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Arlo turned 7 today

If the Jesuit motto, “Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man,” as popularized in Michael Apted’s Up Series, has any merit, the time we have left to influence our son Arlo, who turned 7 this morning, is fast running out. As of right now, we have just […]

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2018 Election Day open thread

9:00 AM I’m home with a sick kid, so thing may not go as planned, but I’m hoping to vote soon, and then head back home to do some remote phone banking through Swing Left for Amy McGrath, the Democratic candidate for Kentucky’s 6th district, which covers Frankfort, where I lived as a baby, Georgetown, […]

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The Unknown

[above: Lon Cheney looking like Stevie Ray Vaughan in Todd Browning’s 1927 silent film The Unknown.] Apparently the cell phone data plan Linette and I had, when it was just she and I, no longer works now that our teenage daughter has a phone as well. Every day, it seemed, we were getting texts telling […]

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As of today, Linette and I have been married for 19 years

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

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Kennedy announces his retirement, opening the door for yet another Trump Supreme Court Justice

My daughter just happened to be at the Supreme Court this afternoon, with a group of about 60 girls from Detroit and Ypsilanti, when word came out that Justice Anthony Kennedy, after serving 30 years on the high court, would be retiring, giving Donald Trump yet one more opportunity to remake the Judicial branch in […]

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