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Bud Bassette decorating underwater Christmas Tree

Regular readers know I post photos each Wednesday. I find these by searching the Flickr Commons for keywords related to the month in which I’m sending the photos. When I did a search for Christmas, however, I found too many great photos to pare it down to four. So I’ve decided December will also feature […]

I think Santa looks a little lecherous here…

Regular readers know I post photos each Wednesday.  I find these by searching the Flickr Commons for keywords related to the month in which I’m sending the photos.  When I did a search for Christmas, however, I found too many great photos to pare it down to four.  So I’ve decided December will also feature […]

Going after the Next Actions today

My Next Actions list is awful: full of lots of competing things that need to be done right away.  Today I make a real dent in it.  Here’s my approach today: Note: I know the original quote is in the past tense — “Today I settled all family business.” But this is the approach, not […]

Here comes Army Santa

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And I want a Red Ryder BB Gun

Regular readers know I post photos each Wednesday.  I find these by searching the Flickr Commons for keywords related to the month in which I’m sending the photos.  When I did a search for Christmas, however, I found too many great photos to pare it down to four.  So I’ve decided December will also feature […]

You know the White House photographer resented this assignment.

Socks the Cat wishes you merry Christmas.

Dispatches from the Age of Electracy: Beguiled by Spam

As all blog owners do, I regularly clear the spam queue from my blog, rarely giving a second glance to comments so clearly machine generated.  I believe early machine comments with non-advertising contents are designed to build a spambot’s reputation on a site so later they can post SEO click content.  Anyway, yesterday I got […]

Movies you missed me not missing – one sentence reviews (part 3)

During my hiatus from blogging, I saw a bunch of movies.  And I didn’t review or mention them here.  I know, you’re crushed. So here I continue a series of one sentence reviews of most of the movies I watched between 2 December 2013 and 5 September 2014. X-Men: Days of Future Past – A […]

Movies you missed me not missing – one-ish sentence reviews (part 1)

During my hiatus from blogging, I saw a bunch of movies.  And I didn’t review or mention them here.  I know, you’re crushed.  So here I begin a series of one sentence reviews of most of the movies I watched between 2 December 2013 and 5 September 2014. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – […]

Jailbird Kookaburra is watching you

Jailbird Kookaburra is watching you.

Thursday Throwback: Affordances and children watching tv

 Originally posted on 27 Nov 2011. Avery recently learned to use the remote.  She’s been building up to it for a while now, able to turn off the television by pushing the red button at the top.  Finn knows to point the remote at the television too.  It’s appalling and cute at the same time. […]

In search of a regular feature…

Kevin really hates whatever kind of computer this is. (CC by Leondardr) Saturdays are a tough day, blogging-wise.  If I’ve gotten up early, it’s to get some shit done so I can avoid work guilt bothering me when I take time to play the Cones of Dunshire with my kids.  So I don’t want to […]

Throwback – Riddikulus! (on gerrymandering and Chicago politics)

Originally published on 5 November 2011. Sometimes when I think about politics, I feel like Neville standing in front of the Boggart cabinet in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkiban.  But alas, our leaders dressed like ladies would hardly embarrass them. When I was preparing my Open Letter to Congress last week, I looked […]

Nark – where words come from

Reading “The Hands of Mr. Ottermole” for my detective fiction class today, I came across this sentence, warning why most murderers will eventually give themselves away: …your everyday criminal is seldom clearheaded and dislikes being lonely.  He needs, if not the support of confederates, at least somebody to talk to; his vanity needs the satisfaction […]

Throwback – The Coming Monkey Apocalypse

I’ve been keeping this blog for near-on 10 years, so there’s lots of good stuff in the archives.  I’ll make use of the common Twitter hashtag #ThrowbackThursdays to re-post links to old but great posts.  Enjoy. In the past few months, I’ve become more and more convinced that one of Avery’s children’s books is actually […]