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Eric Rasmussen
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We Moved!
Blogger has been fantastic, but the time came to upgrade and put together a something a little more professional looking. And sometimes it's just fun to create something new. So, head over to... theotherericrasmussen.com ... for all of the old blog posts in...
We Moved!
We Moved!
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My Kids and Governor Walker
Outside Wisconsin's Capitol In 1992, our school held a mock election. All the students voted, and some got to be poll workers. The newspaper sent a reporter who asked the obvious question of all the middle schoolers, the one forbidden at the actual polls be...
My Kids and Governor Walker
My Kids and Governor Walker
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MFA Take-Aways
My masters dorm room Some people say earning an
MFA is a necessary part of pursuing writing as a profession. The practice and
study facilitated by a university will provide significantly better results
than any programs of improvement writers might try to a...
MFA Take-Aways
MFA Take-Aways
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My 15-16
I. Occasionally we see freshmen boys who haven’t made
it through puberty by the time they reach our building. As if high school isn’t
challenging enough, these guys stand feet shorter than their classmates, with
kid voices and skinny arms that look painfull...
My 15-16
My 15-16
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The Classic Wisconsin Spring Break
Spring break in Wisconsin starts with a spirited round of "When you wanna leave?" Departure times and travel arrangements create anxiety for all vacationers, but up north it's worse, because there's always some sort of weather coming. In late March, there's...
The Classic Wisconsin Spring Break
The Classic Wisconsin Spring Break
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What I Would Have Lost If My Computer Had Actually Died Last Week
My wife handed me my laptop. I opened the screen, and the backlight came on, but nothing else. I restarted the device, then again, then again. I held all the combinations of buttons the internet recommended, and held my breath, and repeated the mantra of al...
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On the Achievement of My 100th Literary Journal Rejection
In 1955, a struggling actor in Los Angeles got a job driving a cab. This allowed him to work at night, and still go out on auditions during the day. Cab drivers in Hollywood must meet all sorts of famous and influential people, and one afternoon this partic...
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The Most Wisconsin Weekend Possible
Over Valentine's weekend, a polar air mass wafted down from Canada, which allowed us one of our few opportunities to feel smug and superior. Over on the east coast, temperatures dropped below zero. This deserved evening news headlines and serious-faced warn...
The Most Wisconsin Weekend Possible
The Most Wisconsin Weekend Possible
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Three Totally Inappropriate Episodes, or Beware the Radio
I. Eighth grade art - Mosaic Elephant , 1993 Eighth grade isn't all bad. I know we've all collectively agreed that middle school is the most awkward and awful time of life, and, no doubt, my thirteenth-into-fourteenth year of existence contained plenty to s...
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Like Always, the Answer is 80's Toy Commercials
Two weeks after Christmas, the verdict is in. We failed. Once again, for the seventh year in a row, my wife and I did not succeed in giving our children any gifts that held their attention longer than two weeks. All the wrapped boxes earned plenty of excite...
Like Always, the Answer is 80's Toy Commercials
Like Always, the Answer is 80's Toy Commercials
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