Monthly Archives: December 2008

New Years Eve

Things are getting a little loose around here in terms of freedoms for my sons.  Independence, here it comes.  Part of that is their advancing age, but the other part is they are taking advantage of us, but also of … Continue reading

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Odds and ends, but no endings

I imagine I will have less and less to say about Sweetsmoke as time goes on.  I am about to start the next book, about which I will be writing as little as possible (less than a handful of people … Continue reading

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Book Passage

I’m not sure why, but I posted a photograph here, and it is not coming up.  Hmm.  I’ll have to check that out and find out why.  I know it was working on my office computer.  If anyone visited earlier … Continue reading

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No Long Trip Today

We had planned a trip to Petaluma to visit cousins, going to drive today, hoping the Grapevine (Interstate 5) would be open with all the snow and storms hitting it, perhaps going up the 101 instead… I had dragged one … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, everybody. 

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December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve, ladies and gentlemen.  However you choose to celebrate the holiday, I wish you an excellent one.  I hope the trials of the year, as well as the trials of the day, fall lightly upon your shoulders.  Check in … Continue reading

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Bear down

As my buddy Jeff said last night, “I knew we had it.”  It’s not that it matters, but it is nice to win, especially on Monday Night, when the Bears have historically been lousy.  It just, I don’t know, feels … Continue reading

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Some kinda ad

I knew the ad was running today in the New York Times, but I had no idea it would be a full page, the back page, of The Arts section.  Wow.  It packs a wallop.  Hey, if you’re reading this, … Continue reading

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Guest Post

My son’s math teacher’s web site is called mathtrain.com and mathtrain.tv, and my son recommends that you visit them.  It has videos to help you with math stuff, all designed by kids, and it’s helped people around the world.   

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New Hyperion ad – how cool is that?

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