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There is so much to write about… Capital punishment and the botched execution in Oklahoma. A school shooting that did not happen because gun control laws worked the way they should.  Vincent and Frank, a tale of two Mustangs. But… … Continue reading

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One of those days. Which once again brings up the question of how much you have to buy at a Starbucks to make your presence there for (at this point, 3.5.) hours ethically supportable.  Thus far, it has been two … Continue reading

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Additional thoughts.

As a follow-up to “We’re being held hostage. At gunpoint.” I would like to pass along a couple of links from the New York Times about “impulsive suicide.”  Making the means of suicide more difficult to get to reduces these.  … Continue reading

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I have been doing a lot of reading of blogs and other online media lately. (Yes, I know, instead of writing my own online content.)  There is a lot of good material out there, usually in my case linked to … Continue reading

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Still here.  Still writing, although not here. (Playing around with Scrivener, hoping to increase my productivity.)  Struggling with depression and isolation. Coming to terms with the imminent (as in the next year) of two, possibly all three, of my sons. … Continue reading

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More Thesis funnies.

I have previously written about lolmythesis.com.  I have noticed people starting to add the title of their thesis under their statement of what the thesis is about.  The often discord between the two makes them even more amusing. Examples: Imagine … Continue reading

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I have not been writing.  There is a big post on a very painful (but not too personal — do not worry) subject. I could post about inconsequential things — how the cat has bombed the bed again; how happy … Continue reading

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Sentiment against GMOs has been described by scientists as the equivalent of climate-change denialism on the left. (Anti-vaxxers cross political spectra.)  Whether or not you agree with that, this NYT piece about one Hawaiian councilman’s attempt to get the facts … Continue reading

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I have been looking around for sources of amusement online, because really, how many Cracked.com articles can a single person read?  (I’m not sure, but I think I am getting close to the limit. And I do not even dare … Continue reading

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Given that in previous years the media has used up the words “Snowmaggedon” and “Snowpocalypse” to describe epic winter storms, they need to come up with new ones for the most recent slamming the East Coast.  The Red-Headed Menace suggested … Continue reading

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The “I have done nothing of note with my life” virus is running strong through my veins this evening. It is a weird combination of green-eyed envy, deep sadness, great shame, and and a surprising amount of guilt. The combination … Continue reading

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I have been worried about the increasing influence of churches in America in the past few years.  This may seem odd, since religion — particularly Christianity, particularly Protestantism — has always had some level of influence in America. I find … Continue reading

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Guilty as Charged.

In these pages, I have often spoken of my love of the work of Stephen Sondheim.  I always knew I was not alone, and now I have proof: “22 Signs You Were Raised by Stephen Sondheim.”  Guilty. At least half … Continue reading

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WordPress just ate 700 words of a lengthy post I was writing.  I feel like I want to hit something.

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Before on this blog, I have commented how troubling I found the lyrics that Stephen Sondheim wrote to “America” for the stage version of West Side Story.  I was reminded of this when I was watching the his birthday concert … Continue reading

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Dear members of the Boston Red Sox (as well as other major leaguers — you know who you are): You are not Mennonite farmers from 1872.  Shave, already.  Or at least trim the beard, ‘kay? Sincerely, A fan with sensibilities.

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On my youngest son’s Facebook: On today’s SAT: my blood. Guess who had a nosebleed during the fifth section? Guess who had to say to their proctor “NO I’M FINISHING THIS SECTION, YES I CAN CONTINUE” with three minutes left … Continue reading

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The days are getting shorter. The darkness is closing in like a soft blanket. Halloween will be here before too long, and then Thanksgiving, and then, just before Christmas, the turn of the year. All to the good.

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What am I going to do with the boy?

I am working my way through the works H.P. Lovecraft.  (As I said in a comment to the previous post, I don’t deny my soul might need saving. : ) ) This led to me discovering this afternoon that when … Continue reading

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[Note: I should put a disclaimer here: any opinions on this blog about the Affordable Care Act and/or Covered California are solely my own and do not reflect the opinions of my employers.] The job is starting to get to … Continue reading

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