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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Hold Me to This As I Get Old

If you are somewhat well read, you’ve come across a variation of Sayre’s law. In a formulation quoted by Charles Philip Issawi: “In any dispute the intensity of feeling is inversely proportional to the value of the issues at stake.” … Continue reading

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The Lean in Collection

Buzzfeed is normally a clickbait smorgasbord of the trivial, sophomoric, controversial, and ridiculous but when they go longform they can be quite insightful and thought-provoking. This piece by Ashley Perez is definitely the later. http://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleyperez/stock-photos-that-hope-to-change-the-way-we-look-at-women As a writer I like … Continue reading

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This Post is Not Safe for Work…

…butt bear with me. This is about my ongoing battle with the horrendous beast known as iTunes. I use iTunes to manage our iPhone and iPad but it is an absolutely wretched media player. As Dean Wormer said, “Fat, drunk … Continue reading

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