Category Archives: Stuff

HUH?

Wait, Prince won the Super Bowl? I didn’t even know he had a baseball team. I gotta get out more.

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KING ME

Naturally, there’s a whole slew of things I’d do, if ever I obtained unquestioned plenary power over the world and all its machinations. The list is well nigh endless. But, just for today, I’d settle for the power to call … Continue reading

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CURSE YOU WAL-MART!

I have quite the love/hate relationship with my chosen profession, as some of you know. I’ve been a teacher for 14 years now, and all of those years have been here in the same small suburban town. The frustrations of … Continue reading

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RANDOM PLAYLIST OF THE WEEK

Pulling Mussels From A Shell – Squeeze Why Can’t You Be Nicer To Me – White Stripes Comanche – The Revels Kill The Poor – Dead Kennedys Fat Cat Keeps Getting Fatter – Squirrel Nut Zippers Pretty Vacant – Sex … Continue reading

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UHHHH…..

Greetings to the individual who dropped by this blog after typing “scam” ‘England” “Lucy Ball” into their friendly neighborhood search engine. At the risk of sounding less than modest, let me also point out that I was the first listing. … Continue reading

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ANTI-RESOLUTIONS FOR 2007

As is my tradition, I will make no resolutions about what I’m going to do in the new year, rather, because it just seems to work out better for me, I will resolve not to do the following things: I … Continue reading

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FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

I reccomend the following story to you not because I’m a Luddite, but because I’m a fan of contrarian, outside-the-box thinking: School Shuns Tech, Teaches Fountain Pen from PhysOrg.com (AP) — In this age of cell phones, text messages and … Continue reading

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WHO LOVES AMERICA MORE THAN ME?

Nooooooobody.

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SHORT FICTION

Here are two links, to short pieces of original fiction I’m not entirely unhappy with. Enjoy (but if you will, send me honest criticisms as well. I can take it). Mr. Peregrin Goes To Washington Salinger’s Postman

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GOOD LINE

One of my students wrote a killer line in a story the other day: “I’m lost – likeĀ I fell from the sky and landed on my life”. I thought it was fairly brilliant. At very least, not bad for a … Continue reading

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DISCOURAGEMENT

Discouragement is an affliction of the well-fed and free, and thus not due much sympathy in the grand scheme of things. It’s not quite as frivolous as mere annoyance, and not nearly as grave as hopelessness. It’s just something that … Continue reading

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

To live a holy life does not mean to live a sinless life. Saint Thomas, we are told, went to confession very frequently, as was the custom of his day, especially before celebrating the Holy Mass. To live a holy … Continue reading

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THIS MADE ME LAUGH

Fr. Hamilton bringin’ the funny, over at Catholic Ragemonkey.

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MARK SHEA, SOOPER GENIUS

Mark Shea is one of the few people I know who can reach down the throat of a typical hollywood tabloid scandal and come out with a profound truth about human nature and basic theology. Enjoy a snippet, and do … Continue reading

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What I Do During The Summer

Contrary to popular belief among my friends and family, I categorically do not “sit around and do nothing all summer”. Here’s a brief list of my summer activities: Looking for jobs. I have a lead on a part time tutoring … Continue reading

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WHICH IS MOST WORRISOME?

Which of the following things should be a cause for alarm? (feel free to pick more than one) That I spent the afternoon watching Spinal Tap? That I became obsessed over identifying the soccer jersey worn by Harry Shearer in … Continue reading

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HMMMM…..

You know, I’ve occasionally thought about being a private home-school teacher; now that it seems like it’s becoming a trend, it may be time to take action. I read this in the NY Times today: In what is an elite … Continue reading

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2,751,588

According to Alexa.com, this blog is the 2,751,588th most popular website in the internet. Sweeeeeeeeeet…….

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HE WON’T WIN, BUT HE SHOULD

Bob Waldrop is running for mayor of Oklahoma City. He’s not going to win. I know this because he has all the qualities that disqualify a person from holding public office in this country: common sense, integrity, and an heart … Continue reading

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DAVETOWN: THE WIKI

Go visit my Wiki. “But, Dave, what’s a wiki?” I hear some of you cry. Well, it’s a webpage that anyone can edit. So, go visit, leave a comment, picture, word of wisdom, or whatever. But be nice, and don’t … Continue reading

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