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Closed From The Animals

One would think that on an island as modestly sized as Guam is that it would not be easy to hide a zoo. Yet Guam has a zoo–a private one at least–that is so inconspicuous that when I walked by … Continue reading

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Broken By Design

When my mother and I arrived early in Santo Domingo yesterday for our flight on Spirit Airlines, we saw a great many people playing a common game on that carrier, and that is moving clothing and other packed items from … Continue reading

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An Experiment In Urban Hiking

One of the aspects of traveling that I have often found intriguing is the way that airports are designed. In many ways, Orlando International Airport is designed like Tampa International Airport, with various smaller terminals that are connected to the … Continue reading

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Sometimes This Is How Your Morning Goes

Sometimes this is how your morning goes: You wake up and go to the restroom and when you return to your computer you see an e-mail that was sent at about 6AM that is the first reminder that you have … Continue reading

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Fantastic Squirrels And Where To Find Them

I spent this weekend, from Passover to this evening, at the home of some close friends of mine in the country. Among the more interesting aspects of country life is dealing with animals. Sometime one deals with them from afar, … Continue reading

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A Plague Of Biblical Proportions

I normally do not have much reason to think of hail. While I am not sure how common hail is as a condition overall, it is at least in my experience a fairly rare or fairly minor occurrence in my … Continue reading

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What Are We Even Saving?

I am admittedly someone who has never seen the point of daylight savings time. While there can admittedly be some benefit to having a small amount of sunlight in early morning hours when most sane people (myself included) are asleep … Continue reading

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The Twelfth One

Texas A&M University is among many football teams that claims that their home fans serve as the all-important twelfth man, thus giving those teams advantages in their games against away opponents. There are a variety of stats that seek to … Continue reading

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Car On Fire

This evening, as I was on my way to dinner, I noticed a particularly unpleasant and acrid smell as I pulled up to stop at a railroad crossing to wait for the Max train to make its way eastward. After … Continue reading

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Can’t Take A Joke

One of the most important aspects of being able to deal effectively with comedy is to not take oneself too seriously. In order for comedy as a genre to thrive, it is necessary that people be aware of the ridiculousness … Continue reading

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