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The Colbert Temptation...
While I'm ruining comedy by over-analyzing it, I'll turn to Stephen Colbert. Now, I haven't caught much of his show since he's taken over the 11:30 CBS spot. I watched and enjoyed his Comedy Central show when I lived in the Central Time Zone, though I did h...

Not quite in time for Lent, it's version 1.1 of my Alexa Prayer Buddy skill, now with the Divine Mercy Chaplet!

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Thinking Too Hard About the Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory has been on for 10 years now, and has spent the last 5 being the #1 rated scripted show on network television, which doesn't mean what it used to mean, but is still something. Despite (or, as this discussion may demonstrate, because of) ...

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Great Strides 2017
Starting to get closer to Spring, time to start thinking about registering for a Great Strides Walk. We'll be walking in the Seattle walk from the Space Needle on May 21. You can join us here

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The Clinton Team's Shit Didn't Work in the General Election
Yes! It's another MBB sports-politics analogy post! When questioned about his Oakland A's lack of postseason success, Billy Beane famously remarked, "My shit doesn't work in the playoffs," There's a couple messages one could take from this statement: The ba...

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Working the Refs....
I don't recall exactly when the term "working the refs" entered the lexicon of sports, but the first coach I recall employing the tactic beyond simple complaining about close calls that didn't go his way was Phil Jackson. Again, this may be a little hazy, b...

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Tonight I climb this building (56 floors, 1120 steps) to raise money to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis, the genetic disease that my daughter Meagan has.

I'm still a few hundred dollars short of my goal. Will you help put us over the top?

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The danger of Trump
Scott Alexander wrote a piece entitled " You're Still Crying Wolf " about how some of the reaction to Trump's election have been counter-productive. Alexander endorsed Hillary Clinton , and I didn't, but I'm inclined to agree with Ross Douthat's (who also n...

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My Pledge
I understand that for many people, the results of last night's election are scary. Though I would have preferred a different outcome, they are not so for me , but I recognize that is at least partly due to my position of privilege. Given that, I was to stat...

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Why I Care About Email Server Management
Please see my  election disclaimer post . A regular feature of Matthew Ygelsias's Twitter feed has been referring to the controversy around Hillary Clinton's email server as "email server management," e.g. suggesting that the only people who would be concer...
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