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The Barack Obama Presidency

Posted on Nov 15, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Some observations on American politics and culture in the wake of the election of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States of America.

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Donna Olson died at 55

Posted on Aug 6, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Donna Olson, my mother, died on August 4, 2003.

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Ambitions and Weekends

Posted on Jun 9, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Essay on being self-aware and realizing that the human psyche has some hardwired contradictions and paradoxes.

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Downy Woodpecker Photos

Posted on Feb 13, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Photos of a downy woodpecker in the woods.

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Meteor Crater

Posted on Apr 5, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011
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Photos and links for Meteor Crater in Arizona.

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Adieu Cringe

Posted on Dec 25, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

2003 is coming to an end with the final Cringe show. This year my mother died, my friend John Hart died, and my favorite band broke up.

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John Hart Dies at 69

Posted on May 19, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Former Prairie Township Trustee John Hart died on May 14, 2003.

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Reviewing the Slate

Posted on Feb 26, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Review of Steven Pinker's book The Blank Slate and the common notion that we are all born without predispositions.

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I Endorse This Message

Posted on Nov 1, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011
I endorse this Message

Have you noticed that politicians no longer have ideas... but they sure endorse a lot of other peoples' messages.

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Do Not Call - Seriously

Posted on Oct 8, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 1, 2011

When the Do Not Call registry went into effect, telemarketing should have listened.

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