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Tolkien Fans Will Feel Right at Home Here

August 18, 2018
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Most fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have fantasized what it would be like to have a Hobbit home, but Jim Costigan has actually built one. Now he is putting it…

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It’s True: The Days Are Getting Longer

July 30, 2018
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Cartoon by Isabella Bannerman No, you’re not wrong. The days do seem longer, and it’s not because of the insane pace of life, or the fire hose of mindless electronic communication, or a lack of…

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In Bend, Oregon, Blockbuster Rewinds the Past

July 18, 2018
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Cartoon by Isabella Bannerman (2002) Once as common as Starbucks with over 9,000 U.S. outlets, Blockbuster is down to one. The two other remaining stores closed this past weekend in Alaska. Even John Oliver couldn’t…

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Mom and Dad, We’re Taking Your Phone Privileges Away

July 10, 2018
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Cartoon by Isabella Bannerman “Somebody get the phone!” This was a common parental refrain around our house growing up. A phone call was important. It could be a family member stranded in a Buffalo snowstorm.…

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A Buffalonian’s Advice to the People of Westeros

July 2, 2018
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Cartoon by Isabella Bannerman As someone who grew up in snowy Buffalo, I feel well qualified to tell the people in Game of Thrones what they might be in for, now that “winter has come.”…

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(K)nights in White Satin

June 26, 2018
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(K)nights in White Satin

Illustration by Isabella Bannerman 1972 was a golden year for terrible songs to listen to on the radio. But one #1 hit was even worse than the one that preceded it, “My Ding-A-Ling” by Chuck…

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Love Me, Love My Gut Biome

June 18, 2018
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Love Me, Love My Gut Biome

Cartoon by Isabella Bannerman Now that the kids have left, several friends have recommended I get a dog or two for companionship. I have, instead, found another type of pet. In fact, I’ve found trillions…

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Getting a Handle on What Matters Most

June 11, 2018
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I’ve recently noticed an unfortunate trend among retail establishments to turn their door handles into brand statements. It’s not enough for them to be merely functional, no, the handle has to be invested with meaning…

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20,000 Leagues Under David Attenborough

June 4, 2018
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The BBC has released its latest mindbogglingly beautiful nature series, Blue Planet II, with shocking images of life in the sea including a fish that uses tools, dolphins that apply anti-bacterial lotion, and David Attenborough…

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