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Luxury Vacation For U.S. Supreme Court Justice

The law school will be offering a summer program on “National Security & Separation of Powers” taught by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch in Porto, Portugal.

Let’s this one sink in. A U.S. Supreme Court Justice will be teaching a course on national security and separation of powers in a foreign country. For two weeks, the cost for each student is $1,724 (in-state), $2,856 (out-of-state), or $3,700 (non-tuition).

It sounds more like a luxury vacation in Portugal for the Justice and his family paid for by the students and the law school.

Nothing In This World Is Definite

When it comes to sex, I am straight. When it comes to skiing and snowboarding, I swing both ways.

Huge Moves

Huge thanks to Huge for sending me a copy of Huge Moves, “an editorially independent magazine focused on the design and technology trends shaping the future of business.” I will spend some time reading it.

Người vợ hay người tình

Vợ nói với chồng, “Tôi không phải là vợ của anh. Tôi chỉ là người cung cấp tình dục cho anh”.

Thằng chồng nào mà dâm đãng và vô nhân đạo thế? Muốn thỏa mãn tình dục thì ra ngoài kiếm. Còn vợ để ở nhà ngắm nghía thôi chứ không được đụng vào.

Trong hôn nhân, cái hợp đồng vô hình mà cả hai đều thỏa thuận là tình dục. Dĩ nhiên còn có xây dựng mái ấm gia đình, nuôi dưỡng và giáo dục con cái, và là nơi nương tựa tinh thần lẫn tài chính cho nhau. Nhưng tình dục vẫn không thể thiếu.

Với đàn ông, cưới vợ mà không được những giây phút mặn nồng thì cưới làm gì? Chẳng lẽ lấy về để bị điều khiển, sai khiến, nạt nộ, và ghen tuông?

Đúng là khi mới cưới củ ấu cũng tròn, khi ở với nhau lâu rồi bồ hòn cũng méo. Đùa tí cho vui thôi. Nói thật kiểu này là mấy bà vợ tẩy chay luôn.

President’s Day Weekend at Liberty

Our whole family arrived at Liberty around 4:30 pm yesterday. I skied with my wife, Xuân, and Vương while Đạo and Đán went on their own. We began on Dipsy Doodle. Although it was a green trial, it seemed to be more dangerous than the blue, black, and double black trails. Experienced and inexperienced skiers and snowboarders just zoomed down. I had to turn around many times to make sure no one would crash into me.

After one run, I decided to take Vương on the blue trail, which would be safer than Dipsy Doodle. We started off on Upper Heavenly. Xuân guided him through the moguls. When we reached Whitney’s Way, however, he was just gunning down. I freaked out trying to keep up with him. Fortunately he didn’t fall. After we met up at the lift, I asked him what happened. He replied, “I couldn’t control my speed, but I remembered you told me to bend my knees.” I was glad he made it. He wanted to do it again, but I didn’t let him. I need to teach him parallel turns and proper stopping techniques.

We didn’t get home until 11:00 pm and went to bed around midnight. No one could wake up this morning, except for me. I left the house around 6:30 am and arrived at Liberty at 8 am. I went to the back side to practice my carve turns. I determined to get it down this season. This tutorial helped.

I switched out to my snowboard for two runs and left at noon. The crowd was picking up when I left. The rental line was long. I was so glad I didn’t have to wait in line for rentals.

Skiing & Snowboarding Checklist

When we go skiing, I am responsible for bringing most of our things. I am getting used to it now, but here’s the checklist:

Must-Have

  • Epic Pass

Equipments

Protective Gears

Clothes

Cooler

  • Water
  • Gatorade
  • Beer
  • Cold cuts
  • Cheese
  • Tortilla wraps
  • Hot sauce

Snack Bag

Transportation

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Rebekah Baggs & Chris Corak: SEO for Everyone

SEO is often targeted machine algorithms. In SEO for Everyone Rebekah Baggs and Chris Corak make the case to cater to users. They called it human-centered SEO. Make your pages readable to the users first then you don’t need to worry much about search engines, particularly Google. For example, make your page title as it is reads as a headline. Baggs and Corak keeps the technical details to the minimum to make SEO more approachable to non-developers.

Skiing With My Kids at Liberty

After snowboarding for several days, I missed skiing. This morning, I left my snowboard at home and only brought my skis. I took Đạo, Đán, and Xuân to Liberty. We arrived at the resort around 8 am—just in time the resort opened. We went to the back side to do runs on the blue and double black slopes. I was amazed that three of my kids just zoomed straight down the double-black slopes without turning.

Three teenage snowboarders saw Xuân went down and one of them said, “Oh my god, that kid just want straight down. How crazy is that?” At another time, an older woman said to me, “They shouldn’t go straight down like that. It’s not safe. They need to turn.” I asked Đán why he snowboarded straight down and he replied, “Lazy has its advantage. I was too lazy to turn.”

I still did short turns on the double-black slopes to control my speed. On the blue slopes, I practiced my carvings. I was getting it now and it felt great. I will spend more time carving on skis.

By 10:30 am, the kids were already hungry. We took a break and had an early lunch. We went back to do a few more runs and left at noon. It was a great day.

Kim Yến: Còn tuổi nào cho em

Kim Yến có giọng hát ngọt ngào và dễ thương. Cô trình bài “Tuổi mộng mơ” (Phạm Duy), “Cho đời chút ơn”, “Còn tuổi nào cho em” và “Tuổi đời mênh mông” rất nhẹ nhàng và tự nhiên. Hơi đáng tiếc là những bài hòa âm hơi màu mè. Phải chi chỉ dùng một nhạc cụ như đàn guitar hay piano theo dạng acoustic thì chắc chắn sẽ còn hay hơn nhiều.

Went to Liberty Again

The conditions were decent. Upper Ultra, the double-black-diamond slope, had no moguls. I had more chance to practice my short turns on snowboard. I am still learning to carve harder. I arrived at Liberty at 9:00 am and departed at noon. With not much of a crowd, three hours were good enough workout for me.

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