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I'm really surprised nobody is commenting on the deeper problem with this stamp. Where's the outrage for the egregious comma splice?!
The celebrated poet wrote many quotable lines, but not the one featured on a newly issued stamp in her honor.
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Can you spot it? This is exactly the sort of thing I just talked to my chess club kids this week about how much it drives me crazy.
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Me in 1978. My dad posted this to Facebook today, and I needed to archive it for posterity.
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Thrilled to find my son's new favorite author (I'm enjoying his books too) has a blog.
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I still see no need for an everyday smartwatch. But a replacement for my Garmin watch (fitness use only, for GPS route tracking, running pace, splits, etc.), with longer battery life and some built-in phone notifications? Yes.
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Too bad it's not going to be available until sometime in 2015. That's really weird about the reverse charging on your Garmin (you're the second person I've heard with that problem). Mine doesn't do that, but if I leave it for a full day (unused) outside of its cradle, it completely drains. And good luck getting through a marathon on one charge.
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Oddly, the first book I've read in hard copy in ages and ages, shown with at least two of the devices I usually use to read electronic versions (and taken with a rarely used device, as my primary camera is also included in the picture).
Oddly, the first book I've read in hard copy in ages and ages, shown with at least two of the devices I usually use to read electronic versions (and taken with a rarely used device, as my primary camera is also included in the picture).
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Too bad and not amazing
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Today on +Science Friday+Jeff Potter  (author of Cooking for Geeks) reveals the secret to perfectly peeled hard-cooked eggs.
There’s a better way to make hard-boiled eggs—and it doesn’t involve boiling.
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Shoveled the walkway less than three hours ago, and now it looks like this. And no, that isn't a hedge or anything lining the path. It's just a big wall of snow.
Shoveled less than three hours ago, and now it looks like this. And no, that isn't a hedge or anything lining the walkway. It's just a big wall of snow.
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Note to chess board designers: including notation is not necessary, but if you do apply labels, get them right! Think of the children!
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Being an editor makes it hard to get behind some chants, even for the home team. 
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If Microsoft is going to skip Windows 9 and go right to Windows 10, why not go all the way to 11? It's one louder … I mean higher.
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I made the same remark in a meeting. FWIW, the joke going around is "Because 7 8 9."
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Problem: A flimsy, saddle-stapled paper script in the hands of a nine-year-old thespian, already showing extreme signs of wear after only two rehearsals and without ever seeing the ravages lurking ...
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Chelmsford, MA - Cambridge, MA - Santa Rosa, CA - Pittsburgh, PA - Baltimore, MD - Friendswood, TX
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I make books.
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Brian Sawyer is a bibliophile at heart, a book editor by trade, and a book crafter by avocation. His articles on bookbinding and altered books have appeared in Make and Craft magazines, respectively, and he often writes about making books here on his blog, when he’s not busy actually making them.
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  • Duquesne University
  • Friendswood High School
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