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Vacation (#1) 2012 – First Half

First a quick life update – I left ADM 3 months ago and am now working for McCormick & Company in South Bend, IN. That is all. Our summer vacation was pretty fantastic. After swimming at my parents’ place and … Continue reading

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Drat and double drat

I thought maybe I could fix it, but it looks like I’ve definitely lost close to 5 years’ worth of posts. So here’s a quick summary of the last 56 or so months: two more children (a boy and a … Continue reading

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Keeps you buying what they feed you / makes you hungry and broken / and honey that’s no way to live

An Austin radio station (KVRX) has put up four songs from a Zookeeper concert for download. Needless to say I’ve been listening to them pretty much nonstop the past 10 days since I found them, and working on deciphering lyrics … Continue reading

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Eine Ansagung

The more observant among you may have noticed a change in the “About Me” section recently. If not, feel free to try and spot it now. Find it yet? I recently marked the end of my 29th year and embarked … Continue reading

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This is what I was up to this time last year. From now until July, when the 4yo turns 5, the ages of my kids are 4, 3, 2, and 1. Number five is not, as far as we know, … Continue reading

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Time to join a militia. . .

I hate taxes. I love buying out-of-state schtuff over the internet and not paying sales tax. While I knew that the states wouldn’t put up with “losing” money forever (if you can lose something that really isn’t yours to begin … Continue reading

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Jars of Clay live

We (all of us) went to see Jars of Clay at the street festival that our town puts on each year. Aside from it being a really weak crowd — that’s not to say that there weren’t a lot of … Continue reading

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Backward-thinking? Okay, whatever. . .

From an article in The Economist on the world’s perception of America: “American conservatives, says Anatole Lieven, of the Carnegie Endowment, a Washington think-tank, are backward-looking, nostalgic for a supposedly golden age in the 1950s; they are defensive, believing that … Continue reading

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Aww, nuts

Well, I had always hoped that New Hall would still be New Hall when Jacob, Jeremy and myself would be able to donate enough to RHIT to get it named after us: Ansari-Showalter-Stoltzfus Hall, sort of like Baur-Sames-Bogart (BSB), except, … Continue reading

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If a white conservative Senator said this about a (currently hypothetical) black leftist Supreme Court justice, there would be an uproar. CNN, for one, didn’t seem to have any problem with it.

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