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Department of Shameless Commercialism: Nashville Edition

Boy, thanks to the photo editor at the NYT for the softballs this morning.  Please don’t keep them coming. What a charming illustration of Nashville in the travel section’s 36 Hours In … feature.  Nashville, apparently, a place so hip … Continue reading

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Balloon Boy Therapy Fund

One of the many joys of not having cable television? I didn’t hear about balloon boy until the balloon had landed, so I didn’t waste any time watching what did appear to be a Jiffy-Pop pan on steroids careening about … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Killed My Happiness

As a child, I always participated in the library’s summer reading program.  The details are fuzzy, but the program was somewhat competitive.  The incentive of being able to stick a construction paper star with the number of books I’d read, … Continue reading

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