This is Wild

I’m about half way through Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, and will go ahead and recommend it to you. It would have to get really bad in the second half of the book to offset how good the first part is, so I feel confident in making this recommendation. If you’ve done even a little backpacking, there […]

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Every which way

While Clint was talking to a chair at the RNC last summer, David Axelrod tweeted, “What is this?”. I had the same question as I started watching Every Which Way But Loose, which has Clint driving around the San Fernando Valley randomly picking fights with people. He also visits Denver. It goes without saying that […]

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Car trouble

My dashboard told me that the car’s oil life had reached 5%. I had to take the dashboard’s word for it – it knows more about these things than I do. To remedy the situation, I contacted the service station (are we still calling them that?) where I usually go via their web site and […]

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Lumix down

I acquired one of the Panasonic Lumix cameras last year, prior to our Big Island adventure, and it has been a great little camera. But shortly into the Southwest trip, I noticed some persistent dots and lines in the viewfinder and images. It looked like dust or tiny threads had gotten into the lens somehow. […]

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going meta

The WordPress Dashboard tells me that this will be my 500th Mellowcat communication. It all started in October 2008, following the lead (once again) of The Letter. The first couple of posts were just notes to myself, but then I started to get the hang of it and branched out into the Important Information that […]

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in fact it does

So, I’m apparently going to be pointing out web site errors all the time now? This will quickly become tedious. But before it does, here’s another one for you. My Google alerts for hometown news included an intriguing headline: Does not go online. Now you’ve got me clicking. The content (it’s a comparison of insurance […]

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