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Last night’s tragicomedies and a Call To Adventure

Cups ran over last night. So much to keep up with. We’ll start tragically and move to comedically and end with…adventure? Last night was the first major Republican debate of this election cycle. It was entertaining—featuring much bombastic strutting, sniping, … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on turning… 45 (dun! dun! DUN!)

Because I have dim memories of, like Caesar, being ripped from my mother’s belly at some point in the wee hours of the morning, I can safely say that as of this posting–I am closer now to 50 years of … Continue reading

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More from Helpful John

Q. You know that trick where you throw spaghetti on the wall to see if it sticks, and if it does, you know it’s done? What are your thoughts? (Chef Garcon Arde) A. Only that it’s important to occasionally scrape … Continue reading

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We should all be doing as well as Borders… wait, what?

Maybe we should all go out of business. Wait, now here me out. This is about Borders again. Our local, doomed Borders Bookstore has been having their big going-out-of-business sale and Margaret and I have been dropping a shocking amount … Continue reading

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Helpful John answers more of your questions

Welcome to the next installment of this feature. There can never be such a thing as too much advice. Okay… actually, it’s very easy for there to be such a thing, but this is the Internet. Who’s going to stop … Continue reading

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Observations on the nature of these posts…

Some observations about this blog: “Clara Bow” and “nude” are two paired search flags that show up almost daily in my reference log. There are people out there who really like the idea of a nude Clara Bow (who wouldn’t?) … Continue reading

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Trivia, lies, and Torchwood

Some more bits of trivia that are probably lies, but who can say for sure in this world of uncertainty? Eyeglasses, as we know them today, were first developed in 11th century Syria. The prohibitive cost in making them, however, … Continue reading

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My “too sense” regarding Borders and the book biz

I grew up around bookstores. They were and still are my favorite store to visit. My family even owned a bookstore for a while when I was a kid. Explains a lot, huh? My point is, the closing of Borders … Continue reading

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Working underground

Work continues in the basement. I’m experiencing what happens when you let a basement lie pretty much fallow for a year. In the past twelve months, I’ve been down there for pretty much just four reasons. Find Xmas stuff, put … Continue reading

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