Monthly Archives: November 2009

22 Nov 2009
Words, Damned Words, and Legalese

Is legalese identical or similar to statistics? A Texas constitutional amendment from 2005 which says SECTION 1. Article I, Texas Constitution, is amended by adding Section 32 to read as follows: Sec. 32. (a) Marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman. (b) This state or a […]

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17 Nov 2009
Learning Hiragana

In a moment of insanity, I decided I would attempt to learn Japanese, at least to the extent I could decipher the written language. Japanese is one of the hardest languages for westerners to learn. The written language is exotic and entirely opaque to me. Before even getting into simple syntax and grammar, I have […]

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13 Nov 2009
Planning, conflict, MBTI, and bowling

This has been an interesting, if somewhat draining, week at work — filled with meetings, professional development sessions, and even an afternoon of bowling for the entire staff. Each year the leadership team assembles to review our past year’s performance and to develop goals for next year. This year, interleaved with the planning sessions, were […]

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