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Saturday Bag o’ Public Shaming

People have always gone in for public shaming, but social media makes it happen a lot quicker. Crack wise at breakfast, and by lunch you’re in the town square, squirming in the stocks. [...]

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The Debate (Updated)

… most atheists are not like that, and there are a lot of us. I think there are more of us than anyone knows. One reason for that is that few of us go out of our way to advertise it. [...]

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Monday Bag o’ Nuts & Bolts

If you checked in on Twitter any time during the past week, you probably saw multiple references to the Grantland story. Grantland, an online magazine associated with ESPN, ran an article about “Dr. V,” the mysterious woman behind Yar Golf.

The journalist, Caleb Hannan, set out to write about a radical new putter taking the [...]

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Thursday Bag o’ Slack

Not sure whether we’re in the storm or the calm before. I knew January was going to be a busy month: friends and family are scheduled to visit nearly every week and I’m working double shifts at the air museum. There are three Hash House Harrier club events in January, plus a book club meeting. [...]

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Lying Liars, Etc.

Our national media cannot take a stand on objective fact or truth. It can only pass on what others are saying, and then only what’s said the loudest and most persistently. At this point I don’t seen any possibility that the media can or will or even wants to correct itself. It’s too far gone, too corrupt. [...]

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My War on Xmas

We’re getting a new DSLR camera for Xmas, an expensive gift that’s really for me. I have several small gifts for Donna but nothing approaching the camera in value, and even though I tell myself it’s the thought that matters, not the cost of the gift, the lack of balance has been bothering me.

Two [...]

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Monday Bag o’ Vapors

It’s Monday, time for another mixed bag of topics I want to address before I forget about them, but which taken alone don’t rate blog posts of their own.

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My daughter switched from cigarettes to e-cigarettes about a year ago. We never let her smoke in our house, but one day [...]

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Mandela

Last night on Twitter someone linked to a National Review Online editorial about Nelson Mandela. I know better than to scroll down to reader comments on right-wing sites, but I did. I wanted to burn my eyes out afterward.

Mandela was a saboteur and a terrorist. He was a violent revolutionary. Agreed. So too were [...]

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