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Death of an Online Game – Asheron’s Call

Suddenly,  none of us had bodies.Only weapons waving in the air.High on a rock, swords and wands floated.Suddenly, we couldn’t talk to each other. It had happened in a twinkling.There had been dozens of us on that rock, massing for … Continue reading

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Media Outlaws and the New Confederate Flag

I’ve been reading Wayne Johnston’s book The Navigator of New York. There’s  a passage about the explorer Robert Peary’s wife, Jo, who, even in the 13 months or so of being marooned in the Arctic, had kept herself and her … Continue reading

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Bell Media’s “Let’s Talk” – The Irony of It All

  Bell Media has this annual thing where they want to get people talking about mental health issues and donate 5 cents for every text with a #BellLetsTalk hashtag in it. Having some personal acquaintance with this subject, I’m all … Continue reading

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Urfa, By Any Other Name

  No, it’s not a love story – though the fragrance of Urfa could easily conjure memories. It’s a pepper I’d never heard of until I came across it  on a TV cooking show called Simply Ming and was intrigued … Continue reading

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Does This P-Hat Make Me Look PHat?

  Overheard at the Washington Women’s March last weekend. Click on the pic for more. Today’s listening: 1. My Pink Half of the Drainpipe – Bonzo Dog Band fr: Tadpoles 2. The Ballad of the Shape of Things – Blossom … Continue reading

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So, I Want to Take Out a Conjunction on Someone

   I’ve been putting this off for almost year. I thought it would go away and I could let it go. It wouldn’t and I couldn’t. I have a visceral response every time I get in the car and hear … Continue reading

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A Little Cat We Called Nimbus

She came just after last winter’s ice storm. And she stayed. We never knew where she came from and, at first, she was just another of the several feral cats we feed. Soon, we had to give her a name … Continue reading

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Rocks from the Moon – 20 Years’ Worth

  This is one of those “gotta use words” moments. Today marks a 20 year anniversary of not drinking. It’s a big milestone for  me (and I don’t know if I’ll get another quite so significant). I’ve not been the … Continue reading

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FIFA Flags – Watch THIS, Spot.

  I had a chance to see the Argentina/Netherlands Word Cup football/soccer game last Wednesday. It was the first one I’d ever seen. And what a great way for a non-sports fan like me to watch it. I was visiting … Continue reading

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Joni is as Iconic as a “Smell Mall”

  And just as “Award-Winning”, too! Tell me, does this: equal this: ??? Allow me to elaborate: Every day I hear someone’s name prefixed by “iconic and award-winning”. It’s just gotten stupid. When a radio host is introducing a guest … Continue reading

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