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That Cat Could Play

Sleep came hard Wednesday night. Too short, also. I climbed into bed on time, with the intention to get a full mid-week rest to help carry me through to the end of the workweek. But it did not happen that way. Read more…

July 10

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.
- As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII
William Shakespeare

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Ram On at Year One

It’s on to year two with Ram On. Getting started was the hard part, no matter how trivial the reasons. Read more…


Open Road

The DMV calls me in every five years to renew my driver license. It’s a routine event – eye test, check a few boxes, sign here and there, and swipe the credit card. This year, I did it twice. Read more…

2003 and All That

Wait a minute. What year is this?

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Slide Jeremy! Slide!

Oakland A’s fans have anticipated this weekend’s series against the Yankees. The Yankees are always a big draw on the road and this year is no exception, since it is the last time Derek Jeter will be on the field. Jeter is in his twentieth and final season in the pinstripes and baseball fans all around the country are showing their appreciation for the star shortstop. Read more…


In Washington, 3 is Greater than 97

“…and the politicians are so feeble-minded and gutless that you can’t even hate them anymore.”
- from A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Grey and Hopeless

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A Small World with Tiny Oceans

“…a purse is but a rag unless you have something in it.”
- Herman Melville, from Moby Dick
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May 3

Years ago, very early the morning of May 3, my son and I met for the first time. A joyous moment of my life, that wondrous morning. My son continues to amaze. Read more…

We’ll All Wear Number 42

Bigotry runs deep and wide in our country. At least that’s the opinion of most Americans. Read more…

For Becky

Dear Becky,

We hold you tightly in our hearts.
Forever with love,


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Dear Ike,

“I spent as much time as I could trying to emphasize that he had the great gift of leadership, but that it was the responsibility of a leader not always to follow public opinion but to help to direct it in proper channels, not to give the people what they think they want at a time of emotional stress but to make them want what they ought to have.”
- Vice President Richard Nixon in a secret memo to President Dwight Eisenhower, April 1959

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Separating the Sheep from the Goats

All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on His right and the goats on His left.
- Matthew 25:31

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It’s Going to be Rainin’ Outdoors

You better come on in my kitchen
It’s going to be rainin’ outdoors.

- Robert Johnson
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