Nena is about eleven months old now, and we recently took her to the beach for the first time. She was nervous at first, but before too long she was running around like a psycho. She thought she needed to jump over the waves as they came in. She was completely unconcerned by the horses, and by the fact that my finger was over part of the lens for the last part of the video.

Scott Bradford has been building web sites and using them to say what he thinks since 1995, which tended to get him in trouble with power-tripping assistant principals at the time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, but has spent most of his career (so far) working on public- and private-sector web sites. He is not a member of any political party, and brands himself an ‘independent constitutional conservative.’ In addition to holding down a day job and blogging about challenging subjects like politics, religion, and technology, Scott is also a devout Catholic, gun-owner, bike rider, and music lover with a wife, two cats, and a dog.