Monthly Archives: October 2012

I just broke one of my own rules: I argued about vaccination with an anti-vaxer on Facebook.  Vaccination issues (and the vaccination opponents) are one of those topics that it is wise for me to avoid in person and online, … Continue reading

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Two more posts from Chris Kluwe

Panem et Circenses: about the moral bankruptcy of our current economic system; and Matthew 22:39: an open letter to the Archbishop Neinstedt and Pope Benedict about acceptance and tolerance of lesbians and gays, using actual quotes from the New Testament … Continue reading

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We few, we happy few…

Happy St. Crispin’s Day.* *It is also the anniversary of the Battle of Balacava.

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One ringey-dingey… two ringey-dingey…

“The secret to success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”  Jean Giradoux. My father once said that all honest labor is honorable labor.  I wonder what he would make of my latest employment. I have … Continue reading

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Work scraped tonight.

There is never a good way to find out that someone whom you liked but had not seen much in the past few years has died recently, even though she was elderly. But finding out because you called her house … Continue reading

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Card game du jour.

Tonight I spent a couple of hours playing “Cards Against Humanity: The Party Game for Horrible People.”  The most commonly repeated line of the evening was “This is just so wrong.”  An Amazon reviewer, commenting on the first expansion pack, … Continue reading

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I used to sing in the car all the time.  Somewhere over the past year I stopped, turning instead to the dulcet tones of NPR, letting my right brain slumber undisturbed. But recently I started again. I have always had … Continue reading

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