July 4—tick tick, boom boom

July 05, 2010

Filed in: Alaska, Hawaii, Kansas, North Dakota, The Way We Live Now

Happy bday, USA.

I celebrated by standing alone (don’t ask) for three hours watching a hometown parade in a town that was not my hometown. The barrier to entry for this particular parade was charmingly low—if you owned a motor vehicle, preferably some kind of large truck, and/or could reliably...

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My states! My poor states!

April 04, 2009

Filed in: Alaska, Hawaii, Kansas, North Dakota

Okay, first, you may have seen that Mt. Redoubt erupted and has pretty much kept on erupting since March 22. We flew right beside Redoubt – it’s on the same peninsula as where we went bear viewing.

In fact, while we were taking our scary/thrilling ride over there, L., the broken crazy bearish...

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The last thing I will ever write about Sarah Palin

December 28, 2008

Filed in: Alaska, The Way We Live Now

I know, the world is going to hell in a handbasket, and as we put the final blows to 2008 and drag a shaking and shivering 09 onto the stage, you’re as fried and dried as the leftover Panettone bread pudding from Christmas morning.

But! Hasn’t it been nice, these past six weeks, to not have any...

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Yes, It Is All About Me, Why Do You Ask?

September 29, 2008

Filed in: Alaska, The Home Front, The Way We Live Now

* What if you won a prize [scroll way down to find Computerworld] and nobody noticed?

I faux-pout, or mostly faux-pout, as my co-workers were quite sweet in emailing their congratulations. Also, they are quite sick to death of that story. Even so, what crumbs fall from the table of...

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Watch this. It will make you feel better.

September 08, 2008

Filed in: Alaska, The Way We Live Now

How many hours of lost productivity is Sarah Palin responsible for? Admit it: whether you’re gloating or loathing, you’re getting precious else done.

I’m not going to let her take up another nanosecond of my neurons after this, but three bits to share:

* Normally I hate when people send me...

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