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Z Bicyclist
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Social media shaming
As an example of social media shaming , a friend posted this on Facebook this evening: Now I don't like Trump either, but this bit of syndicated shaming from Occupy Democrats isn't likely to improve the political dialogue at all. And we all know that Republ...
As an example of social media shaming, a friend posted this on Facebook this evening: Now I don't like Trump either, but this bit of syndicated shaming from Occupy Democrats isn't likely to improve the political dialogue at...
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Politics as unusual, 2016
For Lent, I decided to give up political posting on Facebook.  No posts, no liking other posts, no comments on the political posts of others, no matter how much they need my advice ;) This has been a hard vow to keep. But I keep reminding myself that with a...
For Lent, I decided to give up political posting on Facebook. No posts, no liking other posts, no comments on the political posts of others, no matter how much they need my advice ;) This has been a hard vow to keep. But I k...
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Looks like daughter #2 turned out OK

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Cheap time filler takes over media.
In a way, this is a golden age of publishing and the free press. "Freedom of the press" only meant you were free if you had a press. Now everybody does.  If I want to self-publish a book, I can so that easily at sites like Smashwords.  I can put this blog o...
In a way, this is a golden age of publishing and the free press. "Freedom of the press" only meant you were free if you had a press. Now everybody does. If I want to self-publish a book, I can so that easily at sites like Sm...
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Intermission time at Illinois pension theatre
In our last episode,  http://www.truncatedthoughts.com/2015/05/another-act-coming-to-illinois-pension.html   the Illinois Supreme Court had just struck down the pension agreement the legislature had pieced together. This was no surprise.  That legislation w...
In our last episode, http://www.truncatedthoughts.com/2015/05/another-act-coming-to-illinois-pension.html the Illinois Supreme Court had just struck down the pension agreement the legislature had pieced together. This was no...
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Both the Bible and the Koran contain terrible passages reasonable people ignore
These Dutch pranksters took a bible and disguised it as a Koran and then had people read passages .  The reactions are predictable. It's worth 3 minutes of your time to watch the video  using the link at the Friendly Atheist blog. This is a bible we don't r...
These Dutch pranksters took a bible and disguised it as a Koran and then had people read passages. The reactions are predictable. It's worth 3 minutes of your time to watch the video using the link at the Friendly Atheist bl...
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Shame versus Guilt
A Facebook friend posted a link to David Brooks article on The Shame Culture.  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/15/opinion/the-shame-culture.html?mwrsm=Facebook&_r=0 Brooks is publicizing an argument made by Andy Crouch in Christianity Today . " From online b...
A Facebook friend posted a link to David Brooks article on The Shame Culture. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/15/opinion/the-shame-culture.html?mwrsm=Facebook&_r=0 Brooks is publicizing an argument made by Andy Crouch in Chr...
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Top 10 reasons my daughter (and I) are both better than Santa
In 2008, I wrote the post below , waiting for my daughter to come home from college for Christmas. Now I'm waiting for her and her husband to drive in from Vermont, but the sentiment is still the same (and my daughter has responded in kind).  Merry Christma...
In 2008, I wrote the post below, waiting for my daughter to come home from college for Christmas. Now I'm waiting for her and her husband to drive in from Vermont, but the sentiment is still the same (and my daughter has resp...
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Providence, Permissions, and Probability
This is a work in progress, but I want to get some thoughts
down. A traditional Christian view is that things in the world
occur according to God’s providence. Here's a theological   definition :   Providence   is the means by which   God directs all things...
This is a work in progress, but I want to get some thoughts down. A traditional Christian view is that things in the world occur according to God’s providence. Here's a theological definition: Providence is the means b...
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Lynching headlines
Jay Leno isn't doing "Headlines" on the Tonight Show any more.  He's missing the all-too-abundant headlines involving Attorney General Lynch, such as Chicago Tribune, Wednesday December 16, 2015 page A17
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Political pretending, pandering
Yes, we're all in a panic. We're afraid of mass shootings, or just being shot by a stray bullet, period. That's pretty understandable. Part of this is watching too much TV news. Now that I've moved into a condo and joined the fitness center next door, I oft...
Yes, we're all in a panic. We're afraid of mass shootings, or just being shot by a stray bullet, period. That's pretty understandable. Part of this is watching too much TV news. Now that I've moved into a condo and joined the...
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McMansions and long term housing appreciation
For years, baby boomers were urged to buy housing. In the long run, it's cheaper than renting, and that was true, and likely is true for most people who are staying in the same place for a long time. But we also heard housing was a good investment. And, in ...
For years, baby boomers were urged to buy housing. In the long run, it's cheaper than renting, and that was true, and likely is true for most people who are staying in the same place for a long time. But we also heard housing...
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This is a Dunkin Donuts / Baskin Robbins combination in a strip mall. If you been to other ones, you've been here. One difference is they have a balloon animal artist on some Saturday mornings -- nice for the kids.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Classic ice cream stand. An efficiently run family business that gives you good value for the dollar. I like the shakes, myself, which seem right out of the 50s..
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
This was closed when I went through this area in 2005, and there is no contact information given in this Google listing from 2014 so it may still be closed. If others have more recent info, please provide it. If this place is actually open, it likely deserves more than one star -- and my apologies to the operator.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Very Good gyros and hot dogs (haven't tried other items). I'd recommend the slaw as a side dish -- you get a good sized serving for the money. The Homer's ice cream is a delight. The decor is outdated, but OK.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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A well-organized family firm. Everything about our move [August 2015] was professional and on time (we had the first move of the day). Difficult items (piano, grandfather clock) were handled with care. Total cost was a bit under estimate.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
This restaurant is permanently closed, and the space is now a Dunkin Donuts.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I have stayed here on both my GAP trips and recommend it highly. Right on the GAP trail, food and a bike shop half a block away (Trailside Inn, bike shop below, Rite Aid drug store close), view of the Yough River, garage to store bikes in, attentive owners, fine breakfast, easy parking, great rooms with recent plumbing.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago