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2010 is about to become a thing of the past, and as such, it is time to review my successes and failures from the previous year. It’s wasn’t my best showing by resolution standards. I successfully completed 7 of my 16 resolutions and made considerable progress on two others. Not great. Here are the final…

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I watched three movies over the course of the last two days. Here is my brief summation of each film: Tron Legacy:  Dumb and fun. Kind of like the girl you are willing to date but never get serious with. The Social Network: You leave the theater wondering if Zuckerberg has Asperger’s Syndrome or is…

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Elysha was looking on Etsy.com for a handmade gift for our friend’s daughter’s first birthday and found a barrette holder that she thought would be perfect. Something like this: The little girl, whose name is Ella, wears a lot of barrettes and bows.  She was about to click on the purchase button when it occurred…

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After seeing the Tron Legacy this afternoon, I was left trying to remember which came first: The film or the video game? I was pretty sure that the film preceded the game, but in order to verify my suspicion, I checked the Wikipedia entry. The first line of the Wikipedia entry reads: Tron is a…

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By now you have probably heard about New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan and the foot fetish videos that he and his wife have posted to the Internet.  When asked about them, Ryan has indicated that this is a personal matter that he would prefer not discuss. In talking about the situation on ESPN…

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I don’t mind endings that make you wonder what might happen to a character had another scene been written or filmed. Both Something Missing and Unexpectedly, Milo end with the protagonist’s future in doubt. But at least you know that both protagonists will have a future. What I despise are endings in which the existence…

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Slate’s Chris Wilson reports on a 2009 study by the Department of Agriculture found that “2.3 million households do not have access to a car and live more than a mile from a supermarket. Much of the public health debate over rising obesity rates has turned to these ‘food deserts,’ where convenience store fare is…

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A quote from Heather O’Neill from This American Life: No one from a rich background can ever be cool. The more I think about it, the more I am certain that it is true.

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