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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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That Wednesday post that everyone will be talking about on Thursday at the water cooler

There’s lots of stuff going on that I’d like to write about tonight, but I really should be working on tomorrow’s lesson plan for that class I’ll be teaching at 826. I’m thinking of giving each one of them, at the end of class, the opportunity to post something… anything… on my site. I guess […]

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Friday Free For All brought to you by Cafe Luwak

Just as MSNBC’s Morning Joe program is now sponsored by Starbucks, at least for the month of June, MM.com is sponsored by the wonderfully terrific weekend breakfast bar at Ypsilanti’s Cafe Luwak… I would go on and gush some more about the succulent sausage, the mouth-watering french toast and such, but I’m afraid of what […]

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Laurie Garrett on the lessons of the 1918 flu

I’ve been sucked into a TED vortex. I’ve probably watched five lectures already tonight. I was going to post one of them here about orgasms, but, at the last minute, I decided that, instead, I’d throw out this 2007 presentation by Pulitzer Prize winning science author Laurie Garrett on the lessons of the 1918 flu. […]

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Turning the tables on the pigs

In a hilarious turn of events, it looks as though a Canadian farmer may have given the swine flu to his pigs… Of course, he likely made a more virulent strain of the flu in the process – one which will probably kill us all – but, as it sounds funny, I’ve decided to post […]

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