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Sep.15.2008
Okay Governor Palin!  We assigned you a book to report on, didn't we?Yes, Miss Gibbons, you sure did! Did I mention I am from Alaska? Oh yes, ma'am, several times. Okay, so the book I assigned was Dicey's Song. Let's start off with this: what is Dicey's song, Governor Palin?Oh, there's so many...
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Sep.14.2008
For David Foster Wallace     Wait     Wait, for now. Distrust everything, if you have to. But trust the hours. Haven't they carried you everywhere, up to now? Personal events will become interesting again. Hair will become interesting. Pain will become interesting. Buds that...
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Sep.11.2008
The day it happened, I was going to clean my kitchen. I wasn't working, and I was going to get up early and give my kitchen a good cleaning. I woke up to hear my mother starting to get ready for work. I could tell it was going to be a beautiful day. It had been a good summer weather wise, not too...
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Sep.10.2008
My interview with Olivia went like this:JKG: Olivia, what did you think what Senator Obama said about a pig with lipstick is still a pig?Olivia: I don't mind. I am a pig. I'm also six.JKG: So you weren't offended?Olivia: Uh-uh. JKG: What do you think of Governor Palin, Olivia? Olivia: She's pretty...
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Sep.10.2008
   Try To Praise The Mutilated World   Try to praise the mutilated world. Remember June's long days, and wild strawberries, drops of wine, the dew. The nettles that methodically overgrow the abandoned homesteads of exiles. You must praise the mutilated world. You watched the stylish...
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Sep.09.2008
I was in a DSS math class thirteen years ago. I took the class at my community college, where I was probably spending too much time. I had a deep fear I was never going to be able to go to a regular college, so I wanted to take all the english classes I could.  I was twenty-three and math had been...
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Sep.08.2008
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She was born at the end of summer in Moose Lake, Minnesota. Her parents were still newlyweds when she was born. When Floyd found out Thora was in labor, he ran over to a shop and bought a baseball, a bat, and a glove. The nurse looked at him holding all those things and told him: "Mr. Cobb, it...
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Sep.05.2008
  November is two months away, and I have started to think about my NaNoWriMo novel. I know the basic plot, and I'm seeing the characters in my head. Here is my challenge, however: Should I do an outline or not?             You see, I was never an Outline Girl. I always wrote and wrote and wrote...
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Sep.04.2008
  I don't know about you, Gentle Readers, but I need a break from politics. Too much talking from both sides makes my head hurt. So let's chat about something else. I know! How about the fact I got a new cell phone!             I should make a confession that I don't like cell phones very much....
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Sep.03.2008
Here's an Amy Goodman update. Susan Browne blogged about her today as well. Call to Action on Behalf of DN! Journalists Facing Charges for Reporting on the Republican National Convention   >Share delicio.us digg facebook newsvine reddit slashdot stumbleupon   Today it...
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Sep.03.2008
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              I saw The Red Balloon for the first time in years. It's finally on DVD and it's beautiful. In case you don't know the story, it's about a little boy named Pascal, who's walking to school one day when he sees a red balloon tied up on a pole. Intrigued, he climbs up the pole and gets...
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Sep.02.2008
              It was December the last time I visited my middle school. I had a doctor's appointment a block away. It was the end of the semester and I was out of my mind tired. I had just survived a terrible class, a class I had to leave at the end of the semester because I believed that if I...
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Sep.01.2008
  Okay Gentle Readers. Yes, I'm doing two political blogs in a row, but here's why. Amy Goodman was arrested yesterday. For what? Doing her job.             For those of you that don't know who Amy Goodman is, let me tell you about her. Seven years ago after 9/11 there were times I just didn't want...
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Sep.01.2008
              Sheesh! You take a couple of days off, and a lot of stuff happens. Let's get caught up.             Yes Gentle Readers, history was made with the second vice presidential woman candidate named Sarah Palin. It didn't take me long to get irritated with a lot of what they said in the...
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Aug.28.2008
It's too hot to think, Gentle Readers, so I'm taking Labor Day weekend off to loaf, write, and see movies. However, I can't forget that tonight-no matter which party you belong to-history was made. And it was freaking great. Keep cool.   Speech to the Young : Speech to the Progress-Toward...
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