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Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving Day!   …from West Virginia… Photo: Blennerhasset Island State Park in the Ohio River

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I’ll take 100 bayonets, a refrigerator, and an oscillating fan


What can you do with a 100,000 dollar helicopter missing a wing? Or, a Humvee with no engine block? How about 100 Reagan-era bayonets? Apparently, you can use them in a small town police force, even if the only dangerous … Continue reading

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Living in Hamalot


I like being kosher, but just not right now. Right now, I have to finish the 3.5 pounds of ham I bought to support the local economy…and have an option to chicken. I live in a town known for one … Continue reading

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bananas, bloating, and the new job search


it’s the end of the world as we know it, and I don’t feel fine. My stomach has been on the agitation cycle, some unknown substance or condition has made me feel two months pregnant (and I’m a man!), and … Continue reading

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An hour at the Arboretum


As summer’s flowers bloom, summer’s travelers invade the asphalt pathways of the Arboretum, a spectacle of identified species arranged in bouquets of wonder. Windows slide down, dog ears flap in the breeze, and more than a few children stop their … Continue reading

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The Big Year


The Big Year, starring Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson, is a comedy from 2011 based on a true story. The Big Year is supposed to be a year-long birding competition, strictly in the USA, to see who can … Continue reading

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something smells rotten in dc


I gotta admit, I’m not too worried about it. Oh sure, the US government is culling scads of private information from citizens, including telephone calls, emails, and what I am writing right now. But, hey, in all fairness to our … Continue reading

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A love letter to the IRS


Dear Ms. IRS Employee, Grazing through the news fodder of another day, I noticed a memo from your supervisor’s office, claiming that your agency may be reading my emails, checking my personal records, and even following my habits. It is … Continue reading

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Techtonic Plates of Change


If I hear one more commercial about “4G phones,” I may just call a company and ask for their brains. “4G” means nothing anymore, like the words/phrases “stuff,” “a la carte,” and “balanced budget.” (see “balanced meal,” which may insinuate … Continue reading

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Mister Paul goes to Washington


A senator from Kentucky is speaking on the floor of the US senate, trying to bring attention and shame to a reality most Americans don’t want to believe- that the government believes and is actually engaged in- using unmanned drones … Continue reading

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