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Can someone with Google Play All Access check if they can play all 9 songs from this album. I was able to until recently, but now only five show up. Weird. 
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Damn. The Falcon 9 just blew up on the live video. 
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That's who we are.
 
Just who do we think we are? On same sex marriage, contemplating the question of the chief justice, in dissent .... http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/index.ssf/2015/06/roberts_and_supreme_court_and_same_sex_marriage.html
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First teaching thoughts of the summer come out of a nightmare I had this morning in which, heaven forbid, I lost control of a classroom and, even worse, thought about giving away control. 
Nearly all my teacher dreams are nightmares about losing control. Since the first days of my training the first commandment has been thou shalt keep the class under control. So in each nightmare, the kids are out of control, ...
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Thinking about my father as I drive the truck he used to own. It's a good story. Go read it. 
Above is a picture of my father’s ‘72 Chevy pick-up. That’s me at the wheel. I like that truck, like driving it, like the smell of it, like the feel of it, like everything about it. The only thing not to like is that Dad isn’...
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Great story Brian... I lost my dad a few years ago and I still talk to him everyday as well...
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Yes.
 
Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Confederate flag in South Carolina.
The flag that Dylann Roof embraced, which many South Carolinians embrace, endorses the violence he committed.
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The alert came over the phone last night. Alarming in every way. Then the rain. Then thunder brought my older daughter downstairs and we went to the garage to look out the door at what the world had become. 
Last night the rain came hard. My oldest daughter got up at a crack of thunder. She smiled at us. More time with Mom and Dad. Her sister, so deep in her sleep, nothing could rouse her. I opened the garage door. Started downst...
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Politicians of a certain ilk hate schools and teachers. NC seems to be far ahead in this. Wonder what they'll do when they can no longer open schools in September.
 
NC: Driving Teachers Away Still Working
North Carolina's leaders have made a long and strong commitment to ending teaching as a viable career in their state, and teachers continue to get the message. Just to recap. NC legislators tried to get rid of tenure, but there were these dumb laws and thin...
North Carolina's leaders have made a long and strong commitment to ending teaching as a viable career in their state, and teachers continue to get the message. Just to recap. NC legislators tried to get rid of tenure, but the...
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Florida has already done all of this. We have been losing teachers for 4 years now to GA. Or to entirely other professions altogether.
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The snark on the last line is painful. 

The regularity of mass killings breeds familiarity. The rhythms of grief and outrage that accompany them become—for those not directly affected by tragedy—ritualised and then blend into the background noise. That normalisation makes it ever less likely that America's political system will groan into action to take steps to reduce their frequency or deadliness. Those who live in America, or visit it, might do best to regard them the way one regards air pollution in China: an endemic local health hazard which, for deep-rooted cultural, social, economic and political reasons, the country is incapable of addressing. This may, however, be a bit unfair. China seems to be making progress on pollution.
WE DO not yet know why a gunman entered a church in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday and killed nine people at a prayer meeting, but in a sense it does not...
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I'm trying to figure out what my writing, running, technology, teaching, and reading have in common. I'll let you know soon as I figure it out. 
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Radford, Virginia - Pawtucket, Rhode Island - Upton, Massachusetts - Troy, NY - Oswego, NY - Manlius, NY - Fayetteville, NY - Potsdam, NY
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The Deal With the Hyperloop | Wait But Why
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The path to a Hyperloop future just launched.

Why Elon Musk Doesn't Mind That His Rocket Crashed Into His Robot Boat |...
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All things considered, for the first try, the Falcon could’ve done worse. Technically, Falcon did hit its target—just at the wrong angle, an

The Difficult Route
dirtyrunning.blogspot.com

My youngest recently asked my wife where dreams come from and my wife told her that dreams are all the thoughts and feelings that we push do

Fixers
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My oldest daughter likes electronic toys. She may have been the first kid in her class with a smartphone, in part because her father likes e

Grand Avenue by Ron Koertge | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
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'Grand Avenue' by Ron Koertge, and the literary and historical notes for Sunday, October 19, 2014.

For Jessica, My Daughter by Mark Strand | The Writer's Almanac with Garr...
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'For Jessica, My Daughter' by Mark Strand, and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

APPR Side Effects
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Included in the APPR rating system for teachers in New York is the requirement that we upload artifacts demonstrating the teaching standards

Superintendents Speak Up
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On the first day of school, my wife's superintendent got choked up. He was delivering the usual kick-off speech, and she said he started to

A Great Labor Day Story
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If you live in New England, or were paying attention to supermarket labor news this summer, you already know this story. Almost a hundred ye

The School Year Begins Tomorrow
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The goal of my teaching year is to be open and curious. I have not been in love with my public school teaching job for some time. The last t

The Truth About Hello Kitty - The New Yorker
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Mickey Mouse is not a mouse. If you look very closely at him, you can see that he wears gloves.

First Song by Joseph Stroud | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
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'First Song' by Joseph Stroud, and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

Comcast Confessions: when every call is a sales call
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When AOL executive and Comcast customer Ryan Block recently tried to cancel his internet service, he ended up in a near-yelling match with a

Some People Think by James Laughlin | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison...
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'Some People Think' by James Laughlin, and the literary and historical notes for Monday, July 21, 2014.

Change Password
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Thinking again about ways to be healthy. I've just finished week one of the Seven Valleys Writing Project Summer Institute. We meet 8:30 to

Truth and Occurrences
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Just picked up a book from the library, Mark Sundeen's The Man Who Quit Money. The cover says, "In 2000, Daniel Suelo gave away his life sav

Disjointed But Okay
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I spent the afternoon telling people to relax about an assignment. Just do it, I said. I've done this particular assignment twenty times. La

Jazz and the Prose Poem
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The prose poem is a bastard child that appeals to me. Billy Collins says, "poetry is bird, prose is a potato." The prose poem is a potato po

Suggestion Box
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I haven't been good with suggestions. I've let them box me in. Yesterday I wrote about struggling with food. Several friends offered advice,

Huge Conveniences
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This morning I am feeling huge. Last night, after dinner, I ate at least another meal's worth of snacks. I wasn't hungry but the snacks were

I got an Americano and it was made quickly. Taste was good rather than great. Nice staff.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Good location, nice staff, loud hallways. It's about what you would expect from a chain hotel. That said, the staff has been above par, very good really and the location is very convenient. Deep pool, but the whirlpool was closed during our stay. Bistro is nice for breakfast and serves Starbucks.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Lovely. We ordered tea for four and received sandwiches, pastries, scones, and tea that was enough to leave us happily stuffed. Not a lot of seating, but had a funky good feel.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
We've been going to the Monday half-price night. My family and I like the conveyor belt and sit at the bar. When we first went, there seemed to be an endless selection coming round, but lately we have been struggling to find things to eat. Monotony. The service is alright, but it's difficult to get the check sometimes. It's a good place, but it could easily slip into being less. I hope they will strive for more.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Good food, nice staff. Nothing to write home about. We wanted soup, coffee, and light fare. That's exactly what we got. They made a good, rich Americano.
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reviewed a year ago
Tremendously likable people serving really good food. The crepes were good but the Gelato was even better. My kids loved it!
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While I am impressed with the technology they bring to bear, it was like being in a used car shop with a salesperson who just has to make the quota. I went in for simple cleaning and care, was diagnosed with TMJ so severe that I would need a treatment plan that began at $2000 and went from there. Foolishly, I went along with the first installment and they took molds of my mouth for several hundred dollars. I kept saying that I can't afford thousands of dollars and my insurance doesn't cover any of it, but they kept pushing and pushing and pushing. My fillings needed replacement, I needed braces, I would have to purchase and wear an appliance in my mouth for years. No matter what I said, I couldn't get them to simply keep my teeth clean and baby them along. I'm nearly forty-five and won't ever wear braces. No other dentist has worried about the TMJ. And I've never paid so much money so fast to a dentist aside when I had my wisdom teeth out (and that wasn't a dentist so much as an oral surgeon). My main complaint is that they wouldn't listen to me when I said that I couldn't afford what they were selling. It was like going to the dealership for a Corolla and having the salesperson constantly pitching the Lexus while refusing to sell me the Corolla. Not Berry good at all.
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