Monthly Archives: October 2011

Snow – Big Deal

The sounds of a long-forgotten battle echoed through the night. Crack. Bam. BOOM. I lived in Kansas once. I  knew the sounds of this fight. Tree branches laden with too much winter, crashing and falling, headless of anything in their … Continue reading

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Fortune’s Favorite

The luckiest city? Really? San Diego? That’s what s survey by Health magazine concluded, after building a list of 100 American cities using a lens that Warner Brothers might envy. The factors included least likely to be killed by a … Continue reading

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Irreplaceable

Growing up, I knew I had the coolest Grandma in the world. She lived with us, instead of having to come to visit. She had that cool English accent, which most of my classmates had never heard off of TV. … Continue reading

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A Full-Time Occupation?

OK, I admit it. I’m a bit fascinated by the Occupy Wall Street bunch. They’ve been going now for about four weeks – and going, and going, and going, like an Energizer bunny with a cardboard sign.. Admittedly, the message … Continue reading

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Ashes to Ammo

All of us can understand the desire to keep a loved one around after they’ve gone. But to keep them as rounds? That’s the proposal of  Holy Smoke LLC, an Alabama company with an unusual use for the ashes of … Continue reading

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Reading the Crystal Ballot

  OK, it’s time to pull on the Election Swami turban again. The one with the Magic 8-Ball in the middle, stuck on “Reply Hazy, Try Again.” Casting my pseudo-clairvoyant powers upon the 2012 election to come, I will dare … Continue reading

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