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February 16, 2007

I’m loathe to start a speed link section like so many other bloggers, but I’m ensnared by the possibility that information that some readers might want to know about is passing them by while I wrestle whether to write a long or short post about some of these items. So here is my first attempt at speed-linking with brief explanations.

  • Brian Bailey has a new book called The Blogging Church: Sharing the Story of Your Church Through Blogs. I’m really looking forward to getting this and reading this as soon as time, money, and family allow. Thanks to Merlin Mann for pointing this out. Merlin is a contributor to the book.
Posted in: General & Blogging & Management & Music
February 16, 2007

Saw this great quote at WorkHappy.Net, by a man named Charles Kingsley:

“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”

I didn’t know who Charles Kingsley was so I went to Wikipedia and discovered he was an English novelist who wrote the novel Westward Ho! He died in 1875 so I thought that made the quote even more interesting. Apparently, there was enough people back during the 1800’s who were trying to keep up with the Jones’, that Kingsley felt the need to make this distinction about the proper direction to take in life. This was an attempt on his part to help his fellow man.

Posted in: General
February 06, 2007

According to Guy Kawasaki’s Asshole Rating Self-Exam (ARSE), I scored an 11. I don’t know what the highest score could have been, but I thought my rating would be worse. I feel I perhaps have hope of making a turnaround if some good friends could see their way to hang in there and wait for the new and improved Lawrence to evolve.

Here’s a good idea for my friends (and enemies!). Take the quiz, too. If your score is higher than 11, then maybe we can consider that you are the problem - not me. If we are tied, we’ll have to settle our differences with an arm-wrestling contest (in which I will use nasty tricks) or one of those IQ test books you can buy at Barnes & Noble.

Posted in: General
December 31, 2006

So, I took the same quiz that millions of other netizens are taking and was both pleased and concerned. According to the results, Green Lantern most fits my personality. I’m not surprised. He was one of my favorite superheroes as a kid (below Superman and DareDevil). But I was a little concerned about which villain it said I would be. The Joker? Boy, I always hated him. You know how you can admire, in a strange way, some villains? Like Lex Luthor or the Kingpin? But this basically says that if I ever turn to the dark side, I’ll be a real insane guy. So, don’t make me mad, I guess. I think I was excluded from being Lex or the Kingpin because I answered no to the question, “Are you bald?”. I probably never will be since us Salberg’s tend to keep our hair. Even my grandfather had a pretty decent amount of hair left when he died at 92. But why does that mean I have to wear clown makeup and laugh like a madman? Seems a bit unfair. I’d rather be bald and wear a nice suit.

Posted in: General
October 21, 2006

Almost had a tire blow on me yesterday. The van had been pulling further and further to the right the prior day. Yesterday morning, as I got off the interstate, it was thumping rather loud and pulling hard - even at low speeds. I pulled over in an empty parking lot to check it out. Both tires looked fine and I was just thinking maybe it was totally out of alignment somehow. Just as I got ready to get back in the van, I saw this shadow coming from the inside passenger front tire. I thought some child’s toy ball had rolled up against my tire - which was really weird since the parking lot was empty and I was almost sure there was nothing around when I parked.

Posted in: General
October 14, 2002

It may strike Americans that the end of the 20th century holds a unique place in history. Filled with the pursuit of social justice amidst class struggles, Americans today feel we are far removed from our founding fathers. However, most would be surprised to discover how two different classes of people joined together when pressed by a common enemy. These first Americans are an early example that many today would have difficulty emulating. The alliance between Samuel Adams and John Hancock exemplifies these bonds clearly.

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