Connecticut School Shooting

Dec 14, 2012
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Newtown, we grieve with you.

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Ferdinand the Turtle: Meeting Bob

Dec 11, 2012
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This story originally ran on May 8, 2009. It’s much different than most of my other stories – because nobody dies. It was a beautiful spring day, but Ferdinand the Turtle was in a grumpy mood.  The kids at school were making fun of him again.  All the other turtles had normal names such as […]

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Fiscal Cliff Predictions

Dec 06, 2012
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The fiscal cliff is looming at the end of the year, and we will be hearing more about it as we get closer to the end of the year. My predictions regarding the fiscal cliff. A deal will get done, but it might not be until early January.  The new congressional session begins on January […]

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Review: Hit Me by Lawrence Block

Dec 03, 2012
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The first time I encountered Lawrence Block’s hit man, Keller, I wasn’t overly impressed.  I finished the book, but Keller just didn’t see to resonate with me nearly as well as other Block characters like gentleman burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr or private eye Matt Scudder.  A couple of years later, I discovered that one of the […]

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Baseball Preview 2013: What To Watch For

Nov 30, 2012
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The 2013 baseball season is just around the corner.  At some point in the coming months, I’ll delve into each league in more detail.  Today, however, we’ll just take an overall look at things to watch for in 2013. Players to watch Mike Trout – Trout’s season was a historically great season.  He hit .326 […]

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How Does James Patterson Write So Many Books?

Nov 26, 2012
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James Patterson comes out with a new book as often as some people change their underwear.  I won’t name any names, but you know who you are.  Calling him prolific underestimates the scope significantly.  He released 13 books in 2011 and is scheduled for a total of 13 in 2012.  Don’t worry, there are already […]

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Has Thanksgiving Become Black Thursday?

Nov 23, 2012
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I first saw the term Black Thursday in the comic strip Retail.  The strip makes a serious point, though.  Is Thanksgiving just a year or two away from become a complete afterthought?  Will people begin completely ignoring tradition and just head the stores at 5 AM on Thanksgiving instead of eating turkey and watching football?  […]

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Obama Wins Second Term

Nov 07, 2012
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Presidential race Barack Obama rolled to a fairly comfortable win on Tuesday night, winning in excess of 300 electoral votes.  Florida is still undecided, but leaning slightly to Obama.  If he wins that state, he’ll end up with 332 electoral votes.  Obama dominated the battleground states, with his win in Ohio punctuating the victory. The base […]

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My Prediction: Obama Wins

Nov 06, 2012
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Election day has finally arrived.  For those of us in the battleground states, it will signal the end of political ads and the returns of ads for Ruffles, Charmin, and Tide.  Hooray for Charmin! The mainstream media likes to talk about the national polls, but as I have said in the past, these polls are […]

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NaNoWriMo – Jump In, The Water’s Fine

Nov 02, 2012
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For a few years now, Martin Kelly has been participating in NaNoWriMo.  This year, I’m also taking the plunge. What are the odds of me hitting the 50,000 word goal by the end of the month?  Not good.  Not good at all.  However, I’m hoping that the exercise will allow me to find small pockets […]

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