Monthly Archives: October 2008

Days of Innocence

Jesse Loop 29 ‘Tis the time of year when bloggers of a certain age turn their thoughts to days of simplicity, innocence and a much reduced intake of high fructose corn syrup. Halloween, in the 1950s and even 1960s. When … Continue reading

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Fresh Aire

Summer 19 In Minnesota fresh air is commonplace in our homes, unless it is winter outside. Our summers being generally much milder than other places in the Lower 48, having open windows with the summer breezes wafting through at night … Continue reading

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Leah 7 Nothing much this morning. Yesterday’s bounce in the market was nice, although it slightly dampened the effect of my IRA maneuvers initiated yesterday. Maybe it will crash again later today, since I don’t think any of the actual … Continue reading

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Roth Conversion

Touch Yesterday I did what I’ve intended to do this year ever since the economy (and our personal finances) turned sour: convert a portion of my traditional IRA into a Roth IRA. It’s a non-trivial amount, and it is a … Continue reading

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There are Agendas, and Then There are AGENDAS

Nikki Lynn 3 I commented a few posts ago about an uncommonly high repeat rate on a few cable channels of To Kill a Mockingbird. I wondered if this was part of a none-too-subtle agenda on the part of some … Continue reading

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40 Years Between Gigs

Brooke Rotates 14 I’ve mentioned it before: my wife and I met working for Eugene McCarthy during the “Children’s Crusade” of the 1968 presidential campaign. In those days of Spring ’68, of course, we were working to get McCarthy selected … Continue reading

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If you don't know it by now …

Impromptu Saturday 5 … let me be the first to tell you: The NY Times has endorsed Obama. As if there was ever any doubt. The arguments are persuasive, and nothing new in their criticisms of McCain, but the editorial’s … Continue reading

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Shame on Them

Apollonia in Wicker 15 If people who are in charge of Republican politics wonder why they are alienating voters left and right, they should look in their own backyards. Here is the cover of a mailer received yesterday from the … Continue reading

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Copyright Violations, Now and Then

Abigail An Op-Ed by Lawrence Lessig in Monday’s NY Times decries the interposition of copyright violation claims between recorded political matter on sites like YouTube and the public’s right to view (or hear or read) such material. Lessig claims essentially … Continue reading

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"Solicit"

Paige’s Frustration 9 A while ago someone wrote me an especially offensive email in which he accused me of “soliciting models” at a public event. Leaving aside the email’s content, I was particularly struck by this use of “solicit.” It’s … Continue reading

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