Archive for October, 2008

Who is running America?

October 14, 2008

Henry Paulson. Ben Bernanke. Warren Buffet. The surviving CEOs of the US financial industry.

None of these people were elected by the American people yet they seem to be the ones making all the decision lately.

I am not sure if this is a good or a bad thing considering the US Congress nearly sabotaged the passage of the rescue package due to partisan issues and members of Congress making plays to ensure reelection.

But it does make me wonder: Where the hell is our president? It seems there is an absence of leadership. Perhaps I shouldn’t get my hopes up at this point; Bush is a lame duck, after all.

On the other hand, even Gordon Brown, Britain’s PM, who is widely disliked in his home country, is showing exemplary signs of leadership and clear thinking by setting the bar for what an effective rescue package should look like.

Who is running America?

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I have a new niece!!!

October 10, 2008

On September 25th my sister gave birth to a 7lb 5 ounce baby girl. The little one’s name is Memphis Grace Newton.

Here she is in all her tiny glory:
Cute…

J.K. Wade

Eyram’s Famous: MEST Teaching Fellowship Flyer

October 2, 2008

My fellow Fellow, Eyram Tawia, is the latest local celebrity. He is featured on the latest round of MEST Fellowship recruitment literature:

Look at that smile. =)

For more info on the Metlwater Fellowship, click here.

-J.K. Wade

Ideas Worth Spreading

October 1, 2008


Seb and I were watching Blaise Aguera y Arcas‘s amazing presentation on Photosynth and Seadragon (two of Microsoft’s semi-recent acquisitions) today. We were both blown away! Watch it.

Afterwards, Sebastian issued a friendly challenge: one of us must speak at the TED conference within the next 10 years. I think we will have a better shot at doing this if Seb and I worked together, but for now this is an individual challenge.

Good luck Seb.

-J. K. Wade