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A Clean Car is a Happy Car

It’s been brought to my attention that I am known for having and keeping a clean car. I’ve done that since I got my very first car – which wasn’t much of a car (1981 Pontiac Phoenix! Yeah man!), but … Continue reading

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The End of Ambition

Today I watched the last Space Shuttle lift off, right up the coast from me. Once the Atlantis lands, 9,000 people will be laid off. One man has worked at NASA for over 30 years, and he has worked on … Continue reading

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I’ve Moved to WordPress

I have moved to WordPress! This blog, powered by MovableType for lo these many years, is now running under a brand-new install of WordPress. Stay tuned for a new header, new theme, and new features!

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Unnatural

Unnatural by Michael Griffo. 352 pages, Kensington. This is a Young Adult (“YA”) novel. Not a genre I usually traffic in, unless it crosses over into strong science fiction or horror. So why did I read it? And why write … Continue reading

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Swamplandia!

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell (2011). 336 pages, Knopf. Not surprisingly, I read a lot of book reviews. I subscribe to the New York Times Book Review, as well as listen to their podcast once a week (go Sam Tanenhaus!). I … Continue reading

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Toys in the Sun Run: 2010 Edition

23rd Annual Toys in the Sun Run. December 5, 2010, Broward County, Florida. A few months ago, thanks to a bit of prodding from my friend and coworker Justin Armstrong, I bought myself a brand-new Harley-Davidson motorcycle: a 2011 Sportster … Continue reading

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The Millenium Trilogy

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (2008). 600 pages, Vintage Crime / Black Lizard. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson (2009). 630 pages, Vintage. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson … Continue reading

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Apple iPad 64GB with Wi-Fi + 3G

Apple iPad 64GB with Wi-Fi + 3G I actually got my iPad in the first week of May 2010, and I’ve been using it on and off ever since. So why write a review now? Well, two reasons. One, I … Continue reading

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The Passion of the Ripper

The Passion of the Ripper by Nicholas Nicastro (2010). 196 pages, CreateSpace/Kinder Shore Books. I went through a period of my life when I was fascinated with the Jack the Ripper murders of the 1880s. In my early teens, I … Continue reading

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Clearing the Netfix Queue

Netflix is great. I love being able to rent movies for as long as I want, and being able to pick from such a diverse selection. But occasionally (and I know I’m not the only one who does this) I … Continue reading

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