Monthly Archives: March 2012

Nothing’s Perfect, but Some Things are Worth Waiting For.

When I was an undergraduate, the University of Minnesota had the best bookstore in the world.  Not so much my first year, when the main campus bookstore was housed in an older building, but the next year (1977) saw the … Continue reading

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The Flying Netbook Squad!

I’ve written before about my current computer, an Acer D260 netbook, upgraded to 2 GB of RAM and a 64 GB SSD: + + Well, it proved itself again this morning. I was packing up to head to work when … Continue reading

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Happy Hunger Games! Sex vs. Violence

Last year or so (a while back), somehow, my spouse and I got into reading the Hunger Games trilogy.  (No links.  Seriously?)  So we were very excited to see that a movie was being made of the books.  It was … Continue reading

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Studio 54!

54 today.  Yep, I’m old (as one [still older] friend put it, one more year until I get to eat from the cheap menu).  Sure doesn’t feel like it, though. Here’s a link for anyone actually interested in Studio 54.

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“Never faithful, not to any town…”

Places I’ve lived since I was 17: Minneapolis, MN; Chicago, IL; Schenectady, NY; La Crosse, WI; New Haven, CT. (I could throw in six months in Washington, DC, too.) What’s the point? I remember growing up and thinking that I … Continue reading

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Listening in the Dark

When I was a student at the University of Minnesota, the center of life was Coffman Memorial Union (or “CMU”).  It sat near the geographic center of the University, and at the social center.  There were, nominally, two other student … Continue reading

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Just Like Starting Over

When I started out (which to my mind is always associated with college) I knew that I would be an academic, a journalist, or a thespian.  An academic because, well, that’s what both of my parents were.  A journalist?  Well, … Continue reading

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Just My Type(writer)

Have you ever considered the importance of design in our lives?  I ask this because I was idly musing about things yesterday when it struck me just how important design was. Consider the netbook computer I’m using to write this … Continue reading

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More on “After-Birth Abortion”

William Saletan does a better job, but points in the same direction I did: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/human_nature/2012/03/after_birth_abortion_the_pro_choice_case_for_infanticide_.html

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OSGTA v. Monsanto: Searching for Rosa Parks

A week or so ago a friend of mine asked my thoughts on a recent District Court opinion.  Essentially, OSGTA v. Monsanto dismissed a case by a group of organic farmers who had asked Monsanto for a blanket assurance that … Continue reading

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