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Saturday, December 31, 2005

Goodbye 2005

Happy New Year 2006. Moving forward with thoughts of inspiration and hoping for the inspiration.... [click for full entry]

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Friday, December 30, 2005

WKRP

Speaking of TV shows you love (or loved) to watch... Fans of Dr. Johnny Fever,.... [click for full entry]

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Thursday, December 29, 2005

The Sign of Four

Four jobs you've had in your life: Baby sitter Addressograph-Multigraph operator Counter girl at a.... [click for full entry]

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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Two ships by the same name

The second most frequent query I get on this weblog is about the USS Nassau..... [click for full entry]

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Just when you need a bookmark

I just attempted to access my Delicious bookmarks only to find an empty page..... [click for full entry]

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Slanting

Waiting room..... [click for full entry]

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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

History Channel on Lincoln's depression

The History Channel is going to put on a show about the personal demons faced.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 11:50 PM

National Gravesite Locator

Via Research Buzz: Government Computer News has noted that the Veterans Administration has added almost.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 9:43 PM

Monday, December 26, 2005

Is your e-mail subject to spying

Bruce Schneier has recounted a theory whereby one can test whether or not the NSA.... [click for full entry]

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Plumbing breakdown

Our kitchen is in the middle of a plumbing emergency. The repairman* is here now,.... [click for full entry]

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Saturday, December 24, 2005

Five thoughts a thinkin

The waltzer waltzes into your life, and then, thankfully, waltzes out What does it mean.... [click for full entry]

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Dressed in holiday style

Merry Christmas..... [click for full entry]

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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Five things about Wikipedia

I have never edited or contributed to Wikipedia, although I've been tempted My youngest daughter.... [click for full entry]

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When a man goes above the law

In response to criticisms about his private surveillance operations on U.S. citizens, the president uttered.... [click for full entry]

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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Doctors who Google

There is an interesting article in TechDirt entitled, Google As Your Backup Brain. The article.... [click for full entry]

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Monday, December 19, 2005

Five food blogs

There are hundreds, maybe thousands, of food blogs on the net. Most of them have.... [click for full entry]

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Sunday, December 18, 2005

Illinois State Capitol at Christmas 2005

Can your state capitol do this? Taken today a little after 5:00 p.m..... [click for full entry]

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Saturday, December 17, 2005

Lowering drug costs for seniors

An article in Consumers Union discusses how senior citizens can save up to thousands of.... [click for full entry]

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Friday, December 16, 2005

Springfield Illinois Bloggers

I wanted to highlight the Springfield blogroll one more time before the end of the.... [click for full entry]

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Five smells from the 70s

Lemon-Up shampoo Patchouli oil White Shoulders perfume Jade East cologne for men Clove gum Inspired.... [click for full entry]

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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Local newspaper displeased with blogs

That may be putting it mildly. I considered naming this entry, "Local newspaper declares war.... [click for full entry]

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Monday, December 12, 2005

Lit

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Thursday, December 08, 2005

Selling drugs on the phone

Someone with a barely understandable accent just called here selling generic prescription medications. "What prescription.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 12:58 PM

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

News as sensation

I've been following the situation in Miami this afternoon on CNN. I don't really have.... [click for full entry]

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Monday, December 05, 2005

Cloudy day

This may look like Gary, Indiana. But, it's really Springfield, Illinois..... [click for full entry]

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Major site update

All the templates have been updated. Movable Type template tags that were for version 2.x.... [click for full entry]

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Sunday, December 04, 2005

Comments off for night

Will resume later on Sunday. I hope. EDIT: They're back on as of about noon..... [click for full entry]

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Friday, December 02, 2005

Partners in honesty

Or partners in corruption? For demonstration purposes only, quoting Ken Rudin's NPR column, "The 'Culture.... [click for full entry]

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Illinois ban on violent video games shot down

A federal judge in Chicago ruled today that the Illinois ban on selling violent video.... [click for full entry]

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Thursday, December 01, 2005

80 years ago today

Husband. Father. Friend. Fun seeker. Comedian. Problem solver. Force to be reckoned with. Misunderstood..... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 8:46 PM

Look Back Springfield: S.A. Barker

Russ of Springfield Rewind recently added a photograph of S.A. Barker from 1960 to his.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 3:50 PM