For months now, I get a few emails a day purporting to be from some friendly young lady who saw something about me on the web and just had to write and introduce herself. Always a different young lady, typically with somewhat broken English. But not asking for anything, not mentioning money at all, not selling anything, no web site to visit, just an email address to respond to.
I wonder what the scam is? Of course I haven’t responded to any of them. Maybe I should set up a throwaway email address and email one of them, just to see.
Border agents do need a warrant to search your laptop when you enter the US. (Duh.)
Iceland also the first country to elect an openly gay head of state, last year.
I’m really starting to look forward to our trip to Europe later this month. This is part of the chorus and some musicians, going to Vienna, Prague, and Budapest. We’ll be giving four concerts, and seeing the sights. Getting away from home for a while, seeing new things, traveling with friends and getting to know some new people. It’s going to be fun.
Really nice story on NPR this morning about the ukulele.
A federal judge ruled that holding a public school graduation in a church when comparable secular venues were readily available violates the constitution.
Fascinating short (10 min.) presentation of what REALLY motivates us – surprise surprise! For anything more complicated than ditch digging, it’s not money. In fact, offering more money has been shown over and over to make performance worse on tasks that require thought and creativity.
This is an intriguing idea from William Galston at the Brookings Institution – institute compulsory voting, thus motivating politicians to moderate their views to appeal to the majority of Americans who aren’t extremists but currently can’t be bothered to vote.