Category Archives: General

Bless the Beasts and the Children

Like so many millions of others, I feel heartsick about the horrible events of December 14 in Newtown, Connecticut. It’s impossible to understand how someone could be evil enough to shoot a six year-old once, let alone multiple times. The … Continue reading

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The Importance of Backing Up

I’m going to state this up front for emphasis: Back up your important files. Repeat with me: Back up your important files. The last time I posted here was on November 2. Two days after that, I left for a … Continue reading

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10 Things I Love (and Hate) About Autumn

Halloween is over, and we’re in that uneasy period between the warm days of Indian summer and the frantic pace of the holiday season. I’m sitting in a Panera Bread restaurant not far from my office. The sky is an … Continue reading

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10 Books You Should Read About Elections

I saw something on TV the other day about there being an election next month. That kind of came from out of nowhere, didn’t it? You’d think somebody would have run a commercial on TV. How am I supposed to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Paul

One of America’s greatest living songwriters turned 71 on Saturday. Happy belated birthday, Paul Simon. I hope you have many more years of music ahead of you. Leave a Comment

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Classic Moments: Monty Python — ‘Pet Shop’ (a/k/a ‘Dead Parrot’)

One of my all-time favorites. After all these years, it still makes me laugh. Leave a Comment

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Music Review: ‘Something Fierce’ by Marian Call

Ever since Dragon*Con earlier this month, I’ve been listening to Marian Call’s Something Fierce CD, which I purchased from the artist herself right after the Parsec Awards ceremony. I first heard her music at the 2010 Parsec Awards, and I … Continue reading

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About Social Media, Employers and Employees

                Reporter Michael Doyle describes some disturbing actions by a few public employers: “Like” the First Amendment? Then prepare for a fight, as courts and employers figure out whether a simple click on … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts For a Thursday in Mid-August

What does one think about while sipping coffee at 6:00 a.m. on a mid-August morning (aside from, “I’d rather be asleep right now”)? To state the obvious, this has been a brutally hot summer. The last few days have brought … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts Upon Returning From Vacation

I got home a few hours ago from a very quick trip to New England. We left Saturday morning for Boston, met up with my oldest son (who is a law student there), and started eating. With intermittent breaks, we … Continue reading

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