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Brian G. Fay
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It's still waiting to download, but hey, that's progress. Let's see what happens next. 
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I just got this last night as well! So far so good.
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It's out, it's out, it's out! I've been listening to this on NPR Music First Listen for a week or so. So glad to have it in my library now. Just a great album. Best of the year so far. 
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Nice to see the facts coming out about this. 
 
But they said it wasn't anti- gay.
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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has been all over the media yesterday and today, pretending the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" has nothing to do with discriminating against LGBT people, and today he announced that he'd push for a "clarification" of ...
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INDIANAPOLIS—Addressing the controversy surrounding his state’s recently signed Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Indiana governor Mike Pence forcefully insisted to reporters Monday that the new law has nothing at all to do with what it was e...
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Here's an odd one: If I'm using my headphones with my Nexus 5 and say "OK Google" to make a phone call, I can make the phone call but then at the end of that call, the phone screen goes black except for the back and home buttons, neither of which do anything. I can still OK Google to make another call or something, but in order to get full access to the phone I have to power off and power back on.

Does anyone else have this happening? 

Running 5.0.1 by the way. 
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People love to hate Apple, but I have yet to find a reason to do anything but admire Tim Cook. 
 
“These bills rationalize injustice by pretending to defend something many of us hold dear,” Cook writes. “They go against the very principles our nation was founded on, and they have the potential to undo decades of progress toward greater equality.”
Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking out against a slew of laws being introduced in states across the country, which Cook says are designed to "enshrine discrimination in state law."
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Cook is a mensch. I still won't buy Apple but respect is due.
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It's crucial to remember that this kind of thing exists in nearly 40% of states and is also federal law. Indiana may have just done us all a favor in pointing out that this stuff has to be rooted out and thrown away. Equality for all, discrimination for none. 
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No surprise that Oklahoma is on the list. Pleased but surprised that NC is not.
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Writing, changing, running, becoming, teaching and wondering.
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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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Syracuse, NY
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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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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
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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

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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

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'How the Trees on Summer Nights Turn into a Dark River' by Barbara Crooker, and the literary and historical notes for Thursday, July 3, 2014

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.
Public - a year ago
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!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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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