Monthly Archives: February 2011

No such thing as a free lunch?

I have lunch with a good friend once a week, and we have started a new challenge. We are going to try to eat for free every week. Now, that doesn’t mean getting the whole meal for free, but we … Continue reading

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A little Malcolm, A little Starbucks

Today was the anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination. People have been remembering him all day. Malcolm X was a tremendous speaker and activist, but I think what moved many people even more was his change from Black Nationalism to an … Continue reading

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Hello, My Name Is…

Don’t you hate calling tech support? No one likes it, but what I really hate is when you call for support, you reach someone with a distinct Indian accent, and then she tells you her name is Monica or Jane … Continue reading

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The Consequences of Omissons

I didn’t do a good job of taking care of myself last week and got sick. It’s not the best excuse for failing to write on my blog, but it will have to do. There were things I could have … Continue reading

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Valentines Day!

Ok, so I skipped writing on Valentines day. Sue me. It was great, though! Lots of people have hard time on Valentines day. They struggle to get the right gifts, to spend the right amount of money, to buy the … Continue reading

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Dulcinea

We have a rather large snake. She is a red-tailed boa named Dulcinea. She came to us in like most of our pets, as a rescue. I walked into the pet store one day, and one of the clerks was … Continue reading

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Language Pet Peeve #3: Run-on sentences.

There are only two ways to join sentences together. 1) a comma and a coordinating conjunction (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) 2) a semicolon. Anything else is wrong! Coordinating conjunction example: The crowds protested for the ouster of … Continue reading

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