Monthly Archives: December 2010

Solitary New Year’s Eve

It is New Year’s Eve, and I sit alone in dim silence. Outside my window, the world writhes in pagan celebration. Champagne drips like honey from the lips of weak-chinned revelry makers and low women undulate their abdomens in jubilation … Continue reading

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Hail, Hail, Euphoria! by Roy Blount, Jr.

I recently wasted a few hours reading Hail, Hail, Euphoria: Duck Soup, the Greatest War Movie Ever Made by the humorist Roy Blount, Jr. The best thing I can say for it is that it’s pretty short. The book is … Continue reading

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2010 Music Wrapup

Music is a magical elixer that strengthens the bones of children and makes goats of a certain inclination rub themselves in forbidden ecstacy. Yet 2010 has been only a mildly entertaining year for me as far as new music is … Continue reading

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Lincoln at Cooper Union by Harold Holzer

During my Christmas break, I’ve had the pleasure of cruising through Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President by noted Lincoln historian Harold Holzer. Lincoln’s famous speech at Cooper Union in Manhattan in February, 1860 is … Continue reading

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Dome Down!

Our precious Metrodome, the Jewel of the Mississippi, has been deflated! Following last weekend’s blizzard, the Dome’s teflon roof was breeched and collapsed in a manner ominously similar to the Vikings season itself. It was as if the spirits of … Continue reading

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Retreat Time

In a few short moments, I’ll be leaving to chaperone a middle school retreat. For 36 hours, I will be tasked with patrolling the hormonal, irrational impulses of 7th graders and minimizing property damage done to the remote campsite we’re … Continue reading

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