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So very tired

I am experiencing an acute onset of social network fatigue these days. No discernible single cause, no distinct bad experience that stands out as spoiling things for me. No, I am just tired of so many places to put things, and so many places to check for things put by others. I am tired of…

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No more comments here

“Comments are disabled on your blog! How can you even call it a blog anymore?”   That’s right, I have switched off the dreaded combox on all my posts. Boom. This probably seems a drastic and unnatural action, but I have my reasons, they are intractable, and they are these:   One factor is something…

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Changing the Rules

I have been busy in my head of late assembling a (hopefully small) collection of new rules for myself vis-à-vis blogging (in particular) and making stuff for the internet (in general). This has been fun, exciting, a little madcap, but mostly sobering. I am really crap at persisting in making anything, online or off, almost…

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Visit to Excelsior Brewing

In a rare incursion into the Twin Cities Metro, I was able to briefly visit the brand new Excelsior Brewing Company brewery on Saturday afternoon. I had been dying to get there for some time, especially since they had promised me a free t-shirt in response to some pre-opening Twitter interaction back in, oh, late…

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Verbing affidavit

A few days ago a friend in the legal profession posted on Facebook expressing his frustration with the awkward and cumbersome (and oft-used) phrase “swore an affidavit” and wondered if there was perhaps some forgotten or neglected verb form that would allow him to express this same meaning with a single word. He quickly scrounged…

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I always skip the Oscars

Okay, so I have very little to say about the Academy Awards tonight (or ever, really), but what little I do have I will say now. I have nothing against awards ceremonies per se, and while I know rather little about the film industry aside from what is common pop-culture knowledge (which feels like knowing…

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