Month: September 2007

Ob-La-Di…

My bank account situation is all straightened out. That’s a relief. I recently learned that I’ll be going to Quebec next weekend for work. There’s a sense of sadness involved that diminishes the excitement, as I’m going because a coworker recently passed away, and most other staff members will be attending his memorial service that […]

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Sixty Years after WW-II

From a chain e-mail: Please read the little cartoon carefully, it’s powerful. Then read the comments at the end, and please – forward it! We cannot, we must not, ever forget what happened in Europe over 60 years ago, because it could happen again. Anyone, any group, could be the target. It has been said […]

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The Redesign, part 2

Considering that two of my friends (Dana and Colin) already used the black-background color scheme, and that my fiancée preferred a lighter scheme, I once again adjusted the appearance of this blog. Of course, if you subscribe to my posts via RSS, you’d have to actually visit my website to see the difference. And if […]

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This Is Nothing…

(I do stuff like this on my motorcycle all the time!)

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“…I Don’t Recall…”

or, even better: (from Times.com “Quotes of the Day” via Esti)

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I Was Robbed!

I stopped off at an ATM this evening to get some money, and noticed that the balance displayed at the end of the transaction seemed low. When I made it home, I decided to sign on to the bank website to check things out. It was low—negative, in fact. As it turns out, I made […]

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Shaking

Every time a big truck drives byor a car door in the distance slams too loudI wonder if it’s the sound of one coming. I’ve been out here a year andthe first took the longest to hit. Not long after, a couple camewithin a week of each other. When the shaking stops, we allwalk out […]

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Winter Rain on a Sunday in a Small Midwest City

I rested on a lofted bedin the single-occupancy dorm roomof my first lover.I did not love her; it was just that shehad made it easy for me. Others before her tried, but this one reminded meof the first girl I really loved—light-colored hair and eyesthat smiled warmth, smart but not boring,raised Protestant but agnostic, ahead […]

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Want

We had all we needed, but still found ways to want. We played football and smoked Marlboros and formed the first gang our tiny all-white town had ever seen. We stole warm cases of stale Old Milwaukee from the bowling alley and lit trash on fire in the patch of woods at the edge of […]

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