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comment: the value of fascination

If I’m ever going to wade into the comment section and respond to a potentially ill-informed or inflammatory comment, I hope I have the class and patience of Robert McNees. I can't not respond to this kind of comment. http://t.co/Ft4t0Dztzl...

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game shows: Liar’s Club

The subject of game shows came up the other day at work and lemme tell you… I loved (past tense) game shows. They were one of the few things that got the entire family together to watch TV. Not the...

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video: sousaphones are free speech too!

Saw this video making the rounds, and it’s a brilliant way to non-violently express your feelings while others are expressing theirs. Diana Martin posted a video of a sousaphone player providing musical accompaniment to a group of KKK members on...

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ads: stock up!

I get way more e-mail than I need. This is likely a very common modern lament, but I can’t bring myself to unsubscribe from them all. It feels really weird when I don’t get any e-mails for a while. I...

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literally: can’t even

Is it possible to have a Case of the Mondays on a Tuesday? My mini-vacation making a long weekend out of the July 4 holiday is done and I’m back at the office. It was a hot, humid, and rainy...

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photos: Hey… I shot that!

Work has been kinda busy lately, so I’ve fallen behind on my “3 days a week” writing self-assignment. But to be honest, I was never very good with homework, including that which I assign myself. Leading up to the weekend,...

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day off: ain’t doin’ nuthin

Just three days after the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s actual day off, I had my own day off from work. I may have tied it to National Cancer Survivors Day, but it was really just a matter of having...

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video: Saturday Morning Slow Jams

Because you know what you needed to start off your week? 90s R&B slow jam versions of cartoon theme songs. Yes, really. Told ya. I saw the above video on a friend’s Facebook page and learned there were more on...

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in DC: Our City Festival

A friend and I usually hang out on Saturdays–starting with brunch, of course–and then wander into the city for adventures and/or shenanigans. We’ve been trying to do new things, because new things are fun. Not that going to familiar places...

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health: National Cancer Survivors Day

I’m not normally one for arbitrary holidays-that-aren’t-holidays, but I suppose I can get behind this one. I recently got a card in the mail from the hospital about National Cancer Survivors Day and an event they’re holding. Honestly, the event...