Daily Archives: March 10, 2008

One of My Boring E-Mail Notification Posts

I just ran through about ten days of e-mails to answer them all (yes, I was that behind: power outages and sick family members will do that to you) and now think I’ve gotten back to everyone. If you sent me an e-mail in the last week or so, were hoping for a response and […]

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Why Experience Isn’t Everything

“Suppose you had to choose between two Presidential candidates, one of whom had spent 20 years in Congress plus had considerable other relevant experience and the other of whom had about half a dozen years in the Illinois state legislature and 2 years in Congress. Which one do you think would make a better President? […]

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Things One Doesn’t Need to Hear From One’s Offspring

First in a no doubt continuing series: “You know, daddy, if you had just a little more hair up top, you’d look just like Ned Flanders.” Maybe this Ned Flanders: Otherwise, you know. I’ll pass.

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People I Know You Might Have Heard Of

I noted a couple of days ago that I knew Howard Wolfson, spokesperson for the Hillary Clinton campaign, which led me to wonder who in the real world I know (or knew at some point in my life) who have become notable in some way or another. I’ve decided for the purposes of this list […]

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Roll For Initiative

Charles Stross combines the dusky chocolate of US presidential politics with the crunchy peanut butter of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons for one of those instant classic blog posts that is going to get Boing Boinged and Digged and Farked all to hell and back. Hope your server’s up to it, Charlie.

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Ten Years Ago Today

In February of 1998, my wife and I decided that it was time that we take the plunge and perform that quintessential act of Great American Dream-ism and buy our own house. At the time I was working at America Online as its in-house writer/editor, and we were living in an apartment in Sterling, about […]

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