Given that our son was born in Kazakhstan and that we spent a combined over two months in the country a couple of years ago, meeting the people and immersing ourselves in their culture, we have affectionate spot in our hearts for the country. We wondered about their Olympic team. What a thrill we got when on the first day of competition they win a gold.
Alexandr Vinokourov Wins Olympic Cycling Road Race Gold Medal For Kazakhstan
By SAMUEL PETREQUIN 07/28/12 03:38
Updated 07-28-2012 at 10:41 PM by Virgil
Talk about old guys who rock! I guess most people know Iím a big Rolling Stones fan. If you donít, I am. They really are the greatest rock and roll band ever. Today, July 12th 2012 marks the fiftieth anniversary of their first show. You can read about in The Guardian:
A sober-suited crowd of about 80 men and 30 women were on hand to witness the Rolling Stones' first gig. There was a taste among both sexes for shapeless, utility-style clothes, stout shoes and goofy square glasses.
I know I owe an update on Matthew. Itís been a while and some have been asking and a bit has happened since then, mostly Matthew progressing into his terrible twos. This blog will not bring you up to date. Iíll have to save that for another time. But it documents an important day, Matthewís first day at school.
A two year old in school? Well, this is pre-pre-school. Yeah they have such a thing. Apparently itís common now. My wife had started looking for one she liked
Iíve got an ambitious summer reading planned and thought Iíd share. For some reason hearing what others are reading gives me some sort of pleasure. It satisfies an impulse of curiosity. Iím not a prying person, nor a nosy person, but when sitting by someone who is reading, say on an airplane, I canít help to try and peek over and spy on the title of the book. Does that make me a peeping Tom? .
So for anyone whoís curious about my summer reading plans, hereís a blog on a