University on Saturday! It feels very strange to be done, like I'm caught between two worlds. At least it will give me more time to pursue FreshPerspective and other opportunities.

Great discussion....

There is a great discussion going on about homeschooling and its effect on a child's manners at Philip Greenspun's Weblog: . Make sure to check it out, especially the comments part. It's good to see that the issue is being discussed, maybe over time more homeschooling discussions can develop that may eventually lead to reduced misunderstanding about the whole issue.

Also, great comment about "family schooling", that is truly the best homeschooling approach in my opinion.

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

The world may actually come together...

So I'm sitting here at the awesome new Zoka Coffee Shop in the U-district and I'm just thinking about all the sociologists that say that we as a society are becoming more isolated. While I think they may have a point in some areas, I think that some things are actually getting better.

I say this because I am sitting at a small round table with three other people that I have never met before, and we are all sitting here peacefully doing our homework or what not. Two of us are online via the free WiFi, and one is studying some printouts of something. What I am most surprised about is that we all seem perfectly comfortable. Strange thing is, you would never walk into a Starbucks and sit down at a table with someone else. It seems that some of the smaller cafe´s have succeed in creating an atmosphere of community that encourages us to sit closer and relax a little bit.

Who knows, we may even start talking to each other again!

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

It's about time!

So it looks like Sprint may finally have a Bluetooth cellphone. Both Nokia and Motorola have announced Bluetooth phones for the CDMA network, two plus years late! I have avoided upgrading for two years because all you could get was a crappy picture phone. Sorry, but if I want to take a picture I would like to be able to tell what the picture is. But being able to have my contacts all up to date, now that is something useful. I'm just hoping these phones hit the market before my old phone completely dies.