Monday, October 27, 2008


So I have a confession to make. I have become addicted to Twitter, possibly the most flagrant example of the excessive need for constant connection that has arisen out of the Web 2.0 social networking fad yet. Twitter is basically a micro-blog, consisting of posts that are less than 150 characters long, designed to be easily entered and read from a mobile device or instant messenger. It encourages very immediate posting of photos, links or short opinion sound-bites of things like movies you just watched or live music shows you are currently attending, allowing other people to keep up with your every thought.

Not sure how interested any of you all would be in this, but I thought it would be pretty cool to get a Clay family twitter group going on there to swap local family news considered too small to warrant a posting on this blog. Here is a link to my account, which I update from my phone usually a couple of times daily. For extra fun, Barack Obama has a feed, and if you follow it, they will follow you back.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Zombie Party

We had a zombie party at John's Cousin's (Christine's) place. Here are some highlights.

Zombies kissing!

Zombie Attack!

Zombie lays in wait.

Kill zombie with horns?

Oh no! Another zombie attack!

Mmm, brains.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Fall weekend

Reading Hour. May I join?
We had a fun time with Matthew and Mark. Come back soon!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Sparkly Pictures

These photos are just beautiful!
Corals and Comet Dust Slideshow

Monday, October 06, 2008


Slate has posted a great article exploring just how, exactly, we should categorize the US economy in light of recent events.

Name that economy

"Or perhaps we should say that we've entered the Marxist stage of Rube Goldberg capitalism. Bill Gates coined the term creative capitalism earlier this year to describe a market approach to alleviating poverty. In a broader context, his phrase gets at the reality that private enterprise on its own won't address global ills such as climate change, economic inequality, or systemic financial risk. Put a different way, when capitalism stops working, it's time to start looking for a good adjective."