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Pointless controversy: the new Grinch movie looks like crap on a plate

With Americans so divided in politics these days, let us come together on something we all ought to be able to agree on (but, knowing us, we probably won’t): the new animated Grinch movie that’s coming out is a train … Continue reading

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Christmastime Potpourri

With Christmas coming I’ve been pretty distracted, and so I’ve slacked off again on the blog. Oops. So this post is a bit of everything. To start with, the Friday before last I had a bit of a plumbing disaster. … Continue reading

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Bring on the snow

It’s gray and disgusting outside my window. Widespread rain is pushing through my area. And this is why whenever one of my fellow Syracuse residents says something about how they’re glad it hasn’t snowed yet, I want to slap them. … Continue reading

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Somebody sell me a tree!

I know it’s the end of August, but the time to shop for a Christmas tree is now. I mentioned in an earlier post that I’m in the market again, because last year I was forced to get a new … Continue reading

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The cold that nearly ate Christmas vacation

The night before Christmas Eve, my wife came home with a sore throat. Colds are very bad news in our house, because often we both catch them and when I get a cold, it tends to go to my lungs. … Continue reading

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Christmas vacation on short notice

Christmas is sneaking up on me this year. I’ve been listening to Christmas music of course, and the tree is up, but we’re at less than two weeks now and I still have a lot of shopping to do. It’s … Continue reading

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Poor man’s cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon is a weird spice for me. I like it, but only in moderation. It’s a spice that doesn’t know its place, because it shows up in all kinds of things where it doesn’t belong. Applesauce, for one; oh sure, … Continue reading

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