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An online architectural tour of my earliest years in Frankfort, Kentucky

If you’re reading this in the future, and want to send a cyborg back in time in order to keep me from being born, so that I don’t destroy Skynet, or do whatever terrible and awesome thing it is that I’m going to do in my remaining years here on earth, this is where you […]

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My great-grandfather’s story of theft aboard The Robert E. Lee

The family and I have spent the last four days in the Maine woods, where my aunt and her husband had rented a cabin so that our extended family could celebrate my father’s 75th birthday together. Aside from falling in Maine’s largest lake while completely clothed, having to scrub vomit from the upholstery of a […]

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Happy Birthday to Myrna Loy

Today is the birthday of one of my favorite actresses of all time – Myrna Loy. My plan was to mark the occasion by re-watching The Thin Man, but, after a half hour or so of jumping around the web, reading about her life, I’ve decided to watch this 1973 interview with her instead. I […]

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Japan, ramping up H1N1 precautions

My friend Pete Larson, a brilliant musician who turned his back on rock and roll in order accept his fate and become a scientist, just returned from Japan, where he wrote the following. I thought some of you with mask fetishes might enjoy it. While the 2009 H1N1 flu has been written off by the […]

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Introducing the Dusty Diary

Some of you may remember Laura Bien. Up until about a year ago, she blogged as the YpsiDixit. Well, I’m happy to report that she’s come out of retirement. Laura has launched an engaging new site dedicated to the research of local Ypsilanti history, mainly though the exploration of surviving first-person narratives. The site is […]

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