Monthly Archives: February 2014

Melancholy were the sounds on a winter’s night.

My wife is in a constant battle with some health concerns and has been fighting the good fight since Christmas. But last night she said, “for some reason I feel better now.” Today, rather than send me downtown to pick … Continue reading

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And We Will Keep Bashing Gatekeepers..

…until they are vanquished. Here’s a great one from John Kovalic. You can follow his comic strip, an excellent foray into all things geeky, at: http://www.dorktower.com/

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Will You Take The Oath?

I suppose an update on the book is in order for those not in my writing group. The past few weeks I’ve been doing a lot of rewriting, editing, recalculating, and killing hundreds of my darlings. I’ve made a determination … Continue reading

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It All Ends With a Dog Shaming

For a long time I have been bedeviled a ghost in our entertainment center. When I switch the amplifier to the phono setting and turn up the volume, there’s this low 60 cycles hum. It shouldn’t be this way. It … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Harold Ramis

Harold Ramis, SCTV alumni, Ghostbuster, and director of films such as Caddyshack, National Lampoon’s Vacation, and Groundhog Day, passed away this morning at 69. He wrote or cowrote Animal House, Caddyshack, Stripes, Ghostbusters… By all accounts he was a stand-up … Continue reading

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Jasper Says Happy Caturday

It’s a cold Saturday afternoon and we’ll stay in the deep freeze most of the next week. But the cats are warm and happy, especially Jasper. Like most Maine Coons, he has an almost dog-like zest for life. Carjo used … Continue reading

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Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart

The new beer fridge has been officially stocked after a trip to Bismarck. I was hoping to stock up on Bell’s Hopslam this time. It’s usually pretty easy in Bismarck because I swear, I used to be the only one … Continue reading

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