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John Robinette
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United Airlines made the right decision. Just not the smart one
How DARE United Airlines drag that poor man, a DOCTOR , with PATIENTS! Did you see the video ? You HAVE to watch the video . OMG, I just can’t stop SMH. You know this is JUST what is wrong with AMERICA. We have lost our RIGHTS! Hasn’t it been fun? The OUTRA...

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I can’t believe I’m going to die. Please pass the peanuts.
My death. It’s been on my mind lately. I turned 50 this past year. Maybe that’s why. My two boys started high school and middle school respectively this past fall. Maybe seeing them grow up so fast is a reminder. I’m coming up on the seven-year milestone of...

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Something for everyone! My Men's NCAA Brackets
In the interest of politicizing everything possible, I decided to make my bracket picks based on party affiliation. That is, I would choose my teams based on the congressional district the school is located in and how it voted in the 2016 Presidential elect...

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Dad-magic
Where scary monsters sometimes reside The sound of crying from the floor below startles me awake. It's 1:12 a.m. as I jump out of bed. My younger son is standing at the bottom of the stairs crying in panic, staring and pointing. The night shadow shapes in s...

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U.S.A.: We can still do shit!
SpaceX launch. Photo from nasa.gov If you missed it, check out the launch of the Space-X rocket from historic launch pad 39A . The final countdown starts at about the 19-minute mark. And watch through minute 30 to see the first stage landing. I was lucky en...

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French fries and daffodils
Lori's dad turned 82 Thursday but yesterday was the first day we could visit. He is in a well-maintained assisted living facility about two hours away. We arrived later than hoped and Lori's dad was in the dining area, back to us, reading a newspaper while ...

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An endless stream of setbacks and disappointments
Today is the worst day. That's my 11-year-old's assessment. The rationale is simple: If a snow day is the best day, then it follows that snow day that doesn't come is, ipso facto, the worst. If you are in the north-east corner of the U.S., or maritime provi...

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Make America Great Again: Representation
I spent 20+ years in the IT industry; first as a software engineer, then as a project manager and director of larger teams. I am now involved with a couple startups—one that focuses on the environment  and leading a healthy and sustainable life, and one tha...

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Lessons from the Super Bowl
For the game, our family of four was joined by two adult friends and two young neighbor friends of our 11-year-old. Eight in total, six rooted for the Falcons and two for the Pats. The 11-year-old Pats' fan was particularly partisan with face paint and a Gr...

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Rooting for the underdog
The other day I walked into a local, independent auto parts store right over the line in D.C. I needed a new car battery. Behind the counter the owner, of Indian-Pakistani heritage, talked into his phone. "I don't know why every pulls against Brady. Look at...
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