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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Desktop meme

AKA Kath posted a shot of her current desktop, so I thought I'd do.... [click for full entry]

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How many Springfield bloggers does it take...

The Springfield blogroll has just been updated by adding ten eleven new blogs since January.... [click for full entry]

Posted by Marie at 12:17 AM

Monday, January 30, 2006

Presidential powers during wartime

For those among us (not me) who like to draw parallels between Abraham Lincoln and.... [click for full entry]

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Tim

I first met him in about 1977 when he was a young and up and.... [click for full entry]

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Friday, January 27, 2006

Taking the fun out of sweepstakes

The scene: You walk into the center court of your local shopping mall on a.... [click for full entry]

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Looking for Lincoln links

When I first started writing about Abraham Lincoln on this website, the 200th anniversary of.... [click for full entry]

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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Old State Capitol reflected

Springfield, Illinois. Previous: Different reflected shots of the Old State Capitol from last summer..... [click for full entry]

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Friday, January 20, 2006

The deal with protein

Most people probably rarely, if ever think about their protein intake. Maybe they do if.... [click for full entry]

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Springfield Blogger: A Shareware Life

This time, my little weekly review experiment will lead us to the deepest, darkest depths.... [click for full entry]

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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Selling of databases

I can't remember if I wrote about the EPIC West (Electronic Privacy Information Center West.... [click for full entry]

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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Lincoln show revisited

I went on a little blog surfing expedition to see what others were writing about.... [click for full entry]

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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Accepetd

I've been waiting for them to correct this sign for over a month. Maybe.... [click for full entry]

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Monday, January 16, 2006

Lincoln's dirty laundry

I'm watching the History Channel program on Lincoln and his depression. Tagline: He fought two.... [click for full entry]

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Sunday, January 15, 2006

5 things to do with your ice scraper/snow brush

Scratch your back Brush your eyebrows Walking stick Practice your baton twirling Object retriever.... [click for full entry]

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Best Blonde Joke Ever

I can't believe I'm actually linking to this. Finally. Best Blonde Joke Ever.... [click for full entry]

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Saturday, January 14, 2006

Familial infighting

Ancestry.com provides forums for sharing genealogical information. Among other things, there are forums for just.... [click for full entry]

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Yellow thing x 9

Yes, I know. It's just more corporate advertising. But, the bright yellow against the.... [click for full entry]

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Yellow thing 2 and 3

Not a kite..... [click for full entry]

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Friday, January 13, 2006

Yellow thing 1

Yeah, but, what is it?.... [click for full entry]

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Springfield Blogger: The 26th Man

The 26th Man - Tagline: Mostly baseball-themed opinion coming in under your chin As the.... [click for full entry]

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Thursday, January 12, 2006

Demolition

Former Springfieldian living in Las Vegas, ewink, live blogged after the fact (if there is.... [click for full entry]

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Three guys walking

Yellow jacket..... [click for full entry]

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Once a weasel, always a weasel

Weasel - noun: Someone who states on a job application, in an effort to appeal.... [click for full entry]

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Five kinds of precedent

There are precedents There are super precedents There are super duper precedents There are precedents.... [click for full entry]

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The end of anonymity as we know it?

If you post an anonymous comment on a weblog with the intent to annoy, you.... [click for full entry]

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Monday, January 09, 2006

Five thoughts

The Springfield blogging community, which I recently described as coming together with no organizational structure,.... [click for full entry]

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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Public records on the internet

Counties that put public records on the internet are just inviting criminal activity. EPIC West.... [click for full entry]

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Friday, January 06, 2006

Springfield's two tallest buildings

Emporis, "the world's biggest provider of information regarding the global building market," has a list.... [click for full entry]

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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Another team of rivals

One of the top news stories today was the group of former Secretaries of State.... [click for full entry]

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Blogging delivered

What motorists see heading west from under the viaduct on South Grand, Springfield, Illinois..... [click for full entry]

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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Local court stats

The Sangamon County Circuit Clerk published its court statistics for 2005. Some of the more.... [click for full entry]

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Newhouse article re Medicare Part D

About a week or so ago, my mom and I were interviewed by Michele Melendez,.... [click for full entry]

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Monday, January 02, 2006

A little Captain in me

There's a new round of Captain Morgan Rum TV commercials. I'm guessing it's a.... [click for full entry]

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Sunday, January 01, 2006

Two New Lincoln Things

History Now has a new essay about Abraham Lincoln's thoughts and feelings on slavery, and.... [click for full entry]

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Sixth and Capitol

Reflected all the way from Seventh and Adams. The brightly painted structure is the.... [click for full entry]

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