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The passing of my Mimi Dorothy

Dorothy Maxine Lambie Avery, the last of my grandparents, passed away yesterday evening at the age of 93 in Lexington, Kentucky, not terribly far from where I was was born 50 years ago, and where she lived for most of her adult life. She was one of my favorite people in the entire world, and […]

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When markets thrive on stability, what did you think was going to happen when you elected Donald Trump?

As I know very little about how the economy works, or the extent to which the stock market effects the economy, or, really, anything else about money related matters, I try to steer clear of such subjects here on the site. For those of you who might be interested in discussing the Dow Industrial Average’s […]

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As much fun as you can have in San Antonio without pissing on the Alamo

In spite of what I may have told you, I didn’t just fly into San Antonio a few days ago to piss on the Alamo, and then immediately return home. As much as I like the idea of zipping into a city, pissing all over their most sacred public artifact, and then zipping right back […]

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Walking the secret passageways of Harry Bennett’s heavily-fortified Ypsilanti castle

I just received a note from Nathan Ayers, the guy who won the first $1,000 grant from A2Awesome. He wanted to let me know that, back in 1984, the television program PM Magazine ran a feature on Harry Bennett’s fortress on the banks of the Huron River, in Ypsilanti. Bennett, for those of you don’t […]

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Peter Linebaugh addresses “the commons” at Occupy Ypsi teach-in

Our Occupy Ypsi teach-in on Saturday went really well. Hopefully, at some point in the near future, I’ll have an opportunity to go into everything that was covered. For the time being, though, I wanted to share this video of historian Peter Linebaugh addressing the group. The following will hardly do Peter justice, but here […]

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