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the flu

Is horrible.  Hurts? Everything. Hair. Toenails. World, I kind of hate you right now. Come back later, please.

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new year’s eve media roundup

Happy New Year to at least some of you, and the rest of you will get your 2015 soon enough.  This is the obligatory year end roundup, which here will concentrate on the middle ground– nothing personal (too boring), but … Continue reading

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a photographic project

One of the “good” things about having insomnia is that you have a lot of free hours to spend lying in the dark thinking about random low priority issues.  Last week, when I was packing some of my photographic gear … Continue reading

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waiting for christmas

Our annual Christmas Eve post, featuring the drawing of the day from December 24th, 2009.  This little creature in his cave, looking out into a wintry landscape, will always make me think of Christmas Eve.  Here’s hoping you will find … Continue reading

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december first

It’s the first of December, an important first of the month.  It’s the last month of year, the first month that it’s really winter, and it’s the date when most of us really have to face up to the dreaded … Continue reading

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on this date in history, and the greatest novelty song ever

On this date in 1922, Howard Carter, leading an expedition funded by Lord Carnarvon, opened the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun, familiarly known to those who love his pop culture story as “King Tut”.  There’s a  truly great novelty song … Continue reading

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“everybody but mike”

Today’s guest co-blogger is Wolfie, who not only submitted the image but also suggested the title of the post.  (Hey, I am as lazy as the next person.)  But it really is a wonderful picture, and an absolutely mind bending … Continue reading

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tom magliozzi

Sad news today, as we hear of the death of Tom Magliozzi, the elder of “Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers” who hosted “Car Talk” on NPR for so many years.  I love radio, and “Car Talk” was one of … Continue reading

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a portrait of an old friend

While I was looking for something this afternoon, I had a surprise meeting with an old and very dear friend, one I miss very much these days.  No matter how much I like my digital cameras, their power and flexibility, … Continue reading

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my least favorite spam comment

Along with all your cool and interesting real-human-being style comments, I also get a fair amount of spam comments here on the blog.  The blogging software’s filters take care of a lot of it so I never even see it, … Continue reading

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