Author: Mike Dorman

Recently I’ve been thinking (dreading?) about what we should do about getting a second car for the family.  With two kids, it won’t be too long until we’ve completely outgrown the little Saturn.  It’s already placing some limitations on trips we can take.  For example, with two car seats in the back, we basically can […]
David Frum had a great commentary on American Public Media’s Marketplace this afternoon describing why the big three automakers shouldn’t be bailed out by the Federal government.  Here’s a snippet: President-elect Obama has expressed support for yet another bailout package for the U.S. auto industry. Here’s the case: Manufacturing is the backbone of the U.S. […]
Ever since the Lake Cedar Group began broadcasting from the new consolidated DTV transmitter on Lookout Mountain earlier this year, I’ve had a dream of being able to receive all the over-the-air signals at our house here in Castle Rock.  I would like nothing more than to stop flushing $22 a month down the toilet to […]
Today, on the longest day of the year, we’ve added one to our family. Kaden Michael Dorman was born this morning at 7:07 am in Parker, Colorado.  At 19 1/2 inches and 7 lbs 6 oz, he was almost exactly as tall as his big sister, and just a half pound heavier.  He looks more […]
Chicago Public Radio’s “This American Life” had a great program on recently describing the run-up and reasons behind the housing crisis and ensuing credit crunch.  Titled “The Giant Pool of Money“, it makes it a lot more clear how all of this happened. Very interesting and really quite entertaining, I recommend it if you have […]
I recently listened to a very interesting episode of KCRW’s To The Point that investigated the summer gas tax holiday proposed by both Hillary Clinton and John McCain.  It was definitely a very intriguing discussion about the economics behind the oil industry and the short- and long-term effects of this idea.  I highly recommend listening to […]
About a month ago, I was having a lot of trouble with my cable modem. Going offline a few times a day, poor transfer speeds, etc.  Comcast decided I needed a new drop to the street (which, I can’t really complain about too much: it’s been working great since.)  Anyway, I’ve had a coax cable […]
I got my electric bill the other day. $27.75, not bad, but mostly so cheap because we were out of town for 10 days at the end of March. I’m in the Intermountain Rural Electric Association (IREA) service area, and included in this month’s bill was the usual newsletter. This time it included the 2007 […]