Monthly Archives: April 2008

It Doesn’t Feel Like Dump Day

Our little town’s “Spring Cleanup Day” is my favorite holiday of the year. Every April, the city fathers rent a pride of dumpsters, and everyone in town gets the chance to throw away their entire winter’s worth of accumulated junk, … Continue reading

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ANZAC Day

Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives, you are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Joy Page

Who the hell is Joy Page, you ask? What if I said, Annina: Monsieur, you are a man. If someone loved you very much, so that your happiness was the only thing that she wanted in the world, but she … Continue reading

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Political Analysis, Or Vitamin Ad?

Asked by Jim Lehrer to comment on the results of the Pennsylvania primary, former Congressperson Pat Schroeder responded this evening with rhetoric straight out of a 1970s Marlo Thomas after-school special: Well, first of all, I think Hillary was amazing. … Continue reading

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Is This Cool, Or What?

Had my camera along when I drove to Superior last week, and noticed that the light was good as I passed through bustling downtown Poplar. So… Click for closer looks I’ve always wondered what the story was behind this building, … Continue reading

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Et Tu, WAPO?

One would expect a reporter for the Washington Post to understand the meaning of the words she writes. One would expect the editors of the Washington Post to correct usage errors before they reach print. One would be wrong. Rice: … Continue reading

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No Officers Were Awakened

Ah, the good old Marine Bureau: Suffolk PD boat sinks while docked at Fire Island Newsday, April 21, 2008: A Suffolk County police boat sank Sunday afternoon at a Fire Island dock after a mechanical failure caused the hull to … Continue reading

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So Where Have I Been?

Busy. Taking a break. Shoveling snow in April. Dealing with veterinary issues. In New York. In St. Paul. Home here in Cheeseland. Will be back in ‘arf a mo, but ’til then, Nan’s incisive remarks on Hilary Clinton’s race to … Continue reading

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