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Booting Up the Carpocalypse

February 10, 2019
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Remember when cars didn’t have starters, and you used to have to crank them to start? Okay, neither do I. But I’ll bet a lot of you remember a time before cars were mostly computers.…

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Ambient Snow Noise

January 28, 2019
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At my chiropractor’s the other day (her office, not her home), she was playing one of those ambient noise CDs that’s supposed to relax you. At the time she was pushing my spine into my…

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Nice Winters, and Other Strange Concepts

January 12, 2019
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We had such a nice, warm winter going on there. (Well … when you say “nice winter”, that’s always relative. But in northern Indiana, if the temperature stays above freezing for any amount of time…

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Resolved: No New Year’s Resolutions

December 30, 2018
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I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions, mostly because failing is a terrible way to start a new year. If you’re going to make a major life change, it’s usually best to do it gradually. A…

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Santa Claus on the naughty list

December 22, 2018
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T’was the night before Christmas when I met my partner, Mary Darling, for our Christmas Eve shift in the City of Angels. “Merry Christmas, Darling.” The squad room’s halls were decked. “Feliz Navidad,” replied Darling,…

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Why Books Are The Best Christmas Gifts

December 16, 2018
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This would seem a good time to remind you that books are the best Christmas gifts. Yes, even for non-readers: In fact, books owned by people who don’t read are not only great re-gifts, but…

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Pulling The Horse Muscle, or Break In the Saddle Again

November 12, 2018
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“Would you like to go on a trail ride?” my wife asked in August. (Yeah, I know. It’s taken me this long to recover from the emotional trauma enough to write about it.) Do you…

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Clamping Down on Glamping

October 21, 2018
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Have you heard of glamping? Apparently it means glam camping, which in turns means glamorous camping, which in turn means camping in luxury and style. This continued shortening of words and terms is the topic…

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Linemen Are Always Wired Up

October 13, 2018
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I heard a noise this summer and looked around the corner to find a truck parked in my back yard. A lot of the utility workers from around here are down in the southeast right…

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Maybe for vacation we should book a hospital room

September 1, 2018
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Right after Labor Day we’ll be on “vacation”. The quotes are because our vacations in recent years have been of the kind people need a vacation to recover from. I do wish I could go…

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