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A blog by Matthew Dicks

Pandemic lasts

By mattyd | December 2, 2020

Some pre-pandemic lasts that I’m very much looking forward to updating at some point in 2021: Last movie: 1917, December 2019 Last visit to NYC: February 15-17 Last live show: February 16, Jagged Little Pill…

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Resolution update: November 2020

By mattyd | December 1, 2020

At the end of each month, I report on the progress of my New Year’s resolutions (or lack thereof). Here are the result through the end of November. PERSONAL FITNESS 1. Don’t die. Still alive!…

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Are these guys as terrible as they look? And was I just as terrible at their age?

By mattyd | November 30, 2020

Charlie and I played golf yesterday on a small, local course. The group in front of us consisted of three young men. If I had to guess, they were probably 17-19 years old. More than…

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By mattyd | November 29, 2020

A friend was recently ghosted by a man who she’d been dating for a few weeks. No phone call. No text message. Just silence. She told me that she’s worried about running into the man…

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Snowflake Samuel Alito is right. He is a bigot.

By mattyd | November 28, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito recently complained that “you can’t say that marriage is a union between one man and one woman. Now it’s considered bigotry.” Correct, you bigoted snowflake. You whiny, pathetic ignoramus. An…

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Still kneeling. Still winning.

By mattyd | November 27, 2020

In case you missed it, the quarterbacks of the Lions and the Texans (among others) both knelt during the singing of the national anthem yesterday. Twitter exploded both in both favor and opposition to this…

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Thankful for possibility

By mattyd | November 26, 2020

On this Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for possibility. I’m not sure why this has always been my instinct, but I’m always looking around the next corner. Relentlessly exploring uncharted territory. Constantly pursuing the next big thing.…

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When I was a child, I had a pet raccoon

By mattyd | November 25, 2020

I saw a raccoon sitting in the road on Sunday morning.   Probably not the healthiest raccoon in the world given that it was broad daylight and it appeared unconcerned about the enormous vehicle heading…

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Waiting 14 hours for a cheeseburger

By mattyd | November 24, 2020

California fast food chain In-N-Out Burger opened its first two Colorado locations over the weekend in Aurora and Colorado Springs. Lines in Aurora reportedly reached two miles long according to police who struggled to control…

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Forcing himself on us

By mattyd | November 23, 2020

Is anyone really surprised that Donald Trump is trying to force himself on us even after we said no? Is anyone surprised that during this weekend’s G-20 summit, Trump spent the bulk of his time…

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