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Alaska

(first East, and then) North to Alaska!

Spring is in the air, and you know what that means: time to move.  I’ve moved pretty much every spring since I was 18 years old.  Now that I’m getting to be an old codger at 27, you would think that I would slow down and stay in one place for longer, but perish the […]

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Autobiography

Horsemen of the Esophagus

The title has nothing to do with what I am going to write about, but it is the title of an article on competitive eating in the May issue of Atlantic Monthly. I will not go into detail about the article, but I like it. So read it. Cherish it. And be glad you’re an […]

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Autobiography

Hurling Balls at Pins and Dancing

Regent’s second annual “Bowling Ball” was last night. What a relief it is to dress up like a fool and go hang out with your friends who are also dressed like fools. My own outfit was somewhat toned down, compared to what I’ve worn in the past to such functions. Is it because I’m getting […]

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Church

Crashing the Service

A funny thing happened in church last Sunday morning. . . The pastor had just begun his sermon when there was a small bang, and then a louder bang coming from the back of the sanctuary. I was in the front, so I couldn’t hear or see clearly what had happened, but it sounded too […]