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[12 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Bored Games

Conversation on typical summer day at home:
(Parent to kid:) Beach? (kid to Parent:) Not again!  (P to K:) Pool? (K to P:) Been there, done that. (P to K:) Mall? (K to P:) But we’ve seen all the movies already!
Well, it was a good try. Looks like another day of TV watching and web surfing. Can’t something be done about eliminating August from the calendar – anything to get school to start sooner? The kids may waste just as much time in school as they do at home, but at …

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[1 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
The Lazy (Wo)Man’s Way to Blog

Regardless of what your mother said, we all believe we have to be doing a thing everybody else is doing. Moms don’t really get peer pressure; when she calls you out on something and you tell her that “everybody’s” doing it, she, of course, throws this snappy comeback at you: “And if everybody jumps off the top of building, should you do that too?” Gotcha!
Regardless, though, “everybody’s doing it” is hard for many of us to argue with. If everybody’s involved in something, there must be something to it! Of …

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[5 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]
Making History

When Santayana coined the phrase, “he who does not know the past is condemned to repeat it,” he had no idea it would apply to the internet. And when JFK (supposedly) said “if you don’t know where you’ve been, how can you know where you’re going,” he couldn’t possibly have been referring to the World Wide Web. Or could he have known anyway? Remember that bit about “we will put a man on the moon by the end of the decade”? Both those adages – plus another one, …

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[29 Feb 2008 | No Comment | ]
In Time of Need

It may be February, but summer will be here soon enough. And you know what that means: Vacation time! And while most folks will try to get away for awhile to locations near or far, there are always going to be an unfortunate few who “get” to see the inside of a place they would rather not have to tour – the hospital! It’s always the furthest thing from most peoples’ minds, especially for those in good health. Nobody wants to think of themselves as an accident victim, …