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Taking the night off to celebrate my 18th wedding anniversary

On Saturday, October 2, 1999, Linette and I were married. Here, to mark the occasion, is a little something I wrote a while back, slightly updated to reflect that yet another year has passed. Eighteen years ago today, after seven years of living with one another in sin, I married my friend and collaborator Linette […]

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With the release of Trump Jr.’s Russia emails, and plausible deniability significantly more difficult to come by, some Republicans are beginning to abandon ship

Every morning I wake up and tell myself that the Donald Trump Jr. story line can’t possibly dominate the headlines yet one more day, and yet here we are again. After yesterday, when the President’s eldest son admitted to having accepted a Russian offer “of potentially helpful information” about Hillary Clinton, I didn’t think it […]

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Will the assassination of Andrew Karlov in Ankara bring about World War III?

Earlier today, just as our Electors were casting their votes for Donald Trump, paving the way for the controversial reality television personality to become the 45th President of the United States, Andrew Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, was shot dead in Ankara by a young policeman who can be heard on video shouting “We […]

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Linette and I just celebrated our 17th anniversary

Seventeen years ago this week, after seven years of living with one another in sin, I married my friend and collaborator Linette Lao. Sadly, as it took place in an age before smartphones, little evidence of this wondrous and magical event exists today. We are fortunate, however, in that we do have this one image, […]

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Burying Freeda’s ashes

It’s been a few weeks now since Freeda, our 14 year old pit-lab mix, died, and the kids and I decided yesterday morning that the time had come to dig a hole in the back yard near where she liked to lay, build a little wooden box for her ashes, and give her a proper […]

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