Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


05 Jun 2008, 13:55 p.m.


I'll be offline for much of this weekend at a retreat in San Antonio. It looks like my 10-year high school reunion, scheduled for next weekend, is cancelled for want of RSVPs. I'm managing three …

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06 Apr 2008, 22:29 p.m.

19th Century Slang Help Request

I'm reading Trollope's autobiography and need help understanding this passage: The [clerical] critic, however, had been driven to wrath by my saying that Deans of the Church of England loved to revisit the glimpses of …

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07 Mar 2008, 7:05 a.m.

San Antonio?

I've never been to San Antonio, even though much of the Walch clan lives there. I guess the time was never right with school and all. Then today I saw Gordon Atkinson invite me to …

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16 Feb 2008, 11:00 a.m.

Tax History Saved For A Future Post

In the last few months, I've seen and read a few things and had opinions on them. Here we go. I Chose a Parson is a 1956 memoir by Phyllis Stark, an American woman who …

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27 Jan 2008, 23:29 p.m.


My condolences to my LDS family and readers on the death of Gordon B. Hinckley.

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25 Dec 2007, 8:40 a.m.

OMG Squee

Yesterday I got David Neeleman's autograph. Rock! I was just stretching my legs walking the aisle around hour three of the flight when I saw a familiar-looking man in a yellow sweater talking with kids …

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24 Dec 2007, 1:14 a.m.


Another response to an old pal, this one more than a year in the waiting. Last year, Zed Lopez criticized me for being -- as I perceived it -- pro-happiness, pro-togetherness, pro-tolerance etc. I'd enjoyed …

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01 Apr 2007, 10:53 a.m.

Also, Bikram Seth's Ultra-Steamy "A Suitable Boy"

Patrick McKenzie has a funny story from Palm Sunday, with a child's suggested revision of the holiday's name. I pointed out to Leonard that this child has an admirably meritocratic view of holiday-naming, where the …

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26 Feb 2007, 15:10 p.m.

Ugly Bags of Mostly Water

"What about taking Communion moves you so much?" In one gesture it sort of sums up the craziness and beauty of human life, which is that you are a soul in a piece of meat, …

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04 Dec 2006, 23:07 p.m.

Epistemology, Utilitarianism

Sometimes I ask, "Is this true?" Sometimes I ask, "Is this useful?" But in either case I wonder whether my actions are true or useful.

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