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Happy Columbus Day!

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Monday/Memeday: Pooh

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Star Wars Day: May The Fourth Be With You

I’m a Trek guy myself, but I just found out about the “Star Wars Day” thing and I think it’s a real hoot.  Star Wars has always been a problem for me–from plot points and set pieces clearly calculated to … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: Delmore Schwartz

Short of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, I have a hard time thinking of another prominent English-language poet for whom I’d seem to have less interest than Delmore Schwartz.  You’ll note I said “seem.”  Something about this guy consistently strikes at my … Continue reading

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Exhausting, But Damn Fine Weekend Part 2: Concert

We had yet another trip to Pittsburgh in store for us Saturday–my fourth in a row, as I’d been in the suburbs Wednesday to help my mom pick out and negotiate for a new car–a long but unexpectedly pleasant experience … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Update–

It’s Valentine’s Day.  Give someone a kiss. We got hit with about 5 inches of snow yesterday, after meteorologists promised 1-3, the bastards–I’ve got a rant coming about them!  Early dismissals for Mrs. Junk and the Junkettes, and the postponement … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Gifts

Beginning with full disclosure: historically speaking, I’ve always failed at this one–at least, that’s the attitude I take into it.  Some guys are angling for surprise, acrobatic sexual compensation for their Valentine’s triumphs, but I’m just holding my breath and … Continue reading

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Only One Shopping Week Until Valentine’s Day

I never do a great job with this one, I suppose the right gift idea falls somewhere between a house plant and some ridiculous lingerie.  Any ideas?

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My Favorite Christmas Recordings # 21 Elvis Presley: If Every Day Was Like Christmas

Bitter, cynical, and borderline misanthropic for most of the year, I reform for the holiday season and from mid-November to the last minute of Epiphany I’m all about the season.  Readers of Old Road Apples will find themselves under a … Continue reading

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