Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


30 May 2004, 11:38 a.m.


Reading The Greedy Hand by Amity Shlaes, a WSJ writer with whom I vastly disagree, which means John might like it. Also reading James Morrow's Only Begotten Daughter, in which Jesus Christ's sister is born …

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17 May 2004, 14:34 p.m.

Death, Taxes, And Sumana Writing About Taxes

Reading Conversion and the Poll Tax in Early Islam. Dennett writes clearly and entertainingly, even though it's a university press book with a tiny audience. Good job! Also, he amuses me by saying, "Let us …

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13 May 2004, 9:55 a.m.

Media Revue

All three of these bits of media experience have something to do with the Middle East! And I didn't even intend it. Last night's Enterprise provoked even more US/Middle East Allegory babble in me. The …

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30 Apr 2004, 11:00 a.m.

Compare And Contract

Currently reading Confessions of a Tax Collector: One Man's Tour of Duty Inside the IRS by Richard Yancey. I find it quite enjoyable, as I did Scott Turow's One-L (memoir of his first year at …

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19 Apr 2004, 19:18 p.m.

On The Night-Table

Science Fiction/Fantasy: Le Guin's The Word For World Is Forest (heavy-handed and unappealing) and Birthday of the World And Other Stories (nonbad ratio of good to boring stories). Kress, Beaker's Dozen (fun!). Chiang, Story Of …

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13 Apr 2004, 18:53 p.m.

Tax Tips

According to Taxes And People In Israel by Harold C. Wilkenfeld, not only does Israel have a Tax Museum, but that selfsame Tax Museum's exhibits go beyond famous people's tax returns. The museum also shows …

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05 Apr 2004, 15:51 p.m.

Names, Fish, Taxes

Weekend: enjoyed driving with friends, concert was okay, lots of Bollywood music videos (Namaste America has the best commentary, India Waves has the weirdest choices and hands-down weirdest host), Zack lunch, changed aquarium water somewhat …

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26 Jul 2003, 11:15 a.m.

I am a happy mutant rabbit. I saw Josh…

I am a happy mutant rabbit. I saw Josh Kornbluth's Love and Taxes last night with Katharine, and we really enjoyed it. After the show, I met the performer and he remembered me from e-mail. …

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13 Apr 2003, 13:29 p.m.

Say Uncle Sam

I love reading government documents. The first book I remember reading is the Pennsylvania driver's manual, and for a week after I had nightmares about cars. (The one I remember: my mother is driving and …

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12 Apr 2003, 21:34 p.m.

Death And Praxis

Michael points out that it's not that doing taxes is time-consuming, it's that doing them optimally is time-consuming. After all, in many cases you could just do the EZ or the A (abbreviated) form and …

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