Monthly Archives: July 2012

THIS is why we need national health care.

Back in January, we lost our health insurance. My spouse had outlived her temporary position at the University of X, and would have to continue as an adjunct (w/o insurance) while applying for a new tenure-track position, which she was … Continue reading

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Ugh

I don’t know if this got published before, but on Friday, 7/13, a driver hit me & my bike. I have a new hip, and a broken right foot and right elbow. More will be forthcoming, but probably not soon. … Continue reading

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This is Not a Test

I have many friends who are religious.  I’m a bit of skeptic myself, but that hasn’t yet stopped me from debating theological issues with them.  This being a blog, it’s not really a debate, but I’d like to put forth … Continue reading

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Death by Sissy Bar

OK. This is a bicycle saddle: It’s supported, though you can’t see it very well, by a single circular post, called (what else?) a seat post.  The seat post either has an integrated clamp or has a clamp attached to … Continue reading

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Reelin’ in the Years

I’m sitting in one of my favorite places right now, and the radio is playing Steely Dan’s “Reelin’ in the Years,” (c. 1972). It’s interesting.  When I was in junior high school, when the song came out (or at least … Continue reading

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How Very Bazaar

The third of my four children turned 18 yesterday, so a good part of last week was spent looking for an appropriate birthday present.  I found the process rather depressing, and here’s why: Everything was much of a sameness. Think … Continue reading

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