Monthly Archives: March 2011

How Mary Ann peels a potato.

I love Gilligan’s Island, and if you’ve ever watched the show, you know Mary Ann was the best cook on the island. The actress, Dawn Wells, is a pretty good cook herself. A few years ago, she even wrote Mary … Continue reading

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Billboard Special Tribute to Lennon

>A few months ago, Billboard celebrated what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday with a special section. Along with eight pages of editorial content – including an interview with Yoko Ono and a preview of several album re-releases – … Continue reading

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Health Care in America

>Today, I read a newsletter from my congressman, Rep. Jeff Miller of Florida. It got me fired up. You can read the newsletter online. Here is my response: As a constituent and a United States citizen, I respectfuly request that … Continue reading

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What do you think is the biggest social issue facing America today?

>I was recently asked to complete a survey with two primary questions. The first is in the headline, and I found it very difficult to choose one social ill in the United States as the top issue facing the country. … Continue reading

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Day 9: Why I Want the OED

Today’s topic in It’s Gravy Baby’s 31-day photo and post challenge is to write about your most treasured item. Since I’m not sure I can pick just one item from my treasured Star Wars collection, I turn to my bookshelf … Continue reading

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Why I Oppose the "Road Rage Act

>Today in Tallahassee, state lawmakers heard the first reading of Florida House Bill 177, the Motor Vehicles/Highway Safety Act. While some portions of this bill sound like a good idea, I am opposed to its passage in its current form. … Continue reading

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Six Songs for Sweepers

Here’s my lucky playlist: the songs that make me feel lucky, the songs I hum when I’m feeling happy about a win or just dreaming about one. 1. “Something’s Coming” from West Side Story [full lyrics] This song is on … Continue reading

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Day Seven – My Day

I woke up this morning at 7:08am. Actually, I woke up 15 minutes earlier than that, but I have the bedroom clock set ahead, so those are the numbers I saw. I got up a few minutes later, and just … Continue reading

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Day Four – An Experience That Made Me Who I Am

>In the late ’80s, I attended some major science fiction conventions and a bunch of smaller ones. Here are the highlights: 1986 – World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon), Atlanta, Georgia 1987 – Official Star Wars 10th Anniversary Convention, Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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