Monthly Archives: July 2015

Bad Joke Friday

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Something for Thursday

Sometimes you need something big and epic, so here is Trevor Jones conducting a suite of his themes from The Last of the Mohicans. Share This Post

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A Random Wednesday Conversation Starter

Should we get rid of the dollar bill in favor of a coin? And what changes would you make to US currency in general? Share This Post

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Ten Thousand

Wow. It turns out that my post about Aaron Maybin the other day was my ten thousandth post to this blog. Not sure how to best mark the occasion…. Share This Post

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Keeping Ahead of the Smiths: Random Thoughts on the Minimum Wage

Below the jump: some thoughts on the minimum wage. Long and liberal, so beware. (Note on structure for this post: there is no real “through-line” in terms of my “argument” here. This really is a collection of thoughts, not all … Continue reading

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“I know who I am, and I know what I want.”

In 2009, the Buffalo Bills were in need of pass rush on their defensive line, and they had the ninth overall pick in that year’s draft, which pretty much gave them the pick of the litter in terms of defensive … Continue reading

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Bad Joke Friday

All right, you get two jokes today because I forgot to post a joke last week. Joke the First: Why does a milking stool only have three legs? Because the cow has the udder! (hat tip to Roger, who e-mailed … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

Theodore Bikel died yesterday, at the age of 91. My main memories of him are a couple of guest appearances on Star Trek: The Next Generation (he played Worf’s adoptive human father), and his memorable single scene in My Fair … Continue reading

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Farewell to a Tree

This post seems to be having a viral moment, and deservedly so. It’s an elegy for an old tree. People never had trouble finding our house. “It’s the one with the giant maple in front,” I’d say, “the one with … Continue reading

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Instaweeks!

Photographic evidence of recent adventures…. Share This Post

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