Author Archives: ViAnn

About ViAnn

Progressive retired geek who loves to play golf

Dusty and Brown

Two weeks ago we had the coldest weather that I have experienced since I moved to Las Cruces. The official temperature dropped to 1 but the ¬†outside thermometer at my house registered -7. The cold weather caused electrical blackouts, frozen … Continue reading

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Golf Courses I Have Known, Part 5

This is the fifth¬†of a multi-part post on various golf courses that I have played over my 50 years of playing golf. Follow the links to Google Maps to see what these courses look like now. Be sure to look … Continue reading

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Health Care Reform, Post 6: Medicare Stats

The Growth in Medicare & Medicaid Spending Medicare spending is growing faster than overall health care spending. Per Capita costs doubled between 1991 and 2003 and are a faster track today. Because of the population bulge from the baby boomers, … Continue reading

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Mosaic Plots

This is cool charts #5. Mosaic plots are rectangular plots composed of smaller rectangles typically used to display measures of counts or sums of a scale level variable for 2 or more categories. The area of the rectangle is proportional … Continue reading

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Storm in the Desert: The Aftermath

After a brutally cold couple of days, our temperature is going to be in the mid-50s’ today and get up to 65 by Tuesday. What the recent weather revealed is that our regional energy infrastructure is on life support. We … Continue reading

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Modern Telephony

Thanks to the internet and modern technology my phone service has gotten a lot more convenient and cheaper. Two years ago I had a conventional land line from Qwest and a simple cell phone from Verizon. My internet service was … Continue reading

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Golf Courses I have Known, Part 4

This is the fourth of a multi-part post on various golf courses that I have played over my 50 years of playing golf. Follow the links to Google Maps to see what these courses look like now. Be sure to … Continue reading

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