Monthly Archives: December 2011

Humbug

White arrived just in time for Christmas. It is just enough to send me out to shovel the walk and garage pad, but not enough to justify the snow blower. Oh, and just enough to remind me that I forgot … Continue reading

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Get a life …

The White House Christmas card arrived the other day, was properly admired, and put up on the bookcase with other cards from friends and family. This year’s card was homier than last year’s or the year’s before, featuring a snoozing … Continue reading

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A miracle happened there …

My warmest wishes to family and friends celebrating Hanukkah.

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Steve

My brother Steve died earlier this month at age 67. Steve was my older brother, and always had my back, from my first day at school when he warned off an older boy bullying me, through all the tough times … Continue reading

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Red Solo Cup

Much to my children’s derision, I’m something of a Gleek. I hate the plots, which strike me as childish and overblown, but I like the music. Glee went country last night, and I was introduced to a song I hadn’t … Continue reading

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ID-10-T Error

Technical staff help desks often call brain dead mistakes — like the administrative assistant who was ranting that her phone didn’t work, not noticing that someone had removed the cord between the handset and the phone — as “ID-10-T Errors”. … Continue reading

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Santa Claus

The Canadian Pacific holiday train came through town yesterday, and I led the track side safety crew, as I’ve done for the last three years. The weather was halfway decent, for once, and things went smoothly. I kept an eagle … Continue reading

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Apt

Seen in today’s Baraboo News Republic online edition …

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My Beautiful Library

I spent the morning helping pack up and move about 3,000 DVDs and VCR tapes for the library. A local video store — the only video store in the Dells — closed its doors after 16 years, and the owner, … Continue reading

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Ideological Bankruptcy

The ideological bankruptcy of the anti-marriage crowd is becoming more and more evident, typified by this exchange between an Iowa high school student and Republican Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann yesterday: STUDENT: One of my main concerns is government support for … Continue reading

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