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2005, Maturation


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  1. Jan. 2nd, 2005 - "Resolutions for Maturation"
    [RATING: 14 | VOTES: 21]

    2005's resolutions.


  2. Feb. 27th, 2005 - "De Exercitu"
    [RATING: 32 | VOTES: 84]

    A comprehensive discourse about my thoughts on joining the Army, serving under Bush, the military in Iraq, the stock market, and more.


  3. Mar. 6th, 2005 - "March 2005 Stock Market Review"
    [RATING: 13 | VOTES: 20]

    A look at the world indices, plus charts of stocks I'm watching.


  4. Apr. 3rd, 2005 - "Hot Product Stickiness"
    [RATING: 6 | VOTES: 13]

    I read something in "Wired" talking about how Toyota Prius users are becoming addicted to tweaking the acceleration pedal to increase their gas mileage. This is the sort of gizmo that hits are made of.


  5. May. 29th, 2005 - "Love and War"
    [RATING: 18 | VOTES: 21]

    "The funny thing about this year in which I go to Iraq is that it's also a year in which I fell in love again. The timing is inexplicable. The juxtaposition of love and war in my life has been a healthy influence on me. I can feel again, I can appreciate again, I can be spoiled again. Dealing with the two certainly adjusts your priorities. It heightens the emotions, gives me energy, fills me with motivation."


  6. Jun. 12th, 2005 - "At the Movies"
    [RATING: 15 | VOTES: 24]

    Today I was standing around and overheard a conversation that went as follows: "So we rented some movies last weekend. We rented... Uh, what's that one called? Ocean's Twelve?" "Oh yeah, that was really good!" "Yeah, it WAS good..." No, no, NO!


 

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