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Mar.28.2009
Laura Ruth Barry has taken the first step in her bid for the San Francisco Parkside title. The top-ranked Barry won her opening match Saturday at the J. P. Murphy Playground and Park Open in San Francisco, beating fellow American Sam Barry, who also happens to be her father. In a stunning turn of...
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Mar.26.2009
This year I decided not to invest $20 in the March Madness pool here at HarperCollins, where I work. In light of the tough economic conditions and the erosion of my 401k, I thought it was wiser to invest my money in the jar on top of our home refrigerator. Also, I work for Rupert Murdoch, and I...
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Mar.24.2009
I’ve gotten some great suggestions regarding the pigeon crisis we are facing in the world today (and especially at my house). Consultant Jim Seybert suggests I should scare the pigeons away by playing the harmonica in their vicinity, thus utilizing one of my passions (some might say obsessions) as...
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Mar.22.2009
I don’t know if I can last much longer. My knuckles hurt from banging on the window. My throat is soar from yelling. But no matter what I do, they keep landing on the roof just outside my bedroom window. I know what they are up to out there, cooing at each other, dancing in little circles, carrying...
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Mar.21.2009
The harmonica is the answer. Want to lose weight? Play the harmonica. Dry, chapped skin? You need a harmonica. Broke down and brokenhearted? Let's play the blues. I believe this so passionately that I’ve written a book about it called How to Play the Harmonica, available from Gibbs Smith Publisher...
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Mar.20.2009
"Maybe if we both lived in a different world (Womanizer, womanizer, womanizer, womanizer) It would be all good and maybe I would be your girl But I can’t, ‘cause we don’t, you!"   No, you, Britney Spears.  These lyrics come from the aptly titled Britney song, “Womanizer.” ...
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Mar.17.2009
Every year at this time the police cordon off a city block here in San Francisco’s Financial District in preparation for the all-important celebration of Saint Patrick, who, according to legend, will be the judge of the Irish in the Last Days. The block basically becomes a large frat party, with...
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Mar.15.2009
With the decline of the newspaper industry and the rise of disreputable, untrustworthy news sources (FOX News, Cartoon Network), I feel is my duty as a citizen to prop up the Fourth Estate with this little blog dedicated to Getting the Truth Out. Everyday, unless I forget or am late for work, I...