Friday, October 28, 2011

Simon and Max

Our sons Simon and Max arrived on this earth on Wednesday morning and we are absolutely thrilled with them. The two of them might turn out to be Spitzbuben, but until that is in fact determined, we decided to give the two their own website.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Warren Buffett's 5 minute plan to fix the deficit

An interesting note from Warren Buffett was posted on CNBC

_*Congressional Reform Act of 2011*_

1. No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they're out of office.

2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women.

Congressmen/women made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message. Don't you think it's time?


If you agree with the above, pass it on. If not, just delete.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It is getting closer and closer

Snapped this picture of Amy this morning on her way to the car. She looks just stunning and we are both super excited about the pending arrival of those twins.
We even got names for the boys. :-)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cowboy up

Slowtwitch co-worker Timothy Carlson shot this image of me in Kona. Reminds me of the times when I did all the guerrilla marketing efforts at the bike check-in.

Facebook fun

I guess we could call this very temporary facebook fun.