My Little Town Tuesday: Heads Will Roll

Posted Jan 31 2012

Last week in the Dayton Daily News, my old company announced another round of layoffs–75 people of the remaining 612. Sometimes it’s nice to have already gotten the ax. (Pictorial beheading courtesy of Dave Wells, GIMPer extraordinaire.)

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Fiction Friday: What Makes a Great Love Story?

Posted Jan 27 2012

As warned, I’m going to spend a few weeks deconstructing the Twilight saga and trying to understand what made it so compelling. In all the really great love stories I’ve ever read, the hero had the following characteristics:o Richo Attractive to women (in the same way that cocaine is attractive to addicts)o Is prepared to […]

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Third Annual Toddler New Year’s Eve Party

Posted Jan 24 2012

(Better late than never….) The plan was for the boys to sleep upstairs under Old Dog’s supervision while the girls bedded down on the first floor, with me on the couch. After yelling at the boys to settle down and go to sleep, Old Dog dozed off, only to awaken to the following whispered conversation: […]

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Fiction Friday: The Twilight Zone

Posted Jan 20 2012

When Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer, became a bestseller back in 2005, I had no real desire to read it. I didn’t care for Young Adult fiction even when I was a Young Adult, and a love affair between a human girl and an ageless vampire struck me as a particularly silly concept. Beyond that, I’d […]

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