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my life fits surprisingly well into boxes

I’m trying to pack for my very impending move. Maybe it’s the tryptophan, but I have found it very hard to motivate myself. Plus, it seems I possess a crapload of clothing, accessories, and shoes. But, I have gotten most of it packed. The trick now will be to fit as [...]

the rumor mill

Apparently I had forgotten the full power of a small town rumor mill. Since leaving the small town where I grew up to move on to college, I had managed to distance myself from it. Of course in the last four or five years I’ve caught bits and pieces of my so-called life [...]

differences

Sometimes I think about how much different my life would be if I wasn’t a ‘farm girl.’ Or if I didn’t live in the arctic. I have so many experiences that a so-called ‘city kid’ will never have. Of course, they have their share that I will never understand. Perhaps my [...]

Apparently today is lambast Mr. Stone day

I’ll admit that perhaps I’m picking on Mr. Stone. And, really, it’s in quite a cowardly way. If I had any chutzpah at all, I would actually write a reply to The Rapid City Journal. Regardless, it does ease my mind to vent my irritation. The US steel industry is a [...]

Bill Stone, international man of ignorance

This is not the first time the Stone man, with his infinite ignorance, has made it into an entry of my humble weblog. I think the letter alone speaks for itself.
Eskimo health care
Following the World War II baby boom, Americans made a seismic cultural shift, substituting possessions for children, resulting in an aging population [...]

#2 pencils only please

The line: “It’s the US against the world in a winner takes all match.”
The possible answers in multiple choice fashion:
(a) the latest spin on US foreign policy as spewing from the Bush Administration think tank
(b) the new US policy on environmental resources use.
(c) the ad line for the President’s Cup

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or things that are bothering me right now:

The assumption that the middle tier of states (I refrained from using the term ‘midwest.’ That term has apparently been hijacked and means ’sort of midwest, but really just next to the eastern seaboard.’) contains a bunch of uncultured, conservative farmers. Ugh. I can’t even [...]

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Dreams

To live in a bike friendlier world. To create the greatest collection of fabulous shoes ever assembled. To see a viable third party in US politics. To get local Rio team riders to acknowledge existence on road.

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