Due for a Refund

All being a dad takes "is a few minutes"? Man, I have been overpaying for years. I hope they credit my account for the extra--I could use that time to learn the sousaphone or something.

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A Stroll Down 1st Ave.

My friend Caitlin Burke and I have a Seattle photo essay in The Morning News today. Also: posts everyday this week on defective yeti! You can take that to the bank. And we all know how reliable banks are, these days.

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Most Popular Halloween Costume 2009

Ya heard it here first: Oh shut up, you so totally know I'm right. This is going to be so big it'll be like the love child of the Joker and Palin costumes from 2008. Small groups of dedicated but tasteless college students are even now rehearsing their choreographed Thriller dance.

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There’s No Page Like Home

Mimi Smartypants--author, national treasure, and blogger since the Taft Administration--has moved off Diaryland and onto her own domain: mimismartypants.com. Ever since I set up the Infinite Summer website I have been in a Wordpress frenzy, and poor Mimi sort of got caught in the whirlwind. Having completed that redesign (which consisted mostly of M. Smartypants sending emails like "Please make

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Bailin’ Palin

I love that Sarah Palin peppered her resignation speech with applause lines:If I have learned one thing: LIFE is about choices! And one chooses how to react to circumstances. You can choose to engage in things that tear down, or build up. I choose to work very hard on a path for fruitfulness and productivity. I choose NOT to tear

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