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David Caven
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The Way It Is
Three weeks. That's how much time is on the clock for Jon Stewart and his version of " The Daily Show ." I confess that I got a little caught up in the hype of David Letterman's retirement a couple of months back. It struck a chord with my nostalgia nerve. ...
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Heroic Measures
Superman never made any money from saving the world from Solomon Grundy - Superman's Song - Crash Test Dummies Have you priced a Fortress of Solitude lately? Even in less-than-hospitable locales like the the arctic, it's still real estate and they cost a pr...
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Please Wait
Aaron Paul, star of " Breaking Bad " and my son's favorite video game movie, "Need For Speed ," would like all of us to ask our personal automated assistant to divide by zero. It sounds like a pretty fun idea. It's a lot like when we were asked to ask our p...
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What Are You Looking For?
For many years, my son and I would take just about any opportunity to wander through a toy store together. Most of the time our point of non-purchase was Toys R Us. Those great big warehouses with aisle after aisle of neatly stacked boxes full of potential ...
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Just Say No - Really?
Somewhere in the wilds of the Great White North is a house that must be terribly difficult to heat. What with all those great big windows. It's a glass house, and the mailbox out front says "Palin." This might explain why the estate's matriarch was so very ...
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It's The Law
Be magnanimous in victory and gracious in
defeat. That's what we try and teach to our children. We call this "being
a good sport." It's not exactly what Winston Churchill proposed: "In
war: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace:...
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To Do
It's summertime. I know this because I changed the calendar page to July the other day. It's also after my birthday, the traditional and somewhat scientific start to the season: the solstice. It's also about time for me to start feeling this vacation thing....
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Let Freedom Ring
Freedom
of the press. Freedom of speech. Freedom of assembly. Freedom from reality.
Former governor of Arkansas Mike " Slappin' Da
Bass " Huckabee would like right thinking
Americans to exercise some of those rights.   Governor
Mike suggests civil disobedie...
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Poor Little Rich Boy
That's how they used to refer to Richie Rich : The Poor Little Rich Boy. I never felt that sorry for the kid. He had a girlfriend, Gloria . He had a dog, Dollar , and an expressly loyal butler, Cadbury . And his parents weren't gunned down by Joe Chill . Su...
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Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?
I have, in the past, related a story about my somewhat misguided attraction to the Nazi flag and its army, way back in the fifth grade. This came from a pretty steady diet of World War II movies and Hogan's Heroes. The Luftwaffe and Panzer tanks and the Bli...
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Dignified Response
Another day, another big
Supreme Court decision. This time it was Gay Marriage. Feel free at this point
to move about this great country of ours and marry whomever you would like.
With access to affordable health care and the right to bear arms. It's all so...
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Just Say No - Really?
Somewhere in the wilds of the Great White North is a house that must be terribly difficult to heat. What with all those great big windows. It's a glass house, and the mailbox out front says "Palin." This might explain why the estate's matriarch was so very ...
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    BA Creative Writing, 1982 - 1989
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    educator, 1997 - present
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