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Columbus, the Gilligan of Explorers

October 9, 2017
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Today is Columbus Day, when we celebrate the first European explorers to discover the Americas, which they weren’t, when Christopher Columbus landed on our continent, which he didn’t. Still, Columbus thought October 12, 1492, was…

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The Fearless Deer of Pokagon

October 1, 2017
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Deer are so common in Indiana that sometimes we forget they were once wiped out in the state. Now they’re back, wiping out cars instead, so you really don’t have to try to hard to…

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A Dental Memory Dam

September 28, 2017
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I have the same relationship with my dentist that many people do with family members: I love him and appreciate him, but I don’t actually want to see him. I suppose that’s not unusual, but…

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Eclipse: It’s Not Just a Twilight Novel

August 17, 2017
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By now most people have probably figured out that an eclipse is coming this Monday, as it tends to do here in America every so often. Still, I’m not sure everyone’s completely clear on all…

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Back Cracking and Mower Mania

August 6, 2017
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So … kind of a sucky week. Actually, all of July kind of sucked, and the first few days of August just went along with it. Come to think of it, 2017 as a whole…

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Germs or Motes? Waiting for the Frost

August 1, 2017
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I’ve been feeling crappy the last several days: either an oncoming summer cold or a bad allergy attack (and/or lack of sleep This is a third shift worker’s go-to explanation for everything). Considering all the…

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Doctor … Who is a Woman?

July 20, 2017
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Doctor Who fans are aghast, or deliriously happy, that the show’s main character is having a sex change. Non-Doctor Who fans are saying the same thing they always say when they hear details about the…

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Will I be a grandfather or a grandmother?

July 13, 2017
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Yeah, life. It’s a thing, ain’t it? You’re rolling along, way too busy, doing too much of what you don’t really want to do and not enough of what you do. Then, one day, you…

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Adam West and your Batman

June 11, 2017
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R.I.P. Adam West   The death of Adam West immediately resurrected the old argument: Who’s your favorite Batman? It’s ironic that Roger Moore passed away so close to the same time: His death, of course,…

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The Perfect Writing Spot

June 7, 2017
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While walking back to the Spring Shelter at Pokagon State Park, I encountered my wife with a fella named Fred. Good thing too, because I would have made a wrong turn if she hadn’t pointed…

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