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Complaining About College Football

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Wherever I go these days, people are complaining about college football. This odd fact will make more sense if you know that I live in Texas and have recently vacationed in Southern California. Texas is, after all, the home of several prominent football teams, including the University of Texas Longhorns. Southern California is also the […]

You’re Gonna Need an Ocean, of Calamine Lotion

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

One of the running jokes in my family has to do with my peculiar fascination with poison oak. When we’d go hiking in the foothills of California, which are often covered with poison oak, I’d be shouting out warnings: “Poison oak to the right! Look out on your left!” My family members would laugh at […]

Oops! Makes a Big Mistake [or, Strange Book Bedfellows, Part 1]

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Warning: Parents, this post is inappropriate for children. (Actually, it’s not really appropriate for anyone, but I think it’s worth posting anyway.
Today I received a dozen or more emails from friends, including a comment from my mother, who had received a peculiar email promotion from It read, in part:
Dear Customer,
We’ve noticed that customers […]

One of My Pet Peeves

Saturday, August 4th, 2007

Recently my family and I went on a short camping trip to Big Sur, California. This is one of the prettiest spots in the whole state, and, in my opinion, in the whole country. Big Sur combines rugged coastline with redwood forests, soaring mountains with lush meadows. Summertime highs are right around 70 degrees, and […]