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Farewell Caleb

Late last week, I lost a very dear friend. His name was Caleb Brokaw. Some of you who live here in Ypsi, I’m sure, knew him. He lived just east of Depot Town, and he could often be seen walking happily through the neighborhood with his wife, Sue, and their daughter, Evie. He and Sue […]

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Today’s my birthday

The following was left in my mailbox by a reader of this blog. I thought that it was lovely and wanted to share it with the rest of you… Linette thinks the angel-like people surrounding me are inflating me. I think they’re sucking the life out of me. The truth is probably somewhere in between.

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Financial Crisis Introspection: How much of the blame is ours?

Last night, emboldened by a particularly well-written article in the Atlantic and a strong cup of decaf, I posted something here about the derivative-leveraging Wall Street assholes responsible for bankrupting our country. And, somewhere toward the end of that piece, as I often do, I called for their heads to be brought to me on […]

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