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The Bruce

I took a quick jaunt down to Barnes and Noble last night to pick up a recent road map of Wis­con­sin. When I final­ly found the trav­el sec­tion, there was some book sign­ing wrap­ping up, and the cor­doned off area includ­ed the US maps. I could get a map of Venice, but I could­n’t go […]

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Jane Jr.?

So, what hap­pens when Jane, who is mar­ried to John, has a baby girl, and wants to name her Jane? Is the baby Jane Jr.? If they had a boy named John, he’d be John Jr. So… any­one?

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Peter Jennings is dead

Peter Jen­nings has died. For some rea­son, when I would think of him I’d think of that old skit (was it SNL?) where you had to guess if some­one was dead or Cana­di­an. He was my favorite no-real­­ly-he-is-Cana­di­an per­son. I am actu­al­ly pret­ty sad­dened by his death. He was the one tele­vi­sion news jour­nal­ist we […]

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Ah, the birds.

Sigh. I have just been shat on for the first time (well, my infant son not with­stand­ing). You hear about peo­ple being tar­get­ed by birds, you may have actu­al­ly seen it hap­pen, you may know some­one close to you… but has it hap­pened to you? I was lucky, it hit me on the arm, so […]

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I think we’re getting a new car

I’d like to–firstly–apologize to Den­ny and his new bride, Aprille. You see, Den­ny bought a Volk­swa­gen Pas­sat a lit­tle bit after I bought one, and I like to think I had at least some hand in him choos­ing to go with it. And I think he’s been hap­py with it, and I know we’ve been […]

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Bad blocks! Bad!

Well. It had to hap­pen, right? After twen­ty years of active com­put­ing, a hard dri­ve has gone south on me. Oh, I’ve had dri­ve hic­cup before, but I’ve had time to retrieve my data before the plat­ters froze up. And I’ve lost more than one Zip disk to the Click of Death. Inter­est­ing­ly, I don’t […]