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    An Autumn’s Repose Nights in West Michigan have grown consistently colder — in the 30s, usually — and most of the leaves have descended from their perches atop the now-barren canopy. Autumn’s full, glorious array reminds us to be prepared for the winte...
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      No pet, no type. No pet, no type. via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1syfBYa
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        Out for a Walk I completed this afternoon a six-mile nature walk along the Kent Trails near Millennium Park, a favorite activity of mine that I haven’t had much time to enjoy this year. Gorgeous weather — upper 50s, sunny, light breeze. Got to watch, ...
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          The Serenity After the Storm I love storms — the malevolence of the sky, the crash of the thunder, the relentless drive of the rain. But after the storm passes, the damp stillness brings its own charms in the form of chirping birds, the smell of fresh ...
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            Introducing supervising audio technician Murphy d’Cat Introducing supervising audio technician Murphy d’Cat via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1npLwsm
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              Music, Unleashed I remember vividly the surprise on Mrs. G’s face when, as a fifth grader, I told her I had memorized all the lyrics to On Eagle’s Wings, a song new to us in the children’s choir at St. Anthony, after just a half-dozen run-throughs. How...
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                Birthday Retrospective, Part XXXVIII On Monday I transitioned from a defensible “mid thirties” to unambiguously “late thirties.” I’m more sanguine about the prospect than I might have been a few years ago. Let’s explore why. First, the last year has b...
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                  Nashville statues are nice, too. Nashville statues are nice, too. via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1lQ3Utr
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                    I think my order for “Wild Turkey” was… I think my order for “Wild Turkey” was misinterpreted. via Tumblr http://ift.tt/WA8xMt
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                      Labor Day = Day of Labor; Mayhaps a Lesson There? It’s not lost on me, the irony of spending a five-day Labor Day holiday sitting at home … laboring. I took off Friday, as well as Tuesday; Monday is a paid holiday that doesn’t come out of my PTO bank. ...
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                        A 90-Day Lookback I haven’t posted a general update in almost exactly three months. So here you go, in no particular order. Joint Statistical Meetings. Last week, I attended the Joint Statistical Meetings in Boston, Mass. The conference was lovely — a...
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                          Boston! Another nice statue, in the Public Gardens. Boston! Another nice statue, in the Public Gardens. via Tumblr http://ift.tt/UTHaMC
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                            Boston! Nice statues. Boston! Nice statues. via Tumblr http://ift.tt/UTHc7a
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                              Boston! Statue#3. Boston! Statue#3. via Tumblr http://ift.tt/UTH9s1
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                                Running! Or, A View from the Porch …. I spent probably three hours on the front porch tonight. The first half was spent enjoying a premium cigar and a dram of Scotch, whilst reading the sundry news of the day. The second half was spent on the phone, ca...
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                                  Baking a Career from Scratch in 10 Easy Steps Fourteen years ago this Thursday, I began employment with Spectrum Health, and this week I celebrate an altogether different kind of opportunity within the company as the result of a promotion. This new dir...
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                                    Images from Ludington State Park Last weekend, whilst enjoying the sundry delights of the Pentwater Palace, my fearless friends and I trekked along one of the trails at Ludington State Park. I brought my camera (a Nikon D3100) and brought out for the f...
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                                      Information Ownership and the Right to be Forgotten Much ado was made a few weeks ago about the European Union’s judicial determination that individual Europeans have, in broad strokes, a right to be forgotten on the Internet. Google protested, but now...
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                                        Epochs, Ideology and the Things That Matter A liberal looks at the country and, in his eagerness to immanentize the eschaton, rejects well-functioning tradition for want of some high-theoretic World State. A conservative looks at the country and, in hi...