Author: Rob Goodspeed

Glover Park Day

I never put up this photo from Glover Park Day. Not the best photo, but the event was a lot of fun, I even tried Margarita’s food at the food court, which has inspired me to go to the restaurant on Wisconsin Ave. —–

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A Dollar a Day for the G.O.P?

The Michigan Republican Party has launched a “Dollar-a-Day? giving program. The membership page is great – it’s slightly more harsh than the party’s main website. It’s also educational – I never knew Katie Couric and Michael Jackson were part of the “Liberal Media.? I guess I’m not getting all the memos … In all seriousness, […]

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Shut-ins in Japan

This is from a Post story today about Japan’s “nerd culture”: Yet some sociologists critical of the nerd culture here have linked it to the high incidence of severe behavioral problems among men under 40. Immersed in role-playing games and comic fantasy worlds, many have found real-life personal conflict difficult to cope with– one cause, […]

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A2 ‘New West Side Association’ In the News

See the coverage on ArborUpdate of the group (which I posted about last week). The Daily story includes a mention of this website, and ArborUpdate.com (a community website I founded): After the proposed couch ban that the Old Forth Ward Association brought to the Ann Arbor city council last summer, many students began discussions on […]

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The Colors of This Blog

I just posted a gallery in Flickr of screenshots of this website’s various designs. (Inspired by this set.) As a reminder, you can find anything on this blog with google here, or just type “site:goodspeedupdate.com? after your google search. —–

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Forty Years of Legal Contraceptives in the U.S.

Tomorrow – June 7 – is the 40th anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, the landmark Supreme Court case which legalized the use of contraceptives by married couples. Planned Parenthood has issued this statement commemorating the anniversary, noting that “… 40 years later, women still face unnecessary and often politically-motivated barriers to contraception …? The Supreme […]

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