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Parts is parts

I have an item in my new "Daily Diary" (Wow, those words are very similar.  Coincidence?)... that says "blog about something."  So here I am, blogging.

This Diary, incidentally, is something that my brother suggested.  He's a very organized…
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Zoom!

I love my new Zoom H4 portable digital recorder! I got one for Christmas recently (thanks, Santa), and it's awesome!

I started by trying to set it up to use two inputs -- guitar and mic -- at home.…
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When I grow up

Inspired by a link sent to me by a good friend (thanks, Jon), I wrote this in response...

When I grow up, I want to be a software engineer. I want to sit in a cubicle all day with…
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Guns

Whenever a gun control debate starts up, I feel uncomfortable. On the one extreme, there are those who would have no laws regarding guns. In fact, there are those who would blame violent crime not on the perpetrators, but on…
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Cod Liver Oil

My wife apparently grew up getting a teaspoon of cod liver oil every day, and she claims she was never sick.  So, maybe a year ago, she started the practice of feeding the stuff to our kids.  They're 5 and…
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The Conversation

"What do you do for a living?" the woman behind the counter asked, begging me to reply...

"What do you think I do for a living?"

Pause. "Well, I was thinking that you look like an author."

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On lashings and action figures

I was just thinking this morning that it's a strange world where, in one part of it, a woman can be sentenced to a public lashing* for allowing her students to name a Teddy bear after a child in…
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Third Street Coffeehouse

I played two songs at the open mic at the Third Street Coffeehouse in Roanoke (VA) last night for the second time, and had a great time.  Third Street is a completely granola place -- very supportive audience, and even…

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Bandzoogle Rocks!

Well I'm impressed.  I've used web site builders in the past, and have been disappointed.  So far, this one really got it right.  I haven't yet bitten the bullet and actually paid for the thing (gasp!), but I'm on board…