Julia Goes Up the Wall

Sunday, we took Julia to Hummer Park in DG. For the first time, she decided to try out the climbing wall on the toddler jungle gym set, and just scurried right on up. This cell phone video is actually her third time going on up.

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I started a meme!

Check the article by the Tribune’s Maureen Ryan on "Lost." In the Comments section, I remark on the similarity between the pool the Others tried to revive Sayid in, and the "Lazarus Pit" used by Batman’s nemesis Ra’s al Ghul. See how the comments since all refer to the Lazarus Pit. The ‘Lost’ season premiere… Continue reading I started a meme!

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Authors! Has This Happened to YOU?

Since I started selling my old books through Amazon, and my old 45s through GEMM.com, I had always wondered if this might happen, and now it has: I’ve sold a book back to its author.

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Post-Inauguration Quarterbacking

I was happily able to watch President Obama’s (Let’s say that again! President! Obama!) whole inauguration speech at work (thanks, Mr. Prez, for keeping it around 20 minutes). Working in an office full of proofreaders (and thus professional nitpickers), we all picked up on Obama’s referring to himself as the "44th man" to take the… Continue reading Post-Inauguration Quarterbacking

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Col. Tribune responds

Surprised I am to find comments from "Col. Tribune" regarding my last post. But maybe I shouldn’t be. Surely the Trib’s web folks have search bots running all the time to find references specific to its web pages, or, more likely, when someone is linking directly to something on their page that might result in… Continue reading Col. Tribune responds

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Col. Tribune parties down!

So today the Governor of Illinois gets busted in an influence-peddling scheme. Not the first time this has happened in our great state, I’ll admit. But when my Google news bot directs me to the main link for the story, I’m directed to a site called Chicago Breaking News, which appears to be a money-saving… Continue reading Col. Tribune parties down!

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Economic Goals Re-ducks

Just filled the gas tank on the ol’ Tercel again. Less than a month from the previous fill-up this time, because I made a trip to the city to show a friend the Goose Island brewpub, and detoured home by way of Flossmoor Station. So the price of gas today was at 1.999 a gallon,… Continue reading Economic Goals Re-ducks

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