Monthly Archives: November 2012

Repeat As Necessary

The attack on our embassy and the murder of four Americans in Libya was not and was never about a YouTube video. That’s what we’re hearing from the current administration right now. I remember things differently, but that’s not even … Continue reading

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Shame and Vulnerability

I borrowed a recommendation a former professor gave to a friend of mine. These are a pair of TED talks from Dr. Brene Brown, a researcher studying human connection. These two talks about vulnerability and shame are worth a few … Continue reading

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Declining to gloat

Ross Douthat with the New York Times has an interesting editorial on the recent election and the larger political landscape. I don’t know much about Douthat or his leanings, but this IS the New York Times, so if he’s conservative … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beyonders – Seeds of Rebellion, by Brandon Mull

I know Brandon Mull is supposedly a writer of children’s books, but this is far from what most people think of when they hear the term “children’s books”. Not that there is anything unfit for children (okay, the worm zombies … Continue reading

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Hostess: Another perspective

There are two sides to every story, and usually neither side represents the truth. But there are some components to the Hostess vs. Unions story that, if true, hardly supports the “it’s all the unions’ fault” narrative I’ve been hearing. … Continue reading

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Web Wanderings: In South America 2012

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never seen South America like this. Well, I’ve never seen it at all in person. Perhaps I should do something about that. Tweet

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Thank a cop

I was just doing a little online reading when I came across this local article, from a new column called “Ask a cop” — Good reading to help us remember things to be thankful for. Here’s one: I’m thankful to … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

It’s early in the morning and the house is quiet. We’re going to be taking it easy today, watching the Macy’s Parade, the Westminster Dog Show, and generally hanging around home. I may work on a project I didn’t get … Continue reading

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Doing Battle

I don’t think I need to worry about my daughter being too “girly.” She doesn’t divide the world into “girl things” and “boy things”. If something interests her, she wants to try it, and she won’t rest until she does. … Continue reading

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Business as usual

Papa John’s CEO claims the increased cost to his company of Obamacare is going force him to cut hours. People across the country are threatening to boycott the company. Once again we have a case of a top corporate official … Continue reading

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