Archive for August 2008

Confession   4 comments

The album, Rio, by Duran Duran was my guilty pleasure in the mid 80’s.

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I had the cassette (remember walkmans?) and had to keep it secret from my friends. At least, I felt that I had to. We were also into classic and contemporary Rock (Zeppelin, Rush, The Police, Def Leopard, etc.)

My musical tastes are quite varied, now. Well, more varied, anyway.

Posted Thursday, August 28, 2008 by Grant in Myself

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Adoption Day for Smokin Motor   3 comments

Looking Good

Looking Good,
originally uploaded by glindsay65.

I’d like to introduce the newest member of the family, Smokin Motor, also known as Rio. He is a sweet-tempered, lovable, seven-year-old, retired racing greyhound.

Today was adoption day.

Rio came up for adoption a second time, after four years, when his first family was no longer able to take care of him, due to a change in schedule.

Here he is doing what greyhounds do best, flaking out. Everything about Rio’s temperament, as we’ve seen so far, seems like it will fit in perfectly with our family.

We are very excited about our new family member.

Posted Saturday, August 23, 2008 by Grant in news

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Travelers’ Laptops May Be Detained At Border   Leave a comment

I thought this was a joke:

Travelers’ Laptops May Be Detained At Border

Federal agents may take a traveler’s laptop or other electronic device to an off-site location for an unspecified period of time without any suspicion of wrongdoing, as part of border search policies the Department of Homeland Security recently disclosed.

“They’re saying they can rifle through all the information in a traveler’s laptop without having a smidgen of evidence that the traveler is breaking the law,” said Greg Nojeim, senior counsel at the Center for Democracy and Technology. Notably, he said, the policies “don’t establish any criteria for whose computer can be searched.”

But, it’s not.

I guess that, if you live in the U.S., you should never leave and, if you live outside the U.S., you should stay out.


News like this makes me long for the perfect government that God has set up under the just rulership of His son. (Daniel 2:44)

Posted Friday, August 1, 2008 by Grant in Random

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