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O Tinnitus (After Gerard Manley Hopkins)

O Tinnitus, buzzing in my ears– Wretched blasted buzzing thickets– Haunted my life for years With a sound like chirping crickets. Does this sound come from playing The noble viola for too long? Or is the sound due to laying … Continue reading

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I, Plastic Dino, Do Solemnly Swear…

[Note:  Image, originally from Facebook, courtesy of Military.com.] “I, Plastic Dino, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rivets Of The Warsaw Pact

Rivets Of The Warsaw Pact, by Russell Phillips As someone who has read quite a great many of the author’s books [1], I was moderately puzzled by receiving a .pdf with a short seven-page book that was marked as essential … Continue reading

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We Get That All The Time

At quiet desks analysts look at their e-mail requests for reports and spend hours stitching together excel spreadsheets from the phone reporting software that they use. When asked about what they do, and why the numbers look different depending on … Continue reading

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Book Review: Life Among The Savages

Life Among The Savages, by Shirley Jackson Shirley Jackson, if she is remembered at all today, is viewed as an expert in writing creepy short stories like “The Lottery” or horror novels like The Haunting Of Hill House.  But this … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Jeeves Omnibus (#3, #2, #13)

The Jeeves Omnibus (#3, #2, #13), by P.G. Wodehouse I am in general fond of the works of P.G. Wodehouse [1], but I must say that in my second go around reading many of the Jeeves & Wooster novels, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Enter Jeeves

Enter Jeeves:  15 Early Stories, by P.G. Wodehouse In general, it can be said that I am a fan of the writing of P.G. Wodehouse and his various entertaining series [1].  Admittedly, this book is not the best or most … Continue reading

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Reflections On A Conversation Overheard In The Bathroom

As is sometimes the case, I was minding my own business this afternoon and came across a scene that inspired me to think poetically, and so I would like to share with you the following, along with an explanation of … Continue reading

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The Chicken Whisperer Is In

Recently, some friends of mine got a few little chicks to add to their small collection of poultry because they were in need of hens to balance the gender ratio of their brood.  I was sympathetic to the plight of … Continue reading

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Album Review: We Beefin (EP)

We Beefin, by Wendy’s Although I don’t blog about it often [1], I’m a pretty big fan of Wendy’s.  When I was a kid I ate there because they had a nice salad bar to go with chicken sandwiches and … Continue reading

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