Monthly Archives: November 2008

Obscure And Undistinguished National Parks?

The editorial writers at the Hillsboro (OR) Argus weigh in today with their opinions: Worth A Mint As 2008 winds to a close, it marks the beginning of the end of one of the finest chapters in recent memory for … Continue reading

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So Where Did They All Come From?

For those of you tuning in late, who may be wondering from the previous post just what the hell an allegedly sane person is doing with four Newfoundland dogs in his home, I’ve just posted the whole story here: The … Continue reading

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Notes From The Madhouse

Going back through my dog-related posts, I notice many of them include the phrase, “Mary was having a good day today.” Well, unfortunately, Mary did not have a good day yesterday, and Bob’s wasn’t exactly spiffy, either. Where do I … Continue reading

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Portrait Of Tongue, With Dog

Cold but beautifully crisp today, so I took Abbie and my camera to the beach. Wasn’t real excited with the shots I got, but this one left me smiling.

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Not Much To Look At Now, But

My friend DaveO just posted a recent picture of Little Manitou Island on his always-fascinating blog, The Lake Is The Boss, and dismisses this least-of-the-Apostles as a rock pile… and “not much of a rock pile,” at that. Dave is … Continue reading

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November Swim

A nice romp on Sioux Beach, then a refreshing dip cools Mary off: Click for larger image

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That’s Some Awesome Drunk Driving

An article in Newsday earlier this week tells of an amazing misadventure in the same stretch of Fire Island where I used to live and work: A Center Moriches man who was arrested after trying to drive his truck onto … Continue reading

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Insert “Choked On Vomit” Joke Here

… the Jimi Hendrix Experience is officially over. Funny thing about being a blogging boomer: looks like “One of my musical heroes has left the building” is going to be a dependable subject line for the foreseeable future. Bummer. Jimi … Continue reading

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Guest Commentary For Veterans Day

…just slightly late. From my friend Dave O’s wonderful Lake Superior blog, The Lake Is The Boss: …I don’t think floating little paper boats down the river on the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing does a damn thing to advance … Continue reading

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A Little Bit Of Green With The Black

Not to steal any of the well-deserved glory from my African-American friends, but I was delighted to learn there’s a small-but-real Irish connection to our new President. These gentlemen may overstate the case a little, but consider this song… There’s … Continue reading

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The Eleventh Hour Of The Eleventh Day

Just a few of the dead of Verdun. In years past, it was customary on this day to recite John McCrae’s In Flanders Fields, with its bellicose challenge to the living to follow the dead: Take up our quarrel with … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. Cohen

You know, these days, if Suzanne offered me oranges that came all the way from China, well, with that melamine scandal and all, I think I’d find a way to politely decline. “Just had a big breakfast, but thanks so … Continue reading

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