Fiction…Monday!

Posted Jul 31 2011

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the Midwest Writers’ Workshop, in Muncie, Indiana. It was a great conference and I learned a lot of cool new things, including some great tips on ways to improve my blog that I’ll be incorporating over the coming weeks. I also met bunches of new people […]

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Two Grandmothers

Posted Jul 23 2011

The grandmother I want to be doesn’t get all hung up about nutrition, feeding the kids whatever they want. The grandmother I am makes deals–one piece of candy, and only after you eat some real food. The grandmother I want to be plays Candyland and Mousetrap and Hungry, Hungry Hippos for hours. The grandmother I […]

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Bringing Good Things to Light

Posted Jul 16 2011

General Electric just signed a deal with my hometown to open a research facility here on the grounds of the University of Dayton. The lab, dedicated to electric power research for the aviation industry, will create 30 to 40 jobs in its first year of operation, eventually leading to as many as 200 jobs. Which […]

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Scaling Mt. Debtverest

Posted Jul 11 2011

The above graphs represent our national debt in dollars, and as a percent of GDP. See how the lines are climbing? They look like the East Anglia version of the climate change chart. And the scary thing is, it’s growing like that despite historically low interest rates. What happens when rates go up again? Old […]

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Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Posted Jul 4 2011

Over the long weekend, Old Dog and I cleaned out the basement, along with some other storage areas around the house. (I know what you’re thinking: “If only I could party with the Raisin-Dogs.” Alas, such is the nature of Blogworld that it cannot be.) The plan was to get rid of excess/duplicate/no longer needed […]

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