Monthly Archives: October 2008

Matthew is home now

We brought Matthew home from the hospital this morning – everything is going well.  He’s spent the afternoon sleeping, nursing, and trying not to be smothered with love by his big brother. I’m posting here one of our favorite pictures … Continue reading

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Third Debate: McCain did better, but not well enough

McCain is really far behind.  FiveThirtyEight gives Obama a 95.1% chance of winning on November 4 and 270towin gives Obama over a 99.5% chance of winning if the election were held right now.  That’s a huge deficit, and this was … Continue reading

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Hello, Matthew Walter Finney!

After 23 hours of natural labor, Matthew Walter Finney was born at 2:23 on the morning of October 14, 2008.  He is completely healthy and is looking great.  He was 9 lb 1 oz in weight and 20.5 inches long.  … Continue reading

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Travel-Related Visual Representation of the Candidates

My train-obsessed two-year-old son likes Sarah Palin best of these.  I think he’ll grow out of it.

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Second Debate: It was Boring; Advantage Obama Again

It was just not a very interesting debate.  It seemed that all of the answers were just excerpts from the stump speeches, and little was different from last week.  The Town Hall format was supposed to make a difference in … Continue reading

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VP Debate: Biden wins

Sarah Palin did better than expected; at least she didn’t swallow her own tongue or something like that.  However, in order to be able to do that, she had to literally and explicitly ignore questions for which she wasn’t prepared.  … Continue reading

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