Thursday, May 31, 2007

Economic Mobility

Is the American Dream Alive and Well?
This report, co-written by John E. Morton and Isabel V. Sawhill, outlines what economic mobility is, why it matters in today’s economy, and why it is important for policy makers to focus on mobility as part of the ongoing national economic debate. The report finds American men now have, on average, 12 percent less income than their fathers’ generation did at the same age. While factors other than cash income contribute to economic mobility, this data challenges the two-century-old presumption that each successive generation will be better off than the one that came before.

EMP American Dream Report

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Monday, May 28, 2007

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Detective Comics 545 pgs. 1&2

These came in the mail yesterday. Original published pencil and ink drawings.
Gene Colan drawing Batman featuring my favorite villain Nightslayer and his love Nocturna.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Thursday, May 24, 2007

u.s. gold cup roster

* Goalkeepers (3): Tim Howard, Kasey Keller, Brad Guzan
* Defenders (8): Oguchi Onyewu, Carlos Bocanegra, Frankie Hejduk, Jonathan Bornstein, Jay DeMerit, Frank Simek, Michael Parkhurst, Jonathan Spector
* Midfielders (8): Clint Dempsey, DaMarcus Beasley, Michael Bradley, Ricardo Clark, Benni Feilhaber, Pablo Mastroeni, Steve Ralston, Justin Mapp
* Forwards (4): Landon Donovan, Brian Ching, Eddie Johnson, Taylor Twellman

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

U.S. MNT coach

Bob Bradley has the interim removed from his title after going 3-0-1 with the national team in the last five months. I think he's the right man for the job, but time will tell....

Monday, May 14, 2007

iron horses

my brother and a friend just purchased new full-suspension mountain bikes. someday i will mountain bike again....

Sunday, May 13, 2007

birdshit rock

for the last five years or so, there have been a variety of art installations on top of this iconic sunset cliffs formation. not sure exactly how it's done, although i do remember seeing a rope dangling off the side once. the artist must be a pretty good rock climber....

wave out front produces some decent surf every now and then. as they say: "every dog has it's day." that's me on the longboard in the last photo.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

cliff failure

in the center of the photo, you can see where part of the sandstone cliff has sloughed off onto an exposed part of the reef. as the pile of rocks erodes, more sand is created which naturally replenishes the beach....

Saturday, May 05, 2007


sold off most of my comic book collection around 10 years ago, but i kept a small number including these spidey issues. i always liked the black costume, although apparently it turns out to be an evil alien, or something. the web #1 issue is signed by cover artist charles vess who has done some really nice stuff over the years.

Friday, May 04, 2007

cats pt. 4

the Siamese is Jimbo who lives two houses down

Thursday, May 03, 2007