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Birch Bay Public Market

Friday, May 10 through the end of summer, Cathy and I will be selling her hand-made soaps, lotions, and toiletries, along with my photography, note cards, calenders, books, etc.

Come see us!

Across the street from the C Shop

4825 Alderson Road, Birch Bay, Washington 98230


I had an automated blogroll here, powered by Google Reader, but Google, in its near-infinite lack of wisdom, killed Google Reader. Prior to this murder, all I had to do to put a blog on my blogroll (or to take it off) was to place it in a Reader folder called, appropriately enough, "blogroll" (or, of course, to remove it). I use The Old Reader now for following blogs, but it seems to have no way to something similar regarding the blogroll. If you know of a way to do this, please let me know.

∞ – 1 = ∞

Children are forever.

Some background: I married the most perfect woman on Earth in January of 1981. In December of that year, our first son was born. A couple of weeks later, Cathy had gone to the store while the baby slept. (Yes, he has a name. Yes, he had a name then. But it seemed

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The “New and Improved” Google Reader–NOT!

I subscribe to 223 blogs via Google Reader.

It’s been a very integral part of my day for some time now. I actually don’t have any idea how long it’s been, but it’s been at least three or four years. Obviously, not all of those blogs are updated on any given day, but when something new

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Chopped Off at the Waist

My faithful BlackBerry Storm died yesterday.

Croaked. Kicked the bucket. Bought the farm. Went off to the great network in the sky. Since it is de rigeuer for novelists these days to be poor, I can’t afford to replace it, at least until payday. Of course, the BBerry had to croak on the day after payday,

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The Important Things: One — Thinking

This is the first in a semi-regular series of posts on the important things in life.

(Don’t expect regularity in this series. You want regularity, look here.)


It’s like singing – we all can do it. But that doesn’t mean we’re all Jane Siberry or Joni Mitchell. As a matter of fact, only two of us

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Illogical logic

I followed a link in a blog I read to a blog I don’t read, and found an article by Martin Robbins that starts out by claiming that "Jenny Rohn noted last September that most prominent science bloggers on the main networks are male." (I haven’t followed that link.) It goes on

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Amanda Hocking, Cell Phone Service, and Decisions

Amanda Hocking and cell phone service? How’s he going to tie those together?

Walk down the main hallway of any regional shopping mall in the known universe, and forty-eleven people are going to leap out from behind their little kiosks and hard-sell you on cell phone service. “Steps right up, ladies and gentlemen! Get yer snake

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Just one in a long list of offensive things Microsoft has done in Windows 7

In previous versions, you could have windows on different directories or drives open where they were when you last closed them, thus making drag-and-drop operations swift and intuitive. No longer. Every window opens in exactly the same sixe as the current window, with a position that is “cascaded” from the current one (“cascaded from” is

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This is not a computer blog, but…

On the other hand, the post I wrote about ÜberTwitter for BlackBerry beating the bejabbers out of TwitterBerry is still drawing traffic, so maybe it should be a computer blog. But that’s not why I’m writing this.

I’m writing this because Hewlett-Packard decided, in their infinite wisdom, that you don’t need the software functions your

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March Sale on Ebooks! All my ebooks are 99 cents!

This sale will end a) when March does, or b) when I get around to it, whichever comes later.

So I’m No Gameblogger…

…but as usual, I have an opinion.

And as usual, I’m going to rant about it share my valuable insight with you.

Games are escapism.

Games, like fiction, are escapism. We play games to get away from real life, to do things we cannot do, to perform socially sanctioned versions of things that would get us ostracized or

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