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Time Lapsed Memories

Sitting here, listening to a freshly downloaded Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas album, I’m reminded of when we lived on Grand Isle in Vermont. We lived in a rented house with a view of the lake from the living room, and the … Continue reading

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Let it Snow

The weather powers have predicted snow for St. Louis, and a decent amount, too. St. Louis is not a city that gets much snow, so 6 inches or so is significant for us. I was coming home from the store … Continue reading

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With Sadness

This has been a week of sad good-byes. Danny Ayers and Dan Connolly both write on an incredibly tragic event. Last weekend, while Chimezie and Roschelle Ogbuji were having a rare night out, a baseboard heater caught fire in the … Continue reading

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If the Lynching Crowd…

Could be persuaded to put down their tar, feathers, pitchforks, and torches, perhaps they might listen to the details coming out about Megan Meiers and the Drews and might want to consider that they acted thoughtlessly, recklessly, and without all … Continue reading

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Pulled Post

I had to pull the recent cellphone company post. As soon as it was published, it was showing up on Google within five minutes, and a top item, too. Then I got buried in comments and trackbacks from spam weblogs. … Continue reading

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Sprint says Merry Christmas in its Uniquely American Way

Well, there goes my Christmas. I had a cellphone account with Sprint for the last decade. I had added my roommate as a second line a couple of years back. The contract was up last February, and Sprint made us … Continue reading

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Death of a Legend

The legendary Washoe died this week: Washoe, a female chimpanzee believed to be the first non-human to acquire human language, has died of natural causes at the research institute where she was kept. I met Washoe when I was studying … Continue reading

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