Archives for: "November 2005"

Nick and Kristin Kray

November 30th, 2005
A long overdue thank you and congratulations to both Nick and Kristin. They were married on a beautiful day in October; a wedding I was actually able to attend. I have known Nick and Kristin both since college from classes we had together. Two men who… more »

Old men and the barbershop.

November 29th, 2005
There is perhaps no greater experience than walking into the barbershop and waiting for your turn in the chair while a handful of "old timers" converse. When I walked into the barbershop today and saw how long the wait was, at first I was disappointed.… more »

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

November 28th, 2005
After a few days displeasure at not having been in attendance at the midnight showing as the movie opened, I finally got the chance to see Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This is the movie based upon the fourth installment of J.K. Rowling's… more »

A Thanksgiving don't.

November 23rd, 2005
One of my professors was telling our class the other day how she does not cook. When her children were growing up she said they would be disappointed to learn that she had made them a homecooked dinner. For Thanksgiving, she now buys the turkey, takes… more »

Pot Roast

November 23rd, 2005
What a day. Not only was I able to use my new $20 Calphalon Saucier but I was able to use it to make my first pot roast. And it could not have been easier. I started with (pre cooked weight) 7 lbs. of chuck roast from Costco (of all places). This is a… more »

Kicking & Screaming

November 22nd, 2005
Will Ferrell's trademark off-the-wall lunacy kicks in for a comedy sure to score big with the whole family! Phil Weston (Ferrell) is a mild-mannered suburban dad - who's suddenly transformed into a caffeine-fueled sports maniac when he becomes the coach… more »

November 21st, 2005
Slaying the dragon of delay is no sport for the short-winded. more »

Shayne Graham

November 21st, 2005
I guess it is not all that often that I am very impressed with one particular professional athlete's performance. I have a tremendous amount of respect for all professional athletes (except baseball players) for the hours of training I know they put in… more »

Book of the Month - December, 2005

November 21st, 2005
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within.… more »

Movie of the Month - December, 2005

November 21st, 2005
Hotel Rwanda Don Cheadle gives "the performance of a lifetime" (Los Angeles Times) in this "remarkable" (Newsweek) and "profoundly affecting" (Houston Chronicle) true story of one man's brave stance against savagery during the 1994 Rwandan conflict.… more »