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The Future’s So Bright, I’ve Got To Wear Shades

From 10:10 to 10:25AM today my company had a break for those who wanted to go outside and watch the near-total eclipse of the sun.  The scene was something odd.  I stayed inside the nearly deserved building but I looked … Continue reading

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White Coat Hypertension

The things we do for $25 are sometimes painful.  Perhaps I should begin at the beginning.  Some weeks ago, my company sent out an announcement that there would be health checks in the middle of August, and along with it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Railroads Of The Confederacy

The Railroads Of The Confederacy, by Robert C. Black III I love a book with a happy ending, although given the difference between the depth of coverage about the first year of the Civil War and the remaining three, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oregon: The Taste Of Wine

Oregon:  The Taste Of Wine, by Janis Miglavs It should be pointed out at the outset that this book is not so much a celebration of wine as it is a self-congratulating collection of quotations and observations from those involved … Continue reading

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The Hunt For 0141

From time to time I find that much amusing matters come about at work [1], and for whatever reason computers are often at the base of it.  Earlier this week I commented about some of the computer problems that I … Continue reading

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The Google Diversity Memo: A Question Of Framing

For the last couple of days I have been reading a great deal of hand-wringing over a memo written a now-former employee at Google.  It is not my interest here to talk about the memo itself, much less to comment … Continue reading

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Book Review: Coffee, The World, And Jesus

Coffee, The World, And Jesus, But Not Necessarily In That Order, by Ron DeMiglio [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Although I do not like coffee at … Continue reading

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Book Review: How Music Works

How Music Works, by David Byrne [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Three Rivers Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Admittedly, this was not an easy book to read.  I did not necessarily … Continue reading

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Book Review: Republic Of Outsiders

Republic Of Outsiders:  The Power Of Amateurs, Dreamers, And Rebels, by Alissa Quart I had a complicated reaction to this book.  On the one hand, there were many–perhaps too many–ways that I could identify with many of the people discussed … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Study Of Open Hearth

A Study Of Open Hearth:  A Treatise On The Open Hearth Furnace And The Manufacture Of Open Hearth Steel by Harbison-Walker Refractories Company I must admit that I have no particular idea that this is a practical book for either … Continue reading

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