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Scott Baio, Oy!

Jun 22, 2016

The life and times of a forgettable person:

This week Baio went from obscure trivia answer to national laughing stock when he appeared on Fox Business to float the idea that President Obama is a secret Muslim whose “end game” is to “totally eliminate the United States as it was created.” Baio’s evidence for...

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Compund Bows

Jun 20, 2016

I haven't seen Joe the Plumber much lately, but he came to my workplace unannounced today. "I want you to take care of my two compound bows, and thirteen arrows," he said. "Worth $2,000!" When I asked him why he wanted me to hold them rather than stori...

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No Ground Game

Jun 20, 2016

By Trump effectively deciding against running a ground game for the Fall election, and continuing to rely on free media, I'm reminded of the Bush Administration's refusal to commit more troops to Iraq, particularly due to the influence of Mr. Shock-and...

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Two Chittering Raccoons Watching From Above

Jun 20, 2016

Bella shows poor sense of when to cross streets. I keep trying to teach her the importance of looking both ways first, but it's unclear if the message is getting through.Last night, a train crossed Broadway just as we got there. I decided to let Bella ...

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DMTC’s "The Music Man" – Tuesday Night, Tech Week, 6/14/16

Jun 20, 2016
DMTC’s "The Music Man" – Tuesday Night, Tech Week, 6/14/16

I've had few good opportunities as Stage Manager for "The Music Man" to get photos, but I did get a few of Tuesday night Tech Week rehearsal:

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Chih-Weenie

Jun 19, 2016

Today, I cut dead wood out of the back yard's tree canopy and watered plants. Bella helped with the watering part by attacking the stream of water coming out of the hose, but it was frustrating work, because all she got was wet.Some of the piles of tra...

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Busy Weekend Stage Managing DMTC’s "The Music Man"

Jun 19, 2016
Busy Weekend Stage Managing DMTC’s "The Music Man"

(Photo by Karen Karoly.)

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Segment of Disney’s Cartoon About Geometry and the Golden Rectangle

Jun 19, 2016


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Glass Block Walls

Jun 19, 2016
Glass Block Walls


Kelvinator House (also known as Raabe House), Albuquerque, NM, 1938.

I was quite struck in "Better Call Saul" by their design team's widespread use of glass block and glass block walls. Sometimes there are just a few glass blocks; sometimes many. Sometimes (like the scene at Chuck and Jimmy's mom's bedside) the...

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Donald Trump’s Insult List

Jun 19, 2016

Wow, even Ronda Rousey is on the list (and she fights back).

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