Modern technology in banks

Feb 26, 2009
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Cameras For years, I have been frustrated by the apparent lack of interest that banks have shown in security cameras. Any time video or photos were shown on TV, the images seemed to be grainy. This always seemed odd. If any business were going to invest in high quality cameras, wouldn’t it be the business […]

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Sports roundup

Feb 25, 2009
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Baseball Rockies Today is the first game of the season for my Colorado Rockies! We play our hated rivals, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Sure, it’s a “meaningless” spring training game, but I am absolutely stoked to finally have games. This also means that I need to resubscribe to MLB audio so that I can catch all […]

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Drivers who drive me crazy

Feb 24, 2009
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I have one “housekeeping” item today: I’ve been playing around a bit with the RSS feed, and it appears to be working properly. If you have already subscribed and don’t seem to be receiving updates, you might need to unsubscribe and resubscribe. Parking space hog Parking spaces can be hard enough to find to find, […]

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Griffey goes home (again)

Feb 23, 2009
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They called him “The Kid” and “The Natural”. I was coming of age as a sports fan in the late 1980s, at a time when Ken Griffey Jr. was breaking into the major leagues and establishing himself as an elite performer. Griffey broke into the major leagues at the tender age of 19 and had […]

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Train of thought

Feb 22, 2009
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Click on the photo to see a larger version This photo is one of my all time favorites. I had just moved back to Iowa a couple of months earlier, and I had the day off from work. It was a beautiful day in March, and I jumped into my ’99 Taurus and hit the […]

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Why aren’t people helping Nadya Suleman (Octomom)?

Feb 20, 2009
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As you probably know, Nadya Suleman is the woman in California who recently have birth to octuplets. Typically, when a family has experience a large multiple birth, there is an outpouring of support from the public. This has not been the case for Nadya. In fact, a recent survey by USA Today showed that only […]

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Lawrence Block author profile

Feb 19, 2009
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One day in the waning years of the last century, my friend Linda S loaned me the book Burglars Can’t Be Choosers. This small act has had a big impact. This book introduced me to Bernie Rhodenbarr and his creator, the author Lawrence Block. Over the course of a decade, he has become firmly entrenched […]

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